Photo Credits (from left to right): Linda Hayden and Cycerli Ash in Sweat by David Kinder Photography, Miriam Schwartz and Jamie M. Rea in Indecent by Kathleen Kelly, and Guests at Profile’s 20th Anniversary Celebration by David Kinder Photography.

Welcome back!

We’ve missed you and we can’t wait to see you back at the theatre this season!

Our 2021–2022 season will be unlike any other, offering both live and digital programming throughout the year.

Up first, this summer we’re presenting the final play in our Nottage / Vogel series: The Oldest Profession by Paula Vogel at the Barge Building at Zidell Yards! This semi-outdoor space is well ventilated and allows for social distancing. Seating is limited to approximately 750 for the entire run of eight performances! Click here for more details about this new space.

Then, starting in the winter we’ll be performing at our east side venue you know and love, Imago Theatre, for two productions from our canceled 2020 season by one of the most singular voices in the American theatre, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS HERE

REVISIT 2020–2021 HERE

Summer Show

The Oldest Profession by Paula Vogel
Directed by Jamie Rea
August 5–15, 2021
at the Barge Building at Zidell Yards

What is the retirement plan for the oldest profession? As Ronald Reagan enters the White House, five aging practitioners of the oldest profession are faced with a diminishing clientele, increased competition for their niche market, and aching joints. With wit, compassion, and humor, they struggle to find and learn new tricks as they fight to stay in the Life. Renew your membership to ensure you won’t miss out on this rare opportunity to see one of Paula Vogel’s earliest and most charming plays.

“an absorbing, compassionate vignette from Reagan-era America.” –Variety

Fall, Winter, and Spring Shows

In the fall, we’ll introduce you to our 2022 Featured Writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. We’ll present a fully-designed virtual reading of an early play by this provocative playwright. Members will also get to participate in free Member Salons, going in depth into the playwright’s world with leading theatre scholars.

Then in the Winter, two full productions at Imago Theatre:

Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
January 13–30, 2022
at Imago Theatre

Winner of the 2014–2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play. Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations.

“…an exceptionally brilliant piece of writing…gut-punchingly honest work.” –Time Out

Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Josh Hecht
May 5–22, 2022
at Imago Theatre

Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. This funny, trenchant, and powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.

“A rare example of a contemporary play that keeps us constantly guessing where it’s headed, GLORIA is a work not to be easily forgotten.” –Hollywood Reporter

Plus the “On Air” programming you’ve come to love!

This season we will also continue our digital platform Profile Theatre On Air, your home for virtual plays and podcasts which have been played more than 10,000 times since June, 2020. Theatrical performances, interviews with community members, readings, panels, conversations and more. Members get free access to everything we do!

Voices from the Real World

Guests engage in wide-ranging conversations about life, identity and art and read selections of writing they’ve done in our Community Profile writing workshops.

Satellite: Beyond the Page

If you like pre and post-show conversations, you’ll love this podcast that goes in-depth into our plays.

Ready to join in for 2021–2022 and experience everything we do first and free?

Because this year is LIVE again, you will need one Membership for each person in your party. A membership grants you one unlimited access pass which means you can attend each show more than once.

Click the button below to purchase your Membership online, or call 503.242.0080 to speak with someone live between the hours of 12:00–4:00pm, Monday–Friday.