Category Archive: 2018-19 In Dialogue Main Stage Events

In Dialogue

In DialogueIn Dialogue events are a series of lectures, pre-show talks, post-show discussions and concerts that offer our audiences the opportunity to engage with the work, themes and aesthetic of our featured writer through a broad, vibrant and ever-changing series of events and presentations.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

 

IN DIALOGUE EVENTS FOR FIRES IN THE MIRROR:

 

Friday, October 12th – 6:30-7:15 pm
Queer Night
Join us on Queer Night for a fun mixer before the show. Enjoy a glass of wine (on us!), enter to win fun door prizes and mingle a bit before enjoying an engaging night of theatre.  RSVP to the Facebook event for special ticket offer!


Saturday, October 13th
Opening Night Celebration
Join us immediately following the performance for a celebration of the work.  Wine provided by our 2018-19 wine sponsors Wildwood/Mahonia.

 


Sunday, October 14th – Post-show
Mat Chat with Seth Rue and Josh Hecht
Stay after the show for a conversation about the performance with Artistic Director Josh Hecht and Actor Seth Rue

Seth & Josh

 


Friday, October 19th – 6:45 pm
Vanport Mosaic

vanport logoVanport Mosaic presents: “Sting Like A Bee”: Kent Ford and the Portland Black Panthers 

(Film in the lobby)

Portland Black Panthers Founder Kent Ford shares his memories of life in Albina in 1960s-1980s, and the Party's community activism and organizing.  This story was produced by Lisa Serrano, Donovan Smith, and Mohammed Alkhadher, and is part of the on-going Vanport Mosaic oral history/Albina Chapter directed by Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti.

In these times of collective amnesia, remembering is an act of resistance. The Vanport Mosaic is a community-driven memory-activism platform that amplifies, honors, and preserves the silenced histories that surround us. Co-founded and Co-Directed by Laura Lo Forti and Damaris Webb.

 

www.vanportmosaic.org


Saturday, October 20th – 6:45 pm
Confrontation Theatre

Confrontation theatre

Confrontation Theatre presents a silent vigil and staged die-in located in the lobby of Artists Rep. The presentation reflects the lives lost at the hands of neighboring communities, during heightened tension of racial differences and turmoil. Reminding audiences of Fires in the Mirror of the heartache, senseless murders and violences leaves on us all.

www.confrontationtheatre.com

 

 

 


Sunday, October 20th – Post-show (Matinee)
Mat Chat with Seth Rue and Josh Hecht
Stay after the show for a conversation about the performance with Artistic Director Josh Hecht and Actor Seth Rue

Seth & Josh

 

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An Evening at the Lan Su Chinese Garden with Ping Chong & Sara Zatz

On Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 Profile Theatre hosted a fundraiser & friend-raiser at the Lan Su Chinese Garden.  This event was in celebration of our commissioning of Ping Chong + Company to create an original work in collaboration with our Community Profile program, to be staged in February 2019.  Read more here.

We were joined by National Medal of Arts Awardee Ping Chong and artists Sara Zatz, Associate Director of Ping Chong + Company.

Event Program

Josh Hecht, Ping Chong, Sara Zatz photo credit Kevin Hoover

Ping Chong photo credit Kevin Hoover

Aiyana Cunninghma addresses guests by Kevin Hoover

Guests photo credit Kevin Hoover

Aubrey Daquiz and Caren Masum photo credit Kevin Hoover

Lan Su Chinese Garden photo credit Kevin Hoover

 

Special Thanks to:

Lan Su Link

And

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 – Production Photos

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Cornel West

Stanley K. Sheinbaum

 

Read more about the show HERE

Purchase Tickets for Fires in the Mirror (October 2018) HERE

In Dialogue: The Secretaries

In DialogueIn Dialogue events are a series of lectures, pre-show talks, post-show discussions and concerts that offer our audiences the opportunity to engage with the work, themes and aesthetic of our featured writer through a broad, vibrant and ever-changing series of events and presentations.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

IN DIALOGUE EVENTS FOR THE SECRETARIES:

 

Saturday, June 16th
Opening Night Celebration
Join us immediately following the performance for a celebration of the work.  Wine provided by our 2018-19 wine sponsors Wildwood/Mahonia.

 


Sunday, June 17th – Post-show
Mat Chat with the cast
Stay after the show for a conversation about the play with members of the cast.

 


Thursday, June 21st – 6:45 pm
Comedian Joanie Quinn
Joanie Quinn is a rainbow haired, menopause mom of four, who worked on sitcoms in Hollywood before she became a breeder in Oregon. She's been saving up for her kid's therapy one performance at a time. Joanie regularly produces & performs in Portland's “Spilt Milk: you'll laugh til you cry!”, Harvey's Comedy Club, and has appeared at Helium Comedy Club and The Legendary Ice House in Pasadena, California. Joanie has performed in the Idaho Laugh Fest, San Francisco's Mutiny Radio Comedy Fest, Eugene's Women's Comedy Festival, the Burbank Comedy Festival and more.

 


Friday, June 22nd – 6:30 pm
Queer Night
Join us on Queer Night for a fun mixer before the show. Enjoy a glass of wine (on us!), enter to win fun door prizes and mingle a bit before having a bloody good time at the show.

