Profiles Theater Shuttered, June 8, 2016 by Benjamin Goluboff

After a long investigation
the Chicago Reader breaks the story
about abuse and intimidation
of actresses at Profiles Theater.
48 hours later artist-activists
cover the theater doors
with copies of the exposé.
Six days after that Profiles
closes permanently.


Benjamin Goluboff teaches English at Lake Forest College. Aside from a modest list of scholarly publications, he has placed imaginative work — poetry, fiction, and essays — in numerous small-press journals, most recently Unbroken, Bird’s Thumb, and War Literature and the Arts. His collection Ho Chi Minh: A Speculative Life in Verse, and Other Poems is forthcoming from Urban Farmhouse Press this year