Profile Theatre firmly believes in the value of arts education. We support this by providing educational opportunities to learners of all ages.
Education Programs for Students
Education Programs for Adults
The first Sunday matinee of each Main Stage and Stage Reading Production is is followed by Mat Chat, our talk-back series. These lively and informal discussions with the artists involved with the production offer a behind-the-scenes look at the process that led to the production. Depending on the production, Mat Chats are lead by directors, designers, dramaturges, actors or writers.
Staged Readings and One Night Stands
A unique aspect of Profile, these events further our mission of presenting a full scope of a playwright’s body of work. In our Staged Readings, actors hold scripts but the play is fully staged. Scaled-down production elements are employed to enhance the overall experience. With our One Night Stands, we let the words take center stage as actors read the play aloud. The imagination gets a workout as the audience experiences the play as if watching a live radio show.
Lectures and Other Programs
In addition to the plays of our featured writer, Profile hosts a number of lectures by scholars, activists, artists, community leaders, etc. who speak on topics related to those addressed in our season. This season, speakers may include Civil Rights activists, a historian speaking on apartheid-era South Africa, an African drumming group, etc.
Profile has a strong and comprehensive internship program for college and post-graduate students. Click here for more information.
This season, we are offering free tickets to any full time teacher in the k-12 system or professor in an accredited college or university for any of our performances. To order a Teacher Ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the name of your school, subject and level you teach, and which performance you would like to attend.