Three artistic groups receive major grants from the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation

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The Human Race Theater Company has received a $25,000 grant to help fund its new “Engage Onstage” program. The program has three main components: engagement with the Daybreak Dayton, OneFifteen and Military Veteran programs offering program participants the opportunity to attend performances, learn about theatre, learn additional skills in empathy and listening and giving them the opportunity to tell their stories; a renewed commitment to diversity and inclusion in programming, audience development, staff and board recruitment, and family engagement; and a commitment to people with special needs.

The Human Race Theater Company’s 2022 production of “Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help”. PHOTO SCOTT J. KIMMINS

Credit: SCOTT J. KIMMINS

Credit: SCOTT J. KIMMINS

The Human Race Theater Company’s 2022 production of “Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help”. PHOTO SCOTT J. KIMMINS

Credit: SCOTT J. KIMMINS

Credit: SCOTT J. KIMMINS

Three productions from the 2022-2023 season of Human Race, the first under new artistic director Emily N. Wells, will be at the heart of Engage Onstage.

In addition, the Foundation is looking for new members to the Board of Directors. A board of community volunteers oversees the Foundation’s operations, including investments, grantmaking policies and research, and community support.

“Because the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation was created by local citizens with the dual purpose of serving the needs of the arts and the Dayton community as a whole, we are looking for members who are active in our local community and who love and attend the performances of these organizations supported by the Foundation,” said Richard McCauley, chairman of the board of directors, in a press release.

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The Foundation welcomes expressions of interest to serve on the board and nominations of others who would be valuable board members. Direct email inquiries to McCauley at richard.mccauley1@frontier.com.

For more information about the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation, Dayton’s only foundation dedicated solely to the arts, visit miriamrosenthalfoundation.org.

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