Human Race Theatre

Debbie Blunden Diggs and Jasmine Easler visited the WYSO studios to talk about and share songs from The Human Race Theatre Company's production of Crowns, based on a book of stories on African American women and their beautiful hats.

Crowns is running now through June 28th at the Loft Theatre.

The Human Rights Campaign marches at Columbus gay pride in 2007.
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A new survey says Ohio schools are still unsafe for a majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. The biennial National School Climate Survey conducted by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) finds just 4 percent of Ohio students say their schools have a policy protecting them from bullying or harassment based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

 Kevin Mabrey with GLSEN Greater Dayton says Ohio hasn’t improved much in the last two years.

Human Race Theatre Presents Play It By Heart

Jun 14, 2014

WYSO was joined by many guests from the Human Race Theatre Company production of the musical Play it by Heart, which is being shown in the Loft Theatre in Dayton. Co-composer and lyricist David Spangler as well producing artistic director Kevin Moore discuss the origins of the play, David’s musical influences, and the empowerment of women in modern country music. Cast members Trisha Rapier and Kathryn Boswell even sing two phenomenal songs for us accompanied by Music Director Nils-Petter Ankarblom on the piano and Assistant Music Director Jay Brunner on the guitar.

Neal Gittleman, the director and Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, came by the WYSO studios on May 1st along with Sean Michael Flowers, the vocal director of the Dayton Philharmonic, and guest artists from the Human Race Theater Company, Katie Pees and Jay Pierce. They came in to talk about the collaboration between Human Race Theater and the Dayton Philharmonic for their upcoming show “The Best of Broadway," and gave a little preview in the form of  three fantastic songs from the upcoming show.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Dayton Art Institute.  This is Zoot's Summer Series and it is an entirely new concept in professional, outdoor theatre! Have a delicious boxed meal, a bottle of wine, and experience a show at the same time! One of Shakespeare's best known plays and perfect for a summer evening at The DAI.

The Cityfolk Festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the downtown Dayton Riverscape MetroPark. And on Sunday at 10:00PM are the Dayton Fireworks!!!!

The World-A-Fair....Food!  Dancing!  Music!  Costumes!  Cultural Exhibits!  Showcasing the ethnic backgrounds and cultures of Dayton and the greater Miami Valley. Friday, Saturday & Sunday at the Convention Center.

Saturday, join the Walk/Run in support of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton to benefit all of their furry friends.  Your on-leash pet is welcome to participate too, in what is sure to be a barking good time.

Photo courtesy of Kristen Wicker

Urban Nights in downtown Dayton is tonight…100+ locations including the Oregon District, & the Wright-Dunbar Business Village; 5 - 10pm tonight… Don't miss one of the best nights to be downtown!

Enjoy award-winning, modern bluegrass as one of the newest bands in bluegrass opens, Friday, at The Masonic Center, It’s Bluegrass Tymes II at 8pm.

The 13th Dayton Jewish International Film Festival is now open and 8 films will screen at THE NEON. The line-up looks terrific!

The 13th Dayton Jewish International Film Festival is now open and 8 films will screen at THE NEON. The line-up looks terrific!

Today is First Friday in downtown Dayton. There will be a Walking Tour, Craft Battle, Beer Tasting, Art Shows, and More.

When two cynical lawyers-one black and one white- prepare to defend a powerful white businessman accused of raping a young black woman, they must confront their own perceptions and prejudices….and this is a play at the Human Race Theatre.