Executive & Artistic Director: Jared Andrew Brown
Director of Education & Technical Director: Patrick Laffin
Operations Manager: Steven Rignoli
Resident Choreographer: Jennifer Kaye
Resident Music Director: Alan Dougherty
Theatrical Technician: Tom Gordon
As a theatre educator for more than 15 years, Jared focuses on creativity with a cause. In
order to do this one must conceive a life, a character, or a reality with the simple task of
asking "What if?". This allows actors to see in one's own mind reactions to the outside world,
and in turn embodying that reaction to a character's truth. In an actor's ongoing endeavor to
find "truth", Jared places emphasis on techniques, and mastering control of their physical
body and voice.
In his teaching, Jared inspires students through a combination of different techniques, including methods of acting that inspired him like Stanislavski or Meisner. Within these methods, he attempts to have each actor find their own approach and devices.
Jared received his BFA in Music Theatre from The Hartt School, where he has also choreographed. Favorite roles include: Younger Brother, Ragtime, Billy Flynn, Chicago, Billy Lawlor, 42nd Street, Billy Crocker, Anything Goes. Jared’s choreography has graced the stages of The Seven Angels Theatre and The Little Theatre of Manchester, not to mention various high schools and community stages across the East Coast. Jared is in his 6th year as Resident Choreographer of North Haven High School and is the Director of the Theatre Program at Bear Path Elementary in Hamden. Jared’s students have gone on to join the casts of MARY POPPINS on Broadway, the national tour of ANNIE, as well as appear in nationally broadcast commercials.
Meet Our Artistic Director
Patrick has been teaching theatre in Connecticut for the past ten years, specializing in audition
techniques Shakespearean analysis and preparation, and character development. He also has a
background working in talent marketing for actors, models and musicians. Patrick is also
The Square Foot Theatre's Director of Education.
Design and artistry credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It,
Distance From Here, Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelfth Night, Kiss Me Kate, Footloose,
Johnny Guitar, Crazy For You, Big-the Musical, Pippin, Guys and Dolls, Jr. and Godspell Jr.
Patrick has entertained both locally and internationally.
Meet Our technical Director
A special shoutout to our Founding Music Director, Jameson Forsythe, and Founding Choreographer, Amy Borysewicz.