In Dialogue Staged Readings include new and contemporary plays in conversation with Quiara Alegría Hudes body of work, as well as readings of Hudes plays not included in our Main Stage season.

We are thrilled to announce the first In Dialogue reading of the 2017 season, and are so excited to be presenting this important new work in partnership with Milagro Theatre, where the reading will be performed.

awe/struck by christopher oscar peña
Directed by Josh Hecht

Twenty-one-year-old Denia arrives in Chicago, looking to create a place for herself in this unfamiliar country. Monique’s never left Chicago but feels more and more like a stranger in her own home. A chance encounter between them transforms their lives forever in this wildly theatrical new play about identity and perception.

Originally commissioned by The Goodman Theater. Developed at the Sundance Institute and at the LAByrinth Theater Company in New York

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Monday May 15 & Tuesday May 16
7:30pm
MILAGRO THEATRE
525 SE Stark Street, Portland OR 97214

Join us following the reading for a post-show conversation between our special invited guests and Profile’s Artistic Director Josh Hecht, about issues that lie not only at the heart of awe/struck, but are deeply relevant to our Portland community as a whole.

Monday, May 15th: Jimena Alvarado, Women’s Studies Professor at Portland Community College
Tuesday, May 16th: Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas, Policy & Civic Engagement Manager at Latino Network

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Tickets are free as part of Profile’s ongoing efforts to make quality theatre available to all members of our community.