Stage and Studio

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts.  Aired Live from the KBOO studio.

Each week Dmae Roberts talks with performing, literary and media artists from the Portland Metro area as well as around the Northwest.  As a two-time Peabody award-winning radio producer and writer, Roberts brings national quality to regional arts scene. Dmae often features her national radio work on Stage and Studio.If you have an event please send an email to stagenstudio@aol.com two months before your event.   The earlier the better!

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Episode Archive

Stage and Studio on 03/06/12

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Hare In The Gate Productions New Film

Dmae Roberts talks with Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm of Hare In The Gate Productions about their film Amber Waves & Checkered Flags.

Stage and Studio on 02/28/12

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Black History Month special

Tues, Feb. 28th on KBOO 90.7 FM, Stage & Studio presents a Black History Month documentary, Our Fathers Who Aren’t In Heaven, produced by Michael Johnson. This half-hour piece originally aired in 1994 as part of Legacies: Tales From America, a 13-part series of multicultural personal stories produced by Dmae Roberts.

Stage and Studio on 02/21/12

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A Novel performed with music and poetry.

Join Dmae Roberts  for a poetry/percussion performance of Only Ghosts by Carrie-Ann Tkaczyk. This is a original retelling of Tkacyk's novel set set during the democratic revolution in Nepal. Performers include the Tkacyk and poet A. Molotkov along with 20 percussionists including Bruce Bartlett, Charlie Kersch, Ragon Linde, and Prasanna Dhoj Pradhan.

In the sultry jungles of Nepal, modern and ancient desires beat. When a stranger comes to Batuwaa, the mystic and the modern clash. Voices, percussion music, and story meld into the pulse of a mysterious pool, Bhoot Pool: the place the villagers of Batuwaa fear; the place the forbidden are free to love.

Stage and Studio on 02/14/12

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One Hour Edition with Allen Nause & Paul Nicholson

This is a special one-hour edition with Dmae Roberts talking with Allen Nause, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre and Paul Nicholson, executive director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Both men are theatre icons contributing decades to their theatre companies. Nause is retiring from Artists Rep after the 2013 season and this is Nicholson's final season at OSF. We'll hear about this year's season of plays and talk about their artistic legacies.

(Featured left: (L-R)Beth Harper,Richard Emore, Jason Glick, Val Landrum, Danielle Purdy credit: Owen Carey)

Stage and Studio on 02/07/12

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Preview of Portland International Film Festival

Tune in for the membership drive edition on Tue 11am 2/7 on KBOO 90.7FM, Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Foster, executive director of NW Film Center about the 35th annual Portland International Film Festival. This year PIFF showcases 140 films — 93 features and 46 short films — from 36 different countries. We’ll get a sneak peek and best picks so tune in! Become a member or renew your membership and get a pair of tickets to the festival!

Stage and Studio on 01/31/12

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An encore broadcast of a female singing group

Dmae Roberts records a personal concert with The Julians, a female genre-defying quartet. This new Portland group blends contemporary song, jazz, Indian pop tunes and classical choral music to create their own style of powerhouse singing. Go behind the scenes and hear four songs you’re not likely to forget.

Kristin Buhler, Liz Bacon, Maria Karlin and Vakare Petrolinaite are four hard-working classically trained singers who regularly sing with a variety of Portland groups. For the last year, they’ve been rehearsing and singing their own unique sound as The Julians.

Stage and Studio on 01/24/12

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Dmae speaks with the women behind Stories: From Survivors of the Sex Trade

Join Dmae in an intimate conversation with the women behind Stories: From Survivors of the Sex Trade.

Stage and Studio on 01/17/12

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playwrights Susan Mach and Claire Willett.

Tues Jan.17th 11am/KBOO & Sat. Jan.21st 11am/ KZME, join Dmae Roberts for a talk with playwrights Susan Mach, and  Claire Willett. Oregon Book Award-winner Susan Mach's A Noble Failure is the winner of CoHo Productions' NEWxNW Playwrighting Competition. Artist's Reperatory Theater presents a staged reading of Willett's Dear Galileo, both as part of the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works.

Stage and Studio on 01/10/12

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Big Plastic Heroes with Second City alum auGi and award-winning PBS writer Slash Coleman

Join Dmae Roberts Tues Jan. 10th on KBOO & Sat. Jan. 14th on KZME at 11am as she talks with Portland comedian, musician and Fertile Ground/Second City alum auGi and award-winning PBS writer Slash Coleman about Big Plastic Heroes– Warning: Trying to be Your Idol is Dangerous.

