This year our beloved teacher, Melissa Malone, lost her wife Theresa Labreglio. To honor both women, Hoboken Children’s Theater will be offering a scholarship in Theresa’s name, to a deserving high school senior, to be used as they enter college in the fall.

Theresa Labreglio was an avid theater lover from a very young age, finding love for both performances and later directing and writing. She went on to study Theater & Media at Fordham University and become a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association as a Stage Manager. Theresa was an ardent champion of young people. She truly believed in them and spent her time sharing her skills, and helping them create the tools needed to be successful in the entertainment industry. This mixed with her passion for creating a “home” on set for her film and theatre families was what made her heart sing.

Hoboken Children’s Theater is proud to be able to honor such a special woman.


1. It is preferred that you have participated in any capacity, (a performer, assistant, staff, or volunteer ) in 2 HCT programs (productions, classes, SummerStage) while in high school. (Though we will consider all past students.)
2. You must submit an essay, explaining how HCT has influenced you on your path to college.
3. You must be attending an accredited 4 year college or university in the Fall.

You do not need to be majoring in the Arts.

This scholarship can be used as the recipient sees fit. Toward expenses, tuition, travel, etc.

Application deadline is June 1.

Submit the following to

Home Phone:
Cell phone:

High School:
College attending in Fall:
Major (If decided):
Minor (If decided):

History of participation at HCT (i.e. 2014-2016 Classes, Performance Workshop, SummerStage, Group Voice, 2016-2020 HCT Company):

What character from a play or musical do you relate to the most and why?

(250+ words)
How has your experience at HCT influenced you in regards to college and your future?