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 | Finance Manager
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.


Emily Dew | Director of Communications

emily@profiletheatre.org

She/Her

Emily Dew is a marketing and communications professional with over 15 years of experience building brand, marketing, and development strategies at arts and culture nonprofits. She spent over a decade as Communications Manager for Broadway Rose Theatre Company, supported All Classical Radio as a temporary Director of Development and Marketing, and has also served on committees for Portland Art Museum, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and Ballet Fantastique in Eugene, OR. She holds a B.A. in Journalism (Public Relations and Advertising) from the University of Oregon R.D. Clark Honors College and is committed to lifelong learning and practice in social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Emily is also an award-winning designer who grew up in Portland’s vibrant arts landscape and remains dedicated to fostering creative and cultural connection for all Oregonians.


Tamara Carroll | Director of Community Engagement

tamara@profiletheatre.org

They/Them

Tamara (they/them) is a director of theatre for all ages, with a passion for thematically challenging and aesthetically compelling work. By day, they serve as Director of Community Engagement at Profile Theatre, where they focus on ways that our work can move beyond the stage and have a deeper, lasting impact. Tamara previously served as Program Director for Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program, in collaboration with Oregon Children’s Theatre, as well as Chair of the Portland Drammy Committee (RIP Drammys). Favorite Portland directing credits include Fezziwig’s Fortune (Anonymous Theatre), Blink (Third Rail), Jungle Book (Northwest Children’s Theatre), The Delays (Theatre Vertigo), Good Kids (Oregon Children’s Theatre), This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing (CoHo Productions), and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Action/Adventure). Tamara holds an MFA in Drama & Theatre for Youth & Communities from UT Austin, and is dedicated to dismantling oppression and colonialism in theatre, education, and beyond.


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.


Lauren Guerin | Associate

laureng@profiletheatre.org

She/Her

Lauren moved to Portland in 2017 where she attended the University of Portland studying Violin performance. She has developed a love for non profit work and over the years has volunteered with groups such as the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and BRAVO Youth Orchestras. Her biggest goal is bringing access to art and theatre to those who have not experienced it before. Lauren loves her cat, mushroom hunting, and traveling.



BOARD
Mignon Mazique, President
Linda Jensen, Secretary
Trish Garner
Jim Laden
Nathan LeRud
Ellen Goldsmith
Juan Martinez

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