From Participants to Co-Directors

Journeying down The North Mountain, past the Hidden Folk, and into Arendelle was a dream of ours. The Square Foot Theatre has always been our own little “Arendelle” filled with adventure, chaos, fun, friends, but most importantly love and family.  (Oh, and of course lots and lots of hygge!)

Everyone longs to find friendships that last a lifetime, and that’s what we found from growing up in SFT’s Summer Theatre Program. It’s what we strive to help the kids find and carry with them outside of this theatre. This show has been such an amazing example of how important friendship and family is and we can’t thank Jared, Patrick, and the SFT Board for allowing us to conquer the monster that is Frozen Jr.

To the parents who have volunteered their time, Patrick who worked tirelessly to help our visions come to life, and our family and friends for being the light that thaws away the coldness of the world, thank you. 

These kids have been a dream to work with and they’re passion is unlike any other. Thank you for giving them the opportunity to express themselves here at SFT and let them spend their summer having a blast with us!

We’re so thrilled to open up the gates and invite you into the world of Frozen Jr!

Jane Kos and Joey Mulvey

Co-Directors

Introducing Square Foot Tavern

Square Foot Theatre Company announced its expansion this week to now include a bar and lounge. The company took over the space adjacent to its current location, formally occupied by Yale Billiards, and has been undergoing renovations since the first of the year.

The addition includes a new patron entrance and lobby, with a separate bar area, and 1,500 square foot lounge. “Our company began this journey 12 years ago in the hopes of creating a safe space where actors of all ages can be themselves in a nurturing environment. The new Square Foot Tavern allows us to broaden that atmosphere to the greater community,” said Jared Andrew Brown, Executive Director and Co-Founder. “This space is not just for our actors, patrons, and theatre-lovers. Our living room atmosphere welcomes all to bring their own food, order their favorite drink, and grab a board game to play with family and friends.”

“As we watched actors and patrons linger after our performances, we were inspired to create a space where people can continue to enjoy their night without feeling pressured to leave,” added Michelle O’Brien, President of the Board of Directors. “While the project was a huge undertaking for our small non-profit, the Board agreed it was a perfect opportunity to expand our intimate theatre atmosphere for the community to enjoy beyond production weeks and allow our actors more opportunities to share their craft.”

The venue will feature karaoke nights, Sunday Drag shows, and viewing parties. The added space will also serve as an outlet for actors to be able to test their audition material to patrons before catching their “big break.” It will also be available for private events. The theatre space, with intimate cabaret style seating will remain the same, except patrons will only be allowed to bring in food, with full bar available on site.

The bar and lounge are set to open on April 5 with a grand opening on April 7. After Opening Weekend, the tavern will be open six days a week. (Excluding Mondays).

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