ZOOT is a forward-thinking theatrical design company, specializing in puppets and masks.

The Zoot Theatre Company was founded in 2006 and was later incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2009. Since its founding, Zoot has prided itself on its ability to blend the visual and performing arts, using the stage as its gallery. Based in Dayton, Zoot's work has encompassed classic stories like HANSEL AND GRETALMOBY DICKPHANTOM TOLLBOOTHCANTERBURY TALESANIMAL FARM, AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD and THE PEARL to name a few.

ZTC tours to local and regional venues and continues to enjoy a number of partnerships with local high schools, colleges, and arts and cultural organizations such as: The Muse Machine, Town Hall Theatre in Centerville, CityFolk, Central State University, the University of Dayton, The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, The Human Race Theatre Company, and many other schools and organizations throughout the region.

Our Mission: The Zoot Theatre Company, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to stimulate the creative spirit through the collaboration of all forms of artistic expression including professional acting, masks, and puppetry by bringing theatrical arts to a variety of peoples and regional venues.