image from a show
image from a show
image from a show

Mission and Beliefs


The mission of the YS Kids Playhouse is to cultivate the development of future actors, leaders, patrons and audiences and to enhance art awareness in our community through arts education programming and the creation of original multimedia theater for youth.


To accomplish this mission, we:

  • Provide quality theater training for local youth since no formal academic theater education is available in our community.
  • Fill a niche in the Miami Valley and Dayton area theater spectrum, focusing exclusively on original works that also produce higher-level thinking and learning skills.
  • Require works to be threaded with contemporary social, cultural, historical, or geopolitical issues and modern media technologies keeping our experience relevant for youth and our community.
  • Use artists from a multitude of disciplines (visual arts, sculpture, video art, music performance, and dance) providing a variety of arts role models and enriching the quality of the production experience.
  • Provide partial and full scholarships, thereby enabling all youth to participate.
  • Produce sophisticated entertainment for all ages that does not condescend to youth, providing quality arts experiences for our community.