In January, 2016, Profile Theatre launched its Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, a three-year commitment to producing the work of exclusively women and people of color. The theater has a unique ability to help us see our world in new ways and to help us envision the world that we want. The Diversity and Inclusion Initiative is intended to help address the over-representation of one group of people in what has traditionally been understood as the theater canon. Profile Theatre is committed to presenting work that accurately reflects the diversity of our great nation, not just during this Initiative, but beyond.

We are also committed to work that helps us ask questions that could not otherwise be asked, and to using the theater itself as a space in which to have these critical conversations. Our robust commitment to Community Engagement continually asks, “How do we define community?” and “How can the theater be an active part of community-formation?”

Throughout the initiative, we have been putting questions of Diversity and Inclusion front and center through our In Dialogue Programming.  Below is a list of such programming from our 2017 season:

Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue 

Thursday, February 9th:
Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner: Family, History, Cooking, and Music: Quiara Alegría Hudes’s Stage Stew

Saturday, February 11th:
Madilynn Garcia: Protests to Pulitzers: A Look at Latinix theatre

Saturday, February 18th:
Professor Roy Pérez: Elliott, War, and Latina/o Theater

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26 Miles

Thursday, June 22nd:
A Cultural Inner-View: Youth Honoring/Challenging Tradition

Saturday, June 24th:
Patricia Schechter: Women on the Road: Some Paths to the Present

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The Rep:

Water by the Spoonful

Thursday, November 16th:
Adrian Baxter, Saxophonist

The Happiest Song Plays Last

Sunday, November 5th and Sunday, November 12th:
The Day’s Mail by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Thursday, November 9th:
Daniel Pollack-Pelzner: Art and Activism

Saturday, November 11th:
Dr. Lindsay Benstead: Understanding the Arab Spring

To read more details, click here.

We want to hear from you! What conversations are you interested in having? Send us your suggestions for In Dialogue topics HERE.