Summer Stock

Summer Stock is a two-week summer theatre camp for boys and girls ages 11 - 16, which culminates in a production that is totally produced by the group (with a little help from seasoned professionals.) This summer, all activities will be held at the new Dayton Metro Library Main Branch, downtown Dayton.

Have questions about the camp? Please email us at with the subject “Summer Stock” or call (937) 461-3823.



An original play about bravery, imagination and space travel!
written and directed by Jake Lockwood

Directed by Jake Lockwood

June 17 - 29, 2019
Ages 11 – 16
Class: Monday – Friday, June 17 – 28 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 23 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Performance: Saturday, June 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Early Bird Fee: $375.00
Fee Starting May 15: $425.00


*All activities held at the Dayton Metro Library Main Branch, downtown Dayton,
Third and St. Clair Streets

About the Project

The theatre is an amazing place where audiences are transported to a new world and introduced to characters and situations that stretch the bounds of their imaginations. This summer, The Human Race Theatre Company invites young actors to come together for two weeks to stretch THEIR imaginations and produce a unique theatrical experience for Dayton audiences at the Dayton Metro Library’s downtown campus. Under the direction of local director and actor, Jake Lockwood, these young artists will produce every aspect of a one-act stage production of an original play written especially for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 trip to the Moon – RIPPLES.

With hands-on approach, the students will work with Jake and other local artists to craft and design every aspect of the show, then ultimately perform the piece for the public in the Library’s Eichelberger Forum.

Director: Jake Lockwood

Jake Lockwood is a writer, director and actor who grew up and fell in love with the theatre right here in Dayton. He honed his Acting skills at Wright State University, then travelled south to Orlando where he performed in 27 different shows in a twenty plus year stint at Walt Disney World. His focus on Improvisation and Atmospheric/Immersive theatre has led Jake into the world of writing and directing, a shift that allows him to pursue new and exciting opportunities with clients all over the globe. Jake has written and directed shows for Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Lines, SeaWorld, The Human Race Theatre Company, Zoot Theatre Company, and Mirage Entertainment as well as developing attraction storylines for Dollywood, Busch Gardens Tampa and Universal Studios. As an educator, Jake has shared his love of acting and improvisation with The Human Race Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Town Hall Theatre, The Muse Machine, Beavercreek Youth Theatre…and is thrilled to be an Adjunct Instructor, teaching Improv to Sophomore Acting majors at Wright State University. Jake is proud to be named the Senior Show Director for Vandalia Youth Theatre for 2018 and equally honored to be selected as an adjudicator for the Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards.

Past Summer Stock KIDS Productions