Dear Friend,

We hope that you, like us, have been hunkering down and staying in as much as possible during this Coronavirus outbreak. What an incredibly difficult time we are living through. What has become clear in this crisis is how interconnected we truly are.

The health and safety of our patrons, staff and the community at large is a top priority. In compliance with social distancing directives from the state, city and county we have made the difficult decisions to:

-Postpone the remainder of our 2019-20 season until Fall 2020
-Cancel our April 24 gala and raise $75,000 virtually

While we can’t gather in person to carry out our life-enriching programs, we will continue to pursue our important mission and serve the Portland community. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Please consider supporting Profile Theatre with a donation at profiletheatre.org/support

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW MORE THAN EVER
Local arts organizations like Profile Theatre are unable to carry out programs that benefit thousands of individuals each year. This is resulting in lost revenue and loss of work for many artists, theatre technicians and administrators. Your gift will make our ongoing community engagement work & future mainstage programming possible. 

OUR GOAL
To keep our operations running in the absence of our planned programming, we need to raise $75,000 by April 24.

PROGRESS TO GOAL
Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, as of April 7, we are at 77% or $57,789 to goal! Please join us in our effort and BE A LIGHT for Profile Theatre.

WHAT WILL PROFILE DO?
We are doubling down on our engagement efforts through digital platforms and ramping up our connectivity to the easily-isolated members of our Community Profile program: members of the LGBTQ+ community and People Living With HIV. Get creative with us as we bring our work to you through online arts programming until we can be together again.

LET’S CONNECT
Stay tuned for fun ways to engage with our community through digital platforms to ease isolation in this trying time. Our team is working remotely but we want to hear from you! profiletheatre.org/contact-us

So much needs your attention right now in this urgent time. Art cannot literally save a life. But art helps us make meaning out of life. And art connects us to our deepest selves and to one another, easing isolation and creating a much-needed sense of community. In this way, art can be a lifeline to so many.

Help us continue to bring you the arts and community programming you value by making a gift today. We promise to use our creativity to continue serving our city however we can in this extraordinary time.

With warmest regards
Josh Hecht, Artistic Director
Profile Theatre