Hear some great stories from their monologues and auGi promises to sing live! The production is being presented as part of the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works 2012.

Stage and Studio on 01/03/12

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Tue, 01/03/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin

Producer Dmae Roberts kicks off the new year with an encore documentary profile of legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin. The author of 40 plus books, Le Guin is a much gifted and prolific writer much loved by fans around the world. And in this half hour Oregon Treasures special on January 3rd at 11am on KBOO 90.7 FM, Le Guin shares thoughts about her work and the Oregon landscapes that have inspired her.

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Wordstock & Larry Colton + "Merchant of Venice"

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Tue, 09/28/2010

Host Dmae Roberts focuses on Wordstock Festival 2010, a yearly celebration of book books, writers, and storytelling in Portland. Wordstock will take place October 9-10 with several pre-events. Also featured is Actor Anthony Heald as Shylock at Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Merchant of Venice.  

Wordstock has hosted more than 1,000 writers, who have read and performed for nearly 80,000 people at past festivals. The festival features 9 author stages; a book fair with over 125 exhibitors, a special children’s activity area and children’s literature stage, workshops for emerging writers and for K-12 teachers.

Greg Netzer, executive director, and Larry Colton, author of No Ordinary Joes and one of the founding members of Wordstock were live in the studio to tell us about this renowned event.

Anthony Heald as Shylock at OSF 

And in the latter part of the show, we hear from Anthony Heald, star of stage and screen, deconstruct his speech as the famed character Shylock in Shakespeare'sMerchant of Venice at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. This is a rare window into the actor's process. Merchant of Venice closes October 10th at OSF but the festival continues through October 31st.

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"Merchant of Venice"

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Tue, 09/28/2010

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of “Merchant of Venice”,  directed by Bill Rauch and starring Anthony Heald as Shylock is a magnificent indictment on the cost of prejudice. Set both in contemporary and Elizabethan times, it rings true to today’s issues while still balancing the comedy and the tragic elements of this fine Shakespeare play.

In this episode, listen as Heald deconstructs his speech as the famed character Shylock in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. This is a rare window into the actor’s process. 

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My Name Is Rachel Corrie & Brothers of the Baladi

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Tue, 09/21/2010

Host Dmae Roberts features "My Name Is Rachel Corrie" and Brothers of the Baladi's"Mosaic: A Day of Music & Dance" on Tuesday, September 21 at 11am on KBOO 90.7 FM.

Madeleine Rogers & Amanda Jensen Photo-SteveBrian

Northwest Classical Theatre Company and Three Good Friends presents a two-person play about Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old Evergreen College student from Olympia, Washington who in 2003 was crushed to death in the Gaza Strip by an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) bulldozer when she was kneeling in front of a local Palestinian's home to keep them from demolishing the home.

Compiled and edited by actor Alan Rickman and  The Guardian’s Feature Editor, Katharine Viner in London, this controversial play is based on Rachel Corrie's writings. This production features two actresses directed by Megan Ward.

And in the second part of the show, Dmae talks with Michael Beach from Brothers of the Baladi about"Mosaic: A Day of Music & Dance" on September 25th. This Portland band presents a ful day of music and dance workshops and an evening concert focusing on a festive appreciation of Middle Eastern music.

 

Visit the StageNStudio.com site for this and other episodes of the show. Or you can subscribe to the free podcast on iTunes so you don't have to miss a show.

Autumn Moon and Throne of Blood

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Tue, 09/14/2010

Host Dmae Roberts presents two different Asian-themed art events

First up, Ivy Lin, event director, tells us about "Music Under the Autumn Moon" a celebration of the 68-year-old Yat Sing Music Club in Portland's Chinatown. 

Yat Sing Music Club at Crossing East Heritage Festival 2006

Lin is joined by Classical Revolution PDX, one of several music groups presenting a multiculural concert on September 25th.

Other groups include Third Angle New Music Ensemble and Portland Cello Project.

Yat Sing Music Club is a social Cantonese opera group that's been performing together in Portland's Chinatown since 1941 to raise money for the war effort.  "Music Under The Autumn Moon" celebrates the harvest during the Moon Festival, a tradition in China for 1000 years and  is organized by Friends of Portland Chinatown.

