Theatre Lab Dayton workshop

Dayton Theatre Workshops

Kid's Collaborate!
Writing and Performance Workshop
Open Dress - Wed June 1, 5:30p
Final Performance - Thu June 2, 6p

Local Dayton students walk us through a seemingly normal day at school...but what is normal? A mysterious crash through the ceiling, a desperate director looking for his actors, and even a celestial life form make for a day none of our players could've imagined. 

Let by local author Mathew Klickstein, our students used real life experience to craft monologues that are interwoven throughout the show. Directed by TheatreLab Executive Director, Philip Drennen, come check out these bright and talented students and get a glimpse into our process! 

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“I was nervous because I haven’t danced in years but your jazz masterclass was so fun, I can’t wait for the next one!”

Throughout the year, Theatrelab Dayton offers intensive workshops for both youth and adult performers in focusing on the fundamentals of musical theatre, singing, dancing, and acting. Our teaching artists range from Dayton area professionals to Broadway and film veterans. Notable workshops include beginner’s improv, audition techniques, stage combat, character development, and playwriting. Whether you’re a beginner or an old pro, our workshops are designed to strengthen your skills while introducing you to new tools and techniques.

For inquiries about private lessons and updates on the latest theatre classes and workshops offered in Dayton, OH, please contact

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Get Involved 

Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and your Dayton theatre community, but the benefits can be equally great for you. TheatreLab is always on the lookout for new Volunteers! Throughout the season, we have volunteer opportunities for all! From costumes to sets, volunteers are crucial to the success of TheatreLab Dayton!

If you're interested in volunteering, please enter your email below and we'll reach out as soon as possible! 

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This imperative funding enriches the lives and culture within our Dayton, OH region and is crucial to the success of our incredibly talented artists!


  • 10 new microphones - $2,500

  • Moving Truck for shows - $100

  • Sound Technician  - $250

  • Sponsor a Summer Camper - $250

  • Props  for Something Rotten - $250

  • Batteries for Something Rotten - $50

  • Costumes for Something Rotten - $1,200

  • Set Rental for Something Rotten - $1,500

Dayton Theatre Lab American Idiot cast members

Contact Us

Philip Drennen, Executive Director


Mackensie King, Artistic Director




116 N Jefferson St #200, Dayton, OH 45402

Monday - Friday: 10AM -4PM

P:   (937) 938-1073