Profile Theatre firmly believes in the value of arts education. We support this by providing educational opportunities to learners of all ages.

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Metropolitan Learning Center High School students perform 365 by Suzan-Lori Parks

Education Programs for Students

Education Programs for Adults

Mat Chats
The second Sunday matinee of each Main Stage production 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.

In Dialogue Series
A unique and vibrant part of Profile, In Dialogue is our series of lectures, pre-show talks, post-show discussions, concerts and other supplemental programming that explore our featured writer’s world. In Dialogue readings include new and contemporary plays in conversation with Sam Shepard’s body of work, as well as readings of Shepard plays not included in our Main Stage season or Festival of One Acts. In Dialogue Series events are programmed “a la carte” throughout the season.

Profile has a strong and comprehensive internship program for college and post-graduate students. Click here for more information.

Teacher Tickets
We offer 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 indicating the name of your school, subject and level you teach, and which performance you would like to attend.

Profile’s Education programs are supported in part by The Jane Unger Hands on Theatre Fund.  We are grateful to be able to honor the legacy of our founding Artistic Director Jane Unger by naming this fund after her.  Jane’s strong belief in education and commitment to bringing theatre arts to Portland youth is a daily inspiration. To donate to this fund, please contact Managing Director Matthew Jones at