 


Saturday, June 23rd – 6:45 pm
Comedian Jennifer Lanier 
Jennifer is an actor, comedian and solo artists with an extensive and varied resume. Since her classical acting training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts she has gone on to found companies and projects including Lesbian Thesbians and the A+ Schools Program; original works BRER RABBIT MEETS COYOTE and NONE OF THE ABOVE, which explored the challenges with growing up as an ethnically mixed person. She currently has a production company, Many Horses Productions, which produces variety shows, drag events, and theatre. Lanier lives in Vancouver WA with her wife, two sons, a costume-loving dachshund, a cantankerous cat, an anorexic tortoise, and a singing guinea pig.

 


Sunday, June 24th – Post-show
Mat Chat with the cast
Stay after the show for a conversation about the play with members of the cast.

 


INCITE. Because of queer stories. Because of these times. Because.

Incite: Queer Writers Read is a curated reading series for Queer writers hosted by Kate Carroll de Gutes and Kate Gray.

Every other month Queer writers gather to read work on a theme. At each reading they foster and moderate audience discussion. The hope is to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the Queer community and with other communities. Learn more here: www.facebook.com/QueerWriters

As part of our In Dialogue series an actor will recite work by the following novelists:

Thursday, June 28th 6:45 pm
Karelia Stetz-Waters

Friday, June 29th 6:45 pm
Tammy Lynne Stoner

Saturday, June 30th 6:45 pm
Cal Spivey

 


Sunday, July 1st  – Post-show
The role of comedy in times of political resistance
Stay after our closing performance for a lively panel discussion.

Featuring:
Writer Dominique Dibbell (on of the Five Lesbian Brothers)
Professor Kate Bredeson
Comedian Jen Lanier

 

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In Dialogue: 2.5 Minute Ride

In Dialogue events are a series of lectures, pre-show talks, post-show discussions and concerts that offer our audiences the opportunity to engage with the work, themes and aesthetic of our featured writer through a broad, vibrant and ever-changing series of events and presentations.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Saturday, January 27th   | Post-Show  | Alder Lobby
Opening Night Celebration
Join us immediately following the performance for nibbles, drinks and music.
Wine Sponsor: Wildwood/Mahonia

 

Sunday, January 28th  | Post-Show  | Alder Stage
Mat Chat with Jane Unger, Director

 

Thursday, February 1st |  6:55pm | Alder Lobby
Marta Eichelberger-Jankowska: Intergenerational Trauma
A conversation that explores the nature and issues related to the intergenerational transmission of the Holocaust trauma. Marta is an educator at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. She is a graduate of George Washington University’s M.A. program in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts and a former intern at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. A native of Warsaw, Poland, she worked there as a Jewish and Holocaust guide and educator for the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation, and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

 

Friday, February 2nd  |  6:55pm | Alder Lobby
Lisa Kron’s 101 Humiliating Stories
Hear excerpts from Lisa Kron’s work that captures the universal experience of humiliation.  Evocative, moving, and, overall hilarious.
ASL Interpreted

 

Saturday, February 3rd  |  6:55pm | Alder Lobby
Stand Up Comedian: Katie Nguyen
Katie Nguyen writes and performs stand-up, improv, sketch, and more. She has performed across the country at festivals including SF Sketchfest, Asheville Comedy Festival, 10K Laughs Festival, Stumptown Improv Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Katie performed on the ensemble of the Brody Theater for years and is an instructor at Deep End Theater. She hosts the weekly show Earthquake Hurricane, and was named one of the Portland Mercury's original Geniuses of Comedy.

 

Sunday, February 4th  | Post-Show  | Alder Stage
Mat Chat with Allison Mickelson, Actor

 

Thursday, February 8th  |  6:55pm | Alder Lobby
Lisa Kron’s 101 Humiliating Stories
Hear excerpts from Lisa Kron’s work that captures the universal experience of humiliation.  Evocative, moving, and, overall hilarious.

 

Friday, February 9th  |  6:55pm | Alder Lobby
Nathaniel Austin – Violinist
Nathaniel Austin is a Jewish-American violinist and violist of over 20 years. A Portland native, he is a former student of Cynthia Scott and Bill Hunt, as well as an alumnus of Portland's Metropolitan Youth Symphony, having participated in tours of Disneyland, Poland, Austria, and the Czech Republic. He is also a former member and concertmaster of the Marylhurst Community Orchestra under the direction of maestro Lajos Balogh. He is also a Berklee College of Music alumnus, having studied with oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen and renowned fiddler Darol Anger among others.

 

Saturday, February 10th |  6:55pm | Alder Lobby
Stand Up Comedian: Jen Lanier
Jennifer Lanier is an actor, comedian and solo artists with an extensive and varied resume.  Since her classical acting training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts she has gone on to found companies and projects including Lesbian Thesbians and the A+ Schools Program; original works BRER RABBIT MEETS COYOTE and NONE OF THE ABOVE, which explored the challenges with growing up as an ethnically mixed person. She currently has a production company, Many Horses Productions, which produces variety shows, drag events, and theatre. Lanier lives in Vancouver WA with her wife, two sons, a costume-loving dachshund, a cantankerous cat, an anorexic tortoise, and a singing guinea pig.

 

Sunday, February 11th |  Post-Show | Alder Lobby
Panel Discussion: Second and Third Generation Holocaust Survivors: Inheriting the Trauma / Reframing the Discourse
Presented by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Featuring the voices of second and third generation Holocaust survivors with a focus on the impact of the Holocaust on their lives and their thoughts related to teaching about the Holocaust.
Panelists include David Fuks, Deb Montrose, and Amanda Smith Byron; moderated by Marta Eichelberger-Jankowska.