Profiles Theatre is proud to celebrate the 20th year of bringing our brand of cutting-edge theatre to Chicago. Ticket sales account for only a portion of our operating expenses and the generosity of our patrons will help us to continue to thrive. Your contribution will help us with theatre renovations, rising production costs and improving our marketing efforts. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Profiles today!

Profiles Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre and your donation is tax-deductible. Help Profiles continue to produce exciting new projects by clicking on the donation button below. You can also mail check or money order to:

Profiles Theatre
Attn: Joe Jahraus
4147 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613

You will be listed in our upcoming programs as one of the many "Supporters of Profiles Theatre." Thank you!

Please check back soon for upcoming benefit events.

Profiles Theatre held its "Platinum Benefit" in August of 2008 to celebrate the beginning of its 20th Anniversary Season. The benefit was held at Profiles Theatre and featured live music performed by the five-piece swing and blues-influenced jazz ensemble Birdwatch. Profiles provided gourmet appetizers from Catch 35, Chicago's premier seafood and premium steak restaurant. Other local restaurants such as Michael's, Bowmans, Landmark Grill, McCormick and Schmick's and many more contributed to make this Profile's most successful benefit to date. Over 150 guests, including the entire Profiles ensemble, company supporters, season subscribers, and actors and artists from previous productions attended. The benefit was designed by Profiles' special events coordinator Leslee Jones.

If you missed the benefit and would still like to help just click on the "Donate" button above and learn how.

Special thanks to all the businesses and sponsers that helped make PROFILES PLATINUM BENEFIT a huge success:

Adler Planetarium
American Theatre Company
Art Institute of Chicago
Atlantic Records
Boss Man
Bowmans Bar & Grill
Broadway in Chicago
Chicago White Sox
Harmony Mind Body Fitness, Inc
Le Colonial
Lookingglass Theatre
Michael's Restaurant
Neil LaBute
Nicks Fish Market
Northlight Theatre
Raven Theatre Company
Red Orchid Theatre
Scoozi (Lettuce Entertain You)
Shattered Globe Theatre
Shedd Aquarium
Steppenwolf Theatre
TimeLine Theatre
Writer's Theatre
Zea Salon

Profiles Theatre will host an evening of readings with acclaimed playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute on Saturday, January 8, at Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway.  The evening will include a pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m., selected readings of LaBute’s work at 7:30 p.m. and a post-show audience talkback and discussion with LaBute.  This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY event and seating is very limited!  Proceeds from the evening will benefit Profiles Theatre.

This one night-only event will feature Neil LaBute performing a selected reading from among his newest work.  Profiles ensemble members will also present readings from other short works including a new piece entitled “Romance” featuring ensemble members Darrell W. Cox and Eric Burgher.  Ensemble member Somer Benson will read a piece from "Filthy Talk for Troubled Times."  Also included will be a short piece entitled “Windows to the World” featuring guest artist Michael Pogue.  The evening will conclude with an audience talkback to discuss the playwright’s work.

There will be a reception with light hors d'oeuvres beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the evening of readings will begin at 7:30 pm.

Profiles will open the Chicago premiere of reasons to be pretty on January 27, 2011.  The theatre began its relationship with Neil LaBute in 2006 with the Midwest premiere of autobahn, followed by their long-running hit, Fat Pig.  In 2007, Profiles devoted an entire season to the works of LaBute that included the Midwest premieres of In a Dark Dark House, Some Girl(s), This is How it Goes, and a collection of short works entitled Things We Said Today followed by the Midwest premiere of The Mercy Seat in 2009. 

Profiles presented its first Evening With Neil LaBute in January 2009.

“Our collaboration with Neill LaBute over the years has changed us as artists and had a profound effect on Profiles,” says Profiles Associate Artistic Director, Darrell W. Cox.  “His fearless approach--allowing the work to speak for itself, at the expense of being misunderstood, has defined his career and ours, as well. It is such a joy to introduce to Chicago audiences one of the most intelligent, passionate, provocative, and generous artists of our time. You will walk away understanding a little more about who the man is and why Profiles cherishes every opportunity to tell a story with him.”

Now PlayingThe Village Bike

Profiles Theatre concludes their 27th season with the Midwest premiere of THE VILLAGE BIKE by Penelope Skinner, a darkly comic look at fantasy and romance, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. Previews begin August 26. For more information, call the box office at 773-549-1815.

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Our intimate theatre, located just north of Wrigleyville, is conveniently located one block west of Lake Shore Drive, the Red Line at the Sheridan El stop, and numerous bus routes.

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The Advanced Scene Study Intensive is taught by Profiles' Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox and Steppenwolf Ensemble member Robert Breuler. It offers a practical, Meisner based, very human approach to contemporary scene work. Audition is required as class size is limited to ten students.

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