Category Archive: 2014 In Dialogue Main Stage Events

In Dialogue: True West Events

Go deeper into the play and the world of Sam Shepard with unique events before or after almost every performance!

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, November 8th: Opening Night Reception
After the performance, mingle with cast, crew and Profile staff to celebrate the opening of our production in the upstairs Morrison Lobby.

Sunday, November 9th: Mat Chat
Join the director of TRUE WEST, Artistic Director Adriana Baer, in a post-performance Mat Chat as she explores the themes of the play and the way in which they are realized in this production. Alder Stage

Thursday, November 13th: Dinner Dialogue
Join Artistic Director Adriana Baer and members of our Production Team for the final Dinner Dialogue of the season!  Guests will gather in the private dining room at Grüner for a three course meal. Enjoy an intimate conversation about the rehearsal process and performance of this production.
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Tickets are $55 and dinner service begins promptly at 5:30.

Friday, November 14th: Tamale Night is Back! 
Plus an Encore Screening of Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself
Enjoy an authentic taste of Mexico before the performance, right in our lobby! Locally owned La Bonita will be serving up plates of their delicious tamales for only $5-$7. Then join us for a screening of the PBS documentary Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself  before seeing the performance.  Alder Lobby, 6:45pm

Saturday, November 15th: Lecture- Masculinity and Violence: Cowboys in the Suburbs
Prior to the performance, join Professor David Sumner in a conversation about central themes of TRUE WEST.  Professor Sumner teaches American literature and environmental studies at Linfield College. He has published and presented in the area of environmental ethics, strategies for environmental advocacy, and the ethics and rhetoric of eco-terrorism. His work explores the legal, political and ethical implications of our use of the term “eco-terrorism” and its effect on our public perceptions and political activities.   Midlevel Lounge, 6:45pm

Sunday, November 16th: Mat Chat
Join cast members for a conversation about the production and their performances during a post-performance Mat Chat in the theatre.  Alder Stage

Wednesday, November 19th: Pairings Portland Wine Shop Present TRUE WEST Inspired Wine
We are thrilled to again be partnering with Pairings Portland Wine Shop, who will present 3 wines inspired by the two central characters of the play, and by the playwright himself.  A glass of wine will be $8 – have a small taste of each to make your selection! Alder Lobby, 6:45pm

Thursday, November 20th: Violence Onstage
Violence onstage is a craft and an art.  John Armour, professional fight choreographer will provide a glimpse into the technique, communication and grace required to make things look messy onstage.   Midlevel Lounge, 6:45pm

Friday, November 21st: Belinda Underwood
Enjoy yet another amazing local musician in our lobby!  Belinda Underwood got her early musical training in Classical violin and Jazz upright bass, then spent her adult years continuing musical studies around the world, picking up other instruments along the way. She artfully blends the musical elements of her training along with folk and world music influences to create a sound uniquely her own.   Alder Lobby, 6:45pm

Saturday, November 22nd: Lecture – Western Visions: Shepard's Place in American Theatre
Join Karin Magaldi, Director of the School of Theatre and Film at Portland State University, for an End of the Season conversation about Shepard's overall place in the American Theatre landscape. Midlevel Lounge, 6:30pm.

Sunday, November 23rd: Get to Know the Guild
Before the performance, mingle with members of The Guild, Profile's premier volunteer group. Members will share the special perks and fun projects they work on with Profile.  Midlevel Lounge, 1:15pm

In Dialogue Main Stage Events: Festival of One Acts

Wednesday, September 3
Joaquin Lopez and Susan Jacobo Music, 6:30pm in the Lobby
Mix and Mingle after the performance in the Lobby

Thursday, September 4
Adrian Martin Music, 6:30pm in the Lobby
Mix and Mingle after the performance in the Lobby

Friday, September 5
Dan Haley & Tim Acott Music, 6:30pm Lobby and following the performance at 9:00pm in the Lobby

Saturday, September 6
Lecture with Ray Malewitz, 3:30pm on the Morrison Stage
Tim Acott & Lyn Conover Music, 4:00pm in the Lobby
Freshii Food Cart, 4:30pm in the Outdoor Parking Lot
Tim Acott & Lyn Conover Music, 6:15pm in the Lobby

Sunday, September 7
Lecture with Sidony O’Neal: “Hunger Territory: Language and Possibility in Nine Short Pieces by Sam Shepard”, 2:30pm on the Morrison Stage
Bourbon Jockey Music, 3:00pm in the Lobby
Koi Fusion Food Cart, 3:30pm in the Outdoor Parking Lot
Bourbon Jockey Music, 4:45pm in the Lobby

Monday, September 8
Bre Gregg & Dan Gildea Music, 6:30pm in the Lobby
Lecture with Sidony O’Neal: “Hunger Territory: Language and Possibility in Nine Short Pieces by Sam Shepard”, 9:00pm on the Morrison Stage

In Dialogue Main Stage Events: Buried Child

Go deeper into the play and the world of Sam Shepard with unique events before or after almost every performance!

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Friday, May 30th: Opening Night Reception
After the performance, mingle with cast, crew and Profile staff to celebrate the opening of our production. Enjoy tasty bites by Cheryl’s on 12th and music by Profile’s favorite band, Bourbon Jockeys (with Managing Director Matthew Jones on stand up bass!).

