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In Conversation

Quiara In Conversation

Profile Theatre Presents

Quiara Alegría Hudes IN CONVERSATION

with Josh Hecht, Artistic Director at Profile Theatre

Saturday November 18th, 2017 11:00 am

Alder Stage, Artists Rep


This Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist is travelling to Portland for a special one time event.  She’ll be joining Artistic Director Josh Hecht on stage for an hour-long conversation about her writings and the role of art in activism.  Quiara will also read an excerpt from her forthcoming memoir and selections from her newest project Emancipated Stories: Pages From Those Behind Bars.  

Directly following the conversation there will be a hosted reception in the lobby.  Enjoy light refreshments with wine from Wildwood/Mahonia as you linger with other patrons and reflect upon the words from this open-hearted and emotionally accessible playwright.

Conversation & Reception: $65


EXCLUSIVE ADD-ON: Quiara will autograph your playscript!  This add-on includes one copy each of Water by the Spoonful and The Happiest Song Plays Last, both autographed just for you – and given to you at the reception by Quiara herself!

Conversation & Reception + Autographed Playscripts: $95



Or call the box office: 503.242.0080  Tues – Fri noon-4pm

Location: Artists Rep 1515 SW Morrison St, Portland OR 97205


Quiara Alegría Hudes is a playwright, professor of writing and theater at Wesleyan University, and native of West Philly, U.S.A. Hailed for her work’s exuberance, intellectual rigor, and rich imagination, her plays and musicals have been performed around the world. They are Water By the Spoonful, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; In the Heights, winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer finalist; Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, another Pulitzer finalist; Daphne’s Dive; The Good Peaches; Miss You Like Hell; and The Happiest Song Plays Last. Hudes is a playwright in residence at New York’s Signature Theater and a proud alum of Philadelphia Young Playwrights.

NYC Getaway Raffle


Enter to win a 3-Night New York City Getaway complete with airfare, accommodations at the Ace Hotel and premium seats to the hottest show in the country – Hamilton, Winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama!

Tickets $250 each (Limit of 100 will be sold) can be purchased HERE or by calling the box office 503.242.0080.


Prize Includes
-A voucher for two premium seats to the hit Broadway show Hamilton*
A voucher for three nights stay at the Ace Hotel
-Round trip coach airfare for two from Portland to New York (or equivalent)
(fair market value: $3,500)

Ticket Price: $250

A maximum of 100 tickets will be sold.
Hard copy tickets will be mailed within 72-hours of purchase. A confirmation email will be sent as your reciept of purchase.

Drawing will take place on December 5, 2016 at 8:15pm PST, at 1515 SW Morrison St, Portland OR (need not be present to win).

*Hamilton Ticket Voucher must be redeemed by January 15, 2017 for performances between February 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017









20th Anniversary Season Launch Party

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Profile’s 20th Anniversary Season!

Sneak a peek at the 2017 Quiara Alegría Hudes Season,  meet our new Artistic Director Josh Hecht, and enjoy live music with special guests cuatro Player Gerardo Calderon, percussionist Ana Briseño and saxophonist Quinn Dymalski.

Actors Crystal Muñoz, Claire Rigsby, Todd Van Voris, and the full cast of our February production Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue; Anthony Lam, Cristi Miles, Jimmy Garcia and Tony Green will be performing scenes from the 2017 Quiara Alegría Hudes Season.

Food by Por Que No & Pambiche
Wine by David Hill Winery

Monday, December 5th, 2016
Doors Open at 7:00pm
Program Begins at 7:30pm

Drawing for our 3 Night New York Getaway Raffle at 8:15pm
(To find out more and to purchase tickets, go HERE.)

Artists Repertory Theatre, Morrison Lobby & Stage

Just $15
Buy  HERE or call 503.242.0080 (Tues-Fri noon-4pm)








What a way to launch a season!

Well, we started the 2016 Tanya Barfield Season with a crazy swirl of activity! Tanya herself came to visit us and help us get the season off to a roaring start! In case you missed any of the activities and events. Here’s a rundown of all the fun from the opening weekend February 4th – 7th !

Tanya Barfield at MLC

Friday morning started off with a visit to Metropolitan Learning Center, Tanya Barfield’s alma mater, where Profile is currently running a trimester-long theatre class. The residency culminates in the final show of students performing pieces from Tanya’s plays and scenes they’ve written in response to her work. Tanya got to see the student’s work-in-progress and give them feedback. Scene work was followed by a Q&A. It was a great morning! Tanya got to experience young artists performing her work in the very auditorium where she directed her first play!


Tanya Barfield at Playwright Luncheon

Friday afternoon was our elegant Playwright Luncheon in the lobby of Artists Rep. The sold-out event was a pure delight. We had speakers from Profile leadership, former students and then a Tanya gave a talk that had the whole lobby on their feet.


Tanya Barfield at Powell’s Books with OPB crew

Friday afternoon also had Tanya, Profile staff and a crew from OPB shooting on-location around Portland for Oregon Art Beat. Look for Art Beat’s Tanya Barfield story later this month!


Cast and director of The Call with Tanya Barfield. Photo by Artslandia.

Saturday night was opening night for The Call and we had a lovely pre-show conversation with Tanya and Interim Artistic Director Lauren Bloom Hanover. And our post-show opening night reception was extra festive with our playwright in attendance.


Mat chat with Tanya Barfield, Gemma Whelan and Lauren Bloom Hanover.

Sunday’s matinee of The Call had a lively mat chat with Tanya, director Gemma Whelan and Interim Artistic Director Lauren Bloom Hanover.



We could not have asked for a better weekend with our playwright! We are so glad so many of you, our audience, got a chance to meet her and hear her speak. It was such an inspiring kick off to the 2016 Season!

Don’t miss out on any of the remaining plays in the 2016 Tanya Barfield Season. 3 Play Subscriptions are on sale here!


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