Profile Theatre is pleased to announce the launch of several new programs for our 2017 Quiara Alegría Hudes Season. Profile has a long commitment to creating, not just great work on our stages, but community dialog and engagement around the themes of our featured writers work. “One of my biggest priorities as I start my new tenure at the helm of Profile is continuing to broaden the communities we reach and serve,” says Artistic Director Josh Hecht,  “And continuing to deepen the two-way engagement with our city.”

Community Council
Profile’s Community Council are people from the Portland area of varying ages, ethnicities and  backgrounds who are invited to view the backstage process from beginning to end and share their perspectives with our communities. Read observations and reflections for the Community Council here.

Community Profile: Our City’s Veterans
Profile has created a one-of-a-kind collaboration with the Writers Guild Initiative bringing award-winning writers from across the country to Portland to mentor local veterans in the craft of writing. Helping our veterans each month reflect upon and share their experiences is, in one participant’s words, “a life-changer.” The program will culminate in public performances in November alongside our productions of Water by the Spoonful and The Happiest Song Plays Last. Read more here. 

Monday, November 13th at 7:30pm on the Alder Stage:

The program culminates in a public performance of the veterans’ writing staged with professional actors.  This event is in conjunction with our rotating repertory production of Water By The Spoonful and The Happiest Song Plays Last, the final two plays in a trilogy of work centered around Elliot Ortiz, a veteran of the Iraq war.