A co-production with Profile Theatre in association with Portland State University

by Paula Vogel
directed by Josh Hecht

February 19, 2020 – March 8, 2020

PSU: Lincoln Hall

Sholem Asch’s play The God of Vengeance made a splash on Broadway in 1923, when it was shut down after six weeks of running, and all of the actors were arrested on charges of obscenity. Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Paula Vogel weaves scenes of Asch’s play with the imagined conversations of the risk-taking company that brought the script to the stage. Indecent is a riveting backstage drama filled with music, the history of Jewish theatre, and stage magic.


Awards for Paula Vogel

2013 Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame

1999 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award

1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (How I Learned to Drive)

1997 Obie Award for Playwriting (How I Learned to Drive)

1992 Obie Award for Best New American Play (The Baltimore Waltz)


“beautiful stage pictures give way to quiet, devastating moments of realism”
– Dan Jakes, Chicago 


Cast and Production Team


Michael Mendelson +*^


Jamie M. Rea +


Gavin Hoffman +


Linda Alper +^


David Meyers +


Andrew Alikhanov

Mayer Balsam (Clarinet)

Michelle Alany

Nelly Friedman (Violin)

Christina Crowder

Moriz Godowsky (Accordian)


Josh Hecht


Paula Vogel



Choreographer: Adin Walker

Assistant Director: Jennie Spector

Scenic/Projections Designer: Peter Ksander

Costume Designer: Wanda Walden

Lighting Designer: Kristeen Willis #

Sound Designer: Matt Wiens

Properties Master: Lauren Chilton

Dramaturg: Luan Schooler

Dramaturg: Pancho Savery

Dramaturg: Karin Magaldi

Dialect/Voice Coach: Stephanie Gaslin

Fight Choreographer : Jonathan Cole *^

Intimacy Consultant: Amanda K Cole *

Stage Manager: Carol Ann Wohlmut +^

Assistant Stage Manager: Jamie Lynne Simons +

Production Assistant: Ariela Subar

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

More Info

Open Captioning 5 Open Captioned Matinee: Feb. 29

handicapped2 Wheelchair seating: Call the box office at 503.241.1278 to reserve.

audiodescribed2 Digital FM hearing systems are available.