Profiles Theatre has shut down permanently, effective immediately.
Just six days after the Reader published an investigation into alleged abuse at the acclaimed storefront theater, Profiles posted the following announcement on its website, Facebook, and Twitter late Tuesday night:
A Message from Profiles Theatre:
We are sad to announce that Profiles Theatre is closing its doors after 28 years and 81 productions. The closure is effective immediately.
We want to thank all of the artists who have worked with us during the past three decades. We are very proud of the many successes we have achieved together. We care about all of you tremendously and wish you only the very best.
We also want to thank our patrons. We will be forever grateful to you for your devoted and enthusiastic support of our work.
We hope this decision will further the healing process within our community. May Chicago theatre thrive and its future be bright.