Allison Mickelson is honored to debut at Profile Theatre with the brilliant writing of Lisa Kron. Favorite roles include Alison in Fun Home (Portland Center Stage, OR), Mother in Ragtime (Surflight Theater, NJ), Lola in Damn Yankees (Allenberry Playhouse, PA), Emily in Elf The Musical (National Tour), and Mame in Mame (Allenberry Playhouse and Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, VA). Allison has written and performed numerous solo cabarets in NYC, MA, PA, SD and OR. She teaches music and yoga, conducts choirs, and works with art and worship at Middle Collegiate Church, a progressive worshiping community in the East Village. Special thanks to Jane Unger, Josh Hecht, the creative team and the crew. Profile Theatre’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative warrants high praise and Mickelson thanks patrons for supporting live theater and the highlighting of these voices.
As the founding Artistic Director of Profile Theatre Project, Jane is delighted to return to Profile and usher in this extraordinary season featuring Anna Deveare Smith and Lisa Kron with Kron’s 2.5 Minute Ride. During her fifteen years at the Profile helm she had the pleasure of producing and directing seasons by playwrights Arthur Kopit (inaugural season), Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Constance Congdon, Romulus Linney, Harold Pinter, Edward Albee, Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, Wendy Wasserstein, John Guare, Neil Simon, Horton Foote, Lee Blessing and Athol Fugard, working directly with many of these writers on new play development. Recently in Portland at Artists Repertory Theatre, Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally and the world premiere of The Talented Ones by Yussef El Guindi. Other directorial work: Triad Stage, The Inge Festival, Creede Repertory Theatre, Idaho Theatre for Youth, Great Plains Theatre Conference and in Portland Storefront Theatre, Miracle Theatre, CoHo Productions, JAW at Portland Center Stage and New Rose Theatre. She adapted and directed Carver Country for Literary Arts, based on Raymond Carver short stories and worked as a consultant with Book-It Repertory Theatre in Seattle on The Financial Lives of the Poets and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. As an actress, Jane worked in the New York area at theatres including Manhattan Theatre Club, Manhattan Punch Line and Hartford Stage. Among the awards Jane has received, she is especially proud of her Drammy Award for Best Director for Wings and the Drammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Peter Ksander, Scenic Design
Sarah Gahagan, Costume Designer
Miranda k Hardy, Lighting Designer
Casi Pacilio, Sound Design
Jana Crenshaw, Composer
Kyra Bishop, Props Master
Carol Ann Wohlmut, Stage Manager
Rory Breshears, Production Manager
Charlie Capps, Production Assistant