For 20 years Profile Theatre has enriched Portland’s cultural offerings with the bold mission of setting the playwright at the center of the season, making us one of the longest-running theater institutions in Oregon!

2017 – Quiara Alegría Hudes

Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue
26 Miles
Water by the Spoonful
The Happiest Song Plays Last
In Dialogue Staged Readings: awe/struck by christopher oscar peña, Orange Julius by Basil Kreimendahl

 

2016 – Tanya Barfield

The Call
Blue Door
Fall Festival: Antigone Project: A Play in 5 Parts

Bright Half LifeIn Dialogue Staged Readings: Of Equal Measure, SuperTrue, Electra and June and Jean in Concert (Concert of their Lives) The Book of Grace, Hazardous Beauty.

 

2015 – Sarah Ruhl

Dead Man’s Cell Phone
In the Next Room, or the vibrator
play
Fall Festival: Passion Play
Orlando
In Dialogue Staged Readings: Three SistersThe Revolutionists; The Lady Onstage; Stage Kiss

 

2014 – Sam Shepard

Eyes for Consuela
Buried Child

The Festival of One Acts

True West
In Dialogue Staged Readings: Hungry; Buena Vista; The Curse of the Starving Class; A Lie of the Mind

 

2012-2013 – Athol Fugard

“Master Harold”… and the Boys
The Road to Mecca
Blood Knot
My Children! My Africa!
Staged Readings: A Lesson from Aloes; Valley Song; Nothing But the Truth*
One Night Stands: Coming Home; Sizwe Bansi is Dead; Knowing Cairo*; Playland
*part of our In Dialogue Series

2011-2012 – 15th Anniversary Season

  • Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrence McNally
  • At Home at the Zoo by Edward Albee
  • A Lesson Before Dying by Romulus Linney (an adaptation of the Ernest Gaines novel)
  • Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson
  • Staged Readings: Lake Hollywood by John Guare; BecauseHeCan by Arthur Kopit; Old Times by Harold Pinter; The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon
  • One Night Stands: Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music by Lee Blessing; Take Me to the River by Constance Congdon; The Actor by Horton Foote; The American Clock by Arthur Miller; The Goddess Speaks, Readings from Shiksa Goddess by Wendy Wasserstein; Eccentricities of a Nightingale by Tennessee Williams

2010-2011 – Lee Blessing

Great Falls
Chesapeake
Thief River
Fortinbras
Staged Readings: When We Go Upon the SeaIndependenceA Walk in the Woods
One Night Stands: Patient AGoing to St. IvesA View of the MountainsTwo RoomsCobb

 

2009-2010 – Horton Foote

The Trip to Bountiful
The Carpetbaggers Children
The Young Man from Atlanta
Staged Readings: Valentine’s DayTo Kill a MockingbirdDividing the Estate
One Night Stands: Courtship1918Tender MerciesAn Evening of One-ActsThe Last of the Thorntons

 

2008-2009 – Neil Simon

Fools
Biloxi Blues
Jake’s Women
The Sunshine Boys
Staged Readings: Lost in Yonkers; The Odd Couple; I Ought to Be In Pictures 
One Night Stands: Plaza SuiteBrighton Beach MemoirsBroadway BoundGod’s FavoriteThe Good Doctor

2007-2008 – John Guare

Six Degrees of Separation
A Few Stout Individuals
Landscape of the Body
The House of Blue Leaves
Staged Readings: Bulfinch’s MythologyBosoms and Neglect

 

2006-2007 – Wendy Wasserstein

An American Daughter
The Heidi Chronicles
The Sisters Rosensweig
Uncommon Women and Others
Staged Readings: Isn’t It RomanticOld MoneyThird

 

2005-2006 – Lanford Wilson

Talley’s Folley
Talley & Son
Burn This
Redwood Curtain
Staged Readings: Fifth of JulySympathetic Magic

 

2004-2005 – Terrence McNally

The Stendhal Syndrome
The Lisbon Traviata
It’s Only a Play
Staged Readings: Three from Column ACorpus Christi

 

 

2003-2004 – Romulus Linney

2
Klonsky and Schwartz
Silver River
Staged Reading: Gint

 

 

2002-2003 – Edward Albee


The Zoo Story/The American Dream
Seascape
Three Tall Women
Staged Reading: Fragments

 

2001-2002 – Harold Pinter


The Homecoming
A Kind of Alaska/Ashes to Ashes
The Birthday Party
Staged Readings: The Dumb Waiter; One for the Road

 

2000-2001 – Arthur Miller

The Price
All My Sons
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan
Staged Reading: Broken Glass

 

 

1999-2000 – Constance Congdon

Tales of the Lost Formicans
Lips
No Mercy/One Day Earlier

 

 

1998-99 – Tennessee Williams

The Garden District: Something Unspoken & Suddenly Last Summer
The Glass Menagerie
Blue Roses

 

 

1997-98 – Arthur Kopit

Wings
The Road to Nirvana
Indians

 

 

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