The John DePino Scholarship Fund was created in memory of John DePino, beloved uncle of our Artistic Director. Upon John’s passing, his family donated his handcrafted jewelry to be sold with proceeds benefitting Square Foot Theatre actors in need of financial support.


Donations to this restricted fund provide scholarships to support actors who cannot afford the costs associated with being part of a production.



Actors who received scholarships have said







You can help support actors and their endeavors at The Square Foot Theatre by making a gift to this special fund.


Gifts can be made:


“This scholarship has allowed my son to continue being himself in a judgement free zone at The Square Foot Theatre. When he is on stage or working on a production, the traumas he has endured in his short life don’t exist. He is free from those burdens and can focus on the joy acting brings him.”

“This scholarship has made my dream of being in a musical possible. In the past it was difficult for me to express my love of being on stage because I was never given the opportunity. With this scholarship, I was able to show my passion for musical theatre.”

Online - using our secure donation form.

By Mail - send a check payable to Square Foot Theatre to our address below. Please be sure to include John DePino Fund in the memo line.

By Phone - call our office at 203.793.7383 to make your donation.

In Person - stop by the theatre during our Box Office hours. You can also check out John's handcrafted jewelry, also benefiting the fund.