The Playwright Convening brings together Profile’s Featured Playwrights in residence in Portland April 28-May 8, 2023. While here, the playwrights and actors will work in closed sessions developing brand new plays; all leading up to the public readings of the new plays-in-progress May 5th and 6th. Plays workshopped during the Convening will be presented as World Premiere MainStage productions in Profile’s 2023-2024 season. Get a sneak peak at these plays at the readings below and be an essential part of the development process!

The Convening culminates with a special event: Kristoffer Diaz, christopher oscar peña and Lauren Yee In Conversation. Our Featured Playwrights will read a selection of their work, and will engage in a conversation about the role of the artist and arts institutions in the civic life of a city. This Artist Talk will be followed by a reception and book-signing  in the lobby. 

*All events take place at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave, Portland, 97214*


Reading of Reggie Hoops by Kristoffer Diaz – May 5, 7:30pm at Imago Theatre

Reading of Our Orange Sky by christopher Oscar peña – May 6, 2pm at Imago Theatre

Artist Talk – May 7, 2023, 2pm at Imago Theatre