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When taking in a show at the Square Foot Theatre, you can bring your own food and drink. And if you’re so inspired, you can bring your own talent to the next performance. The nearly ten-year-old company puts the community in community theater.
“Our name is the Square Foot Theatre because it’s everyone’s feet, all these square feet that make it all possible,” said Executive Director Jared Brown.
Now in its ninth season, Square Foot Theatre is about to stage its 50th show. Its season has eight productions - seven musicals and one play.
The company offers a summer camp, a summer program for young people, and opportunities for college students. With support from Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation it also brings programs into area schools, including the St. Martin De Porres Academy and Amity Middle School.
Prior to its current home, the company was living out of a suitcase and renting space, which limited it to one or two productions per year.
“It’s the perfect atmosphere,” Brown said of the company’s permanent venue in Wallingford. “We seat 80 people so it’s intimate. You feel like you’re in the show.” Continue reading.