Less than a week after a series of Chicago Reader articles alleged that sexual, psychological, and physical abuse regularly occurred behind the scenes and on-stage at Profiles Theatre, Profiles announced on its Facebook page tonight that it is closing, immediately and permanently.
We usually don't like to see Uptown businesses go belly-up, but the pattern of behavior by the two artistic directors and the "non-apology apology" issued by one of them last Friday made it impossible to see any other end to this saga.
|Profiles Theatre's storefront, 4147 Broadway,
was papered with copies of the Reader after
the article appeared on June 8
And they have.
Congratulations to Christopher Piatt (founder and performer in Paper Machete) and Aimee Levitt for a well-researched and powerful series of investigative articles.