AN UPDATE FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Yesterday, we got the devastating news that, though we submitted our application to our bank more than ten days ago, the Small Business Administration fund has run out of money before our loan could be processed, depriving Profile of $68,000 in potential payroll support.
Our staff of 6 remain fully employed at this time and we are working hard to envision and create sustainable, inspiring arts programming. The path is unclear but our mission is more important than ever.
We’ve received a total of $7,200 in COVID relief funding from Oregon Community Foundation, Advanced Gender Equity in the Arts and American Theatre Wing. We are incredibly grateful.
But, as you can imagine, this is just a fraction of the need we are facing.
Patrons like you remain the beating heart of the theatre and the reason we can continue our work.
The stories we share connect us to ourselves and each other. They help us make sense of the suffering we see around us and dream into being the re-emergence we long for. At times, they provide needed escape, opening our imaginations and helping us soar. In the coming months, we will begin sharing new stories you can enjoy from the safety of your home.
But we can’t do it alone. Any gift you can make in this extraordinary time will help us continue shining a light on the stories that inspire us into the new world together.
Please give if you can at profiletheatre.org.support
I look forward to connecting with you.
Thank you for your support!
Josh Hecht, Artistic Director