Sunday, June 1st: Mat Chat
Join the director Artistic Director Adriana Baer in a post-performance Mat Chat with our Director of Education and Community Engagement, Lauren Bloom Hanover, to explore the themes of the play and the way in which they are realized in this production.

Thursday, June 5th: Dinner Dialogue
Join Artistic Director Adriana Baer and actors Foss Curtis and Ty Hewitt for our Dinner Dialogue in the private dining room at Grüner for a three course meal. Enjoy an intimate conversation about the rehearsal process and performance of this production. Tickets are $55 and dinner begins at 5:30.

Friday, June 6th: Live Local Music
Before the performance, enjoy the music of Tim Acott and Dan Haley, established veterans of Portland's music scene. When they get together, they perform an eclectic set of originals and covers that span all genres, including blues, rock, jazz and bluegrass. Their performance will begin at 6:45.

Saturday, June 7th: Designers Panel
Join Artistic Director Adriana Baer with designers from the BURIED CHILD production team as they discuss their individual design processes as well as the ways in which they have collaborated to create the world of the production you are about to see. The panel will begin at 6:30pm in the Midlevel Lounge.

Sunday, June 8th: Mat Chat
Join cast members for a conversation about the production and their performances during a post-performance Mat Chat in the theatre.

Wednesday, June 11th: Wine Tasting Before, Mix and Mingle After
Pre-Performance: We are thrilled to be partnering with Pairings Portland Wine Shop, who will present a flight of 3 wines for tasting in the lobby beginning at 6:30. Owner and operator Jeff Weissler will use BURIED CHILD as the inspiration for his selections, basing each wine on the personality of a different character in the play. The price is $10 per person for the tasting. Bottles will be made available for sale.
Late-night: A mix and mingle with cast members in our lobby. Wine will be available.

Example of a World of the Play Sculpture.”

Example of a World of the Play Sculpture.

Thursday, June 12th: Get Creative
Explore your own creativity and the World of the Play with Director of Education and Community Engagement, Lauren Bloom Hanover. Before the performance, during intermission and after the show has ended, work with a friend or on your own creating a fun interpretation of Shepard’s words, using the fun and kooky art supplies provided by Profile.

Friday, June 13th: Tamale Night is Back!
Enjoy an authentic taste of Mexico before the performance, right in our lobby! Locally owned La Bonita will be serving up plates of their delicious tamales for only $5-$7. So come to the theatre hungry. Extra points go to the patrons who can find the connection between tamales and the play!

Saturday, June 14th: Lecture – Shepard and the American Dream 
Karin Magaldi, Director of the School of Theatre and Film at Portland State University, will lead a discussion about Sam Shepard and the American Dream. In addition to her work at Portland State, Professor Magaldi is also an accomplished playwright, dramaturg and director. The conversation will begin at 6:45pm in the Midlevel Lounge.

In Dialogue Main Stage Events: Eyes for Consuela

Saturday, January 18th: Opening Night reception
After the performance, mingle with cast, crew and Profile staff to celebrate the premiere production of the first season in our new space and enjoy tasty bites by Mixteca Catering!

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Sunday, January 19th: Mat Chat – Director
Following our first matinee performance, join Artistic Director Adriana Baer in a conversation with guest director Mikhael Tara Garver, exploring the themes of the play and the way in which they are realized in this production.

Thursday, January 23rd: Eyes for Consuela Dinner Dialogue
Join Artistic Director Adriana Baer and a special guest from our production team for an intimate dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants, Grüner. 
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sign interpreted performance  Additionally, this performance will be ASL-interpreted.

Friday, January 24th:
Before the performance, purchase an authentic taste of Mexico from locally owned La Bonita Restaurant, right in our lobby!  Only $5 – So come to the theatre hungry! Beginning at 6:30pm.

Roasted Green Chiles Tamales
Tamales filled with roasted green chiles (Poblano and Anaheim), onion, tomato and garlic. ~vegan, gluten free

 Chile Verde Pork Tamales
Tamales filled with Pork prepared with green chiles and tomatillo. ~gluten free

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Saturday, January 25th:
Profile is thrilled to be partnering with Fusionarte, a local radio station and arts organization, to host a discussion with John Cárdenas exploring how American popular art forms present Mexico as a place of escape. The conversation will begin at 6:45pm in our lobby.

Sunday, January 26th: Mat Chat – Cast
Following the performance, join cast members for a conversation about the production and their performances.

Thursday, January 30th:
Meet some of Profile’s students and hear their original work.  Current participants in our Hands On Theatre residency program at the Metropolitan Learning Center High School will read short pieces that they have written, inspired by Sam Shepard and his writing.  Readings will begin at 6:45pm in our lobby.

Friday, January 31st:
Pre-Performance: actor, fight choreographer (and Buried Child cast member!) Ty Hewitt will lead a discussion about the nature of violence in the work of Sam Shepard. The discussion will begin at 6:45 in our lobby.

Late Night: after the performance, stick around for a late night activity with Director of Education, Lauren Bloom Hanover.  Buy a glass of wine and enjoy exploring the words of Shepard through you own imagination and creativity.

Saturday, February 1st:
Profile is thrilled to host much beloved local musician Joaquin Lopez.  Inspired by Mexican folklore and the Latin American bolero, Joaquin will perform an acoustic set of intimate lush ballads and melodies with his ashen baritone voice underscored by the acoustic beauty of the Paraguayan harp played by Antonio Centurion.  Their performance will begin at 6:45pm in our lobby.

Headshot-Joaquin Lopez