JOSH HECHT | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
josh@profiletheatre.org
He/Him
At Profile, Josh has directed Paula Vogel’s The Baltimore Waltz and Indecent (co-production with Artists Rep), Lisa Kron’s  In The Wake and Well, Anna Deavere Smith’s Let Me Down Easy and the concert staging of Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 and the rotating repertory productions of Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Water By The Spoonful and The Happiest Song Plays Last. Other Portland productions include Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick (Artists Rep). His productions have been seen in New York at MCC Theater, The Cherry Lane, The Duke on 42nd Street, New World Stages, Culture Project, regionally at The Guthrie Theater, the Berkshire Theatre Group, the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Signature Theatre (DC) and internationally at the Dublin Arts Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and elsewhere. His collaboration with Ping Chong and Company was commissioned by and premiered at The Kennedy Center before touring the northeast. 

His directing has received the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and Fringe First Awards in Dublin and Edinburgh for Best Production, as well as GLAAD and IRNE nominations; his writing has received the support of the Jerome Foundation. He is formerly the Director of Playwright Development at MCC Theater and the Director of New Play Development at WET and has worked at most of the play development centers across the country including The O’Neill, New York Stage and Film, The Playwrights Center, The Lark, PlayPenn, New Harmony Project, JAW at Portland Center Stage and others. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect and an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. 

He’s served on the faculty of the New School for Drama MFA Directing program, the Fordham University MFA Playwriting program, Purchase College SUNY’s BFA Dramatic Writing program and has been a guest artist at The Juilliard School, NYU’s Dramatic Writing MFA program, Carnegie Mellon’s MFA Playwriting program, University of Minnesota’s BFA Acting program and others.


JAMIE M. REA |  LINE PRODUCER
jamie@profiletheatre.org
She/Her
Jamie has had the pleasure of exploring theatre as a tool for connection and change for over 20 years. After directing in LA, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Ohio, New York, and Portland, she now serves as founding co-artistic director of The Beirut Wedding World Theatre Project. Recent local credits include Jesus Hopped the A-Train, CoHo/Beirut Wedding, Topdog Underdog (Street Scenes) and B*tch in Kitchen as part of Salt with Shaking the Tree. Jamie’s activism work has a heavy focus on survivors of sexual violence. Two local projects include the development of and tour of Telling – a piece where survivors tell their own stories with facilitated audience conversations (3 year partnership with OAASIS – a Portland based resource and advocacy organization for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse). And Made to Dance in Burning Buildings, an interdisciplinary dance/theatre piece of a survivor’s reclamation of self as she navigates PTSD.


MATTHEW JONES  | FINANCE MANAGER
matthew@profiletheatre.org
He/Him
Matthew joined Profile Theatre as Managing Director in November 2008. He is responsible for managing the financial aspects of the organization and is the company’s primary grants writer. He has carved out a 30-year career in the management of nonprofit organizations, including working with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, The Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice, Columbia Land Trust, Hollywood Theatre, Portland Jazz Festival, Portland Center Stage and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His volunteer activities include serving on the Board of Directors for the Arts Council of Southern Oregon, The Advisory Committee of the PCPA, Friends of PCPA and the Board of Friends of Trees. Matthew holds a BA in Arts Management from Western Washington University with post-baccalaureate study an the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.


EBONI LOVELL DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

eboni@profiletheatre.org

She/Her

Eboni Lovell grew up in and has lived all over the Northwest, starting in Aloha. She has been involved with theatre for over 20 years including at the University of Washington where she graduated with a BA in English. Eboni currently joins us from Tri-CIties, Washington where she was on-air as a radio personality by day, and heavily involved with local theatre as an employee as well as a volunteer. She is an actor, director, producer, vocalist, and social media maven. Eboni is excited to move back home to the Portland area to live near her family and become a part of the stellar Portland arts community. Eboni is a Shakespeare fiend, loves karaoke, and lives with her beloved mutt, Preston.


Lauren McGuffee | Company Manager

laurenm@profiletheatre.org

She/Her

Lauren originates from Los Angeles, California and recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest to lend her talents and experience in company operations management to our team. With a professional career that spans 3 decades, she has polished her service skills working with Fortune 500 companies in multiple market sectors.


Nel Taylor | Front of House Manager

nel@profiletheatre.org

They/Them

 Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Nel is a development and arts administration professional with over 12 years of nonprofit experience, and has house managed Profile Theatre productions since the 2019 season. In addition to their work with Profile Theatre, they are the Co-Executive Director at Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. They have served on the board of directors at the Circus Project (chair) and WVDO, graduated the Art of Leadership program through Regional Arts and Culture Council, and received a certificate in nonprofit fundraising from Willamette Valley Development Officers.  Nel was born and raised in Portland, OR, is an active participant in the social justice and activism community in Portland, and is a strong advocate for equity in nonprofit work. They are a musician and performer, a dog dad, and an NBA fan.


Marissa Sanchez | Box Office Manager

marissa@profiletheatre.org

They/She

Marissa is a queer xicanx performer, activist and overall creative. They are very passionate about creating spaces and opportunities for underrepresented artists and youth in the local area. Their most recent creative project was co-directing for Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Intergenerational Queer Audio Project where queer folx of different ages came together and shared messages to their younger selves. Their most recent acting project’s include the virtual reading of Lily Gonzales’ play (trans)formada for San Diego REP’s Latinx New Play Festival and Artists Repertory Theatre’s production of La Ruta by Isaac Gomez. They are a strong advocate for using theatre as a catalyst for social change and believe in the healing power of storytelling.



BOARD
Mignon Mazique, President
Stephen Schuitevoerder, Treasurer
Linda Jensen, Secretary
Trish Garner
Jim Laden
Nathan LeRud
Julie Mancini
Branden Sanchez

RESOURCE COUNCIL
The Profile Theatre Resource Council is made up of individuals who generously offer their connections or specialized skill and experience to Profile staff, artists and Board. Resource Council members are our ambassadors in the community and our advisors behind the scenes.

Adriana Baer, Former Artistic Director
Lue Douthit
Paul Duden
Erika George
Leslie Johnson
Mike Lindberg
Nia Ray
Kush Pathak
Mary Simeone
Patrick Stupek
George Thorn
Jane Unger, Founding Artistic Director
Julie Vigeland
Steven Young
Priscilla Bernard Wieden