May Chicago theatre thrive and its future be bright.” Last week’s cover story in The Reader, which bears the headline “At Profiles Theatre the drama — and abuse — is real,” generated a massive amount of conversation — setting social media afire, and inspiring statements from many theater companies, the Jeff Awards Committee, actors, directors and others.
At issue are allegations that Darrell Cox, the co-artistic director, actor and director at the theater that makes it home in two storefronts on North Broadway, has for years engaged in questionable conduct — most notably with the actresses, many of them young — who have appeared in his productions.
(Photo: From Facebook, taken by a building resident who has requested anonymity) A statement issued Tuesday evening by Larry Larsen, Senior Vice President of the Greentarget, a public relations firm, confirmed what was widely believed to be inevitable.
In the wake of a scandalous story in the current issue of The Reader, Profiles Theatre is closing its doors, effective immediately.
You work with the nicest guy but after a while you’ll be like, “Why the fuck is this guy so nice.
It’s the Laugh Factory now but it used to be the Lakeshore, and it booked the cream of the crop. They had Reggie Watts there and nobody was in the crowd.
I hooked up with Doug Stanhope at Lakeshore Theater.