“Claudia” is a gift to our community
As you know, due to the serious ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we've had to cancel our remaining in-person programming. In April, we called upon our supporters to see us through the crisis. Your generous contributions helped us surpass our fundraising goals and retain our staff. In addition, we were able to collaborate remotely with a team of artists to create a new play and adapt to an audio platform. Our vision is to give the gift of theatre in a way that you can enjoy anywhere, anytime. Episode 1 launches on Monday, June 15 and we can't wait to share!
DEDICATED TO BIPOC WHO LOST THEIR LIVES TO HIV
“According to the Center for Disease Control, the Black and Diaspora communities have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups in the United States. These communities face a higher rate of poverty than other racial/ethnic groups which results in decreased access to high-quality health care, housing, and HIV prevention education—directly and indirectly increasing the risk for HIV infection and affecting the health of people living with and at risk for HIV.” –Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)
Since 2016, Profile Theatre has had an explicit commitment to presenting stories from a wide variety of perspectives, centering women, people of color, and Queer writers and artists. CLAUDIA was collaboratively-written by 9 of today's most honored and exciting writers from a range of backgrounds.Check out their bios HERE
Now more than ever, we must deepen our collective compassion and fight for racial and social justice. Writers with diverse perspectives help us see, make sense of the most challenging of times, and light the way towards the future.
We hope that this serial audio play is a chance for you to sit back, relax, and use your imagination. Soak in the soundscape we've created and meet our diverse characters. Then, we hope you harness your renewed energy and creativity to ACT and be a force for change.
BLACK LIVES MATTER