 

Ako as Lady Asaji & Kevin Kenerly as Washizu Photo:OSF 

In the second part, Dmae  talks with Ako at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  A Japanese American actress trained in Kabuki theatre, Ako talks about her role as Lady Asaji in Ping Chong's production of Throne of Blood based on the Akira Kurosawa film.

This multimedia play features a stellar cast and talented designers. Under the direction of NYC's Ping Chong, this fine production performs at breakneck pace complete with video projections and Kabuki and Noh movement just under 2 hours without intermission. It stays true to Kurosawa's frightening tale of murder, war and madness. Ako's performance as the Lady M based character is a study of masterful calculation and ruthlessness. She tells us how she handles this role with very few scenes and artful movement.

Visit the StageNStudio.com site for this and other episodes of the show. Or you can subscribe to the free podcast on iTunes so you don't have to miss a show.

See Classical Revolution PDX perform live in the studio!

Throne of Blood

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Tue, 09/14/2010

Dmae Roberts just got back from another trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. This season has been one of the best ever.  She highly recommends taking a trip if you can to see the shows still running.

 

“Merchant of Venice”, directed by Bill Rauch and starring Anthony Heald as Shylock is a magnificent indictment on the cost of prejudice. Set both in contemporary and Elizabethan times, it rings true to today’s issues while still balancing the comedy and the tragic elements of this fine Shakespeare play. “Merchant of Venice” ends October 10th,  so there’s only a few more weeks to see this play.

 

Two other productions stand out. “Ruined”, by Lynn Nottage was a searing and deeply affecting play about the rape of women in the Congo. The performances were brilliant and moving. The music pumped energy and hope into poignant, heartbreaking situations.  It’s a must-see for everyone. The show runs until October 31st.

 

I also recommend “Throne of Blood” adapted by noted theatre director Ping Chong from the classic film by Akira Kurosawa. This multimedia play features and a stellar cast and talented designers. “Throne of Blood” performs at breakneck pace complete with video projections and Kabuki and Noh movement. It’s just under two hours without intermission. The show also runs until October 31st.

 

“Throne of Blood” stays true to Kurosawa’s frightening tale adapted from Shakespeare’s Macbeth with themes of murder, war, and madness. The standout performance for me came from Japanese-American actress Ako who is trained in Kabuki theatre. She played Lady Asaji, based on the Lady Macbeth character. Her portrayal of Lady Asaji is a masterful study of a calculating and ruthless woman. In this interview, she tells us how she handles this role with very few scenes and artful movement.

 

Dmae talks with Ako in this podcast, with music by veteran OSF composer Todd Barton. Click here for more information about the rest of the season, which runs until October 31st.

T:BA:10 Special w/ Noelle Stiles & Danielle Kelly

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Wed, 09/08/2010

This is a Time Based Art Festival 2010 special program produced and hosted by Sean Ongley. Live guests are Noelle Stiles and Danielle Kelly in discussion of their work on the piece, "Blanket", featured on the cover of the festival program guide. Plus, some joking around with Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner.

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Tue, 08/31/2010

 Host Dmae Roberts features Oedipus the King and the It's All Greek To Me festival (September 10-26) in Portland. She's joined by Elizabeth Huffman, artistic director of Classic Creek Theatre of Oregon which is the only professional Greek Theatre festival in the country.

Huffman is directing a new translations of Sophocles' Oedipus the King. Actor Trieu Tran, a Portland native and now based in Los Angeles, leads a cast in an inventive production incorporating Japanese Kabuki, Noh and Butoh elements.The production is performed outdoors at the Reed College's Cerf Ampitheatre.

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Michael Lopez & Trieu Tran Photo: Darrell Allen Davis

 

NW Writer Ivan Doig & "Work Song"

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 Host Dmae Roberts features an in-depth and lively interview with Northwest Writer Ivan Doig.

A prolific writer of books set in the American West, Doig talks about his latest novel, Work Song set in the bustling international melting pot of Butte, Montana of 1919. Doig talks about his research on the effects of mining on the land, the workers and the citizens who form a diverse community often at odds with the mining company that rules so many of their lives.

Ivan Doig

Work Song brings back a much-loved character from Doig's previous book, The Whistling Season. Morris Morgan, or "Morrie" as he’s called, comes to Butte one day and quickly lands a job at the town library run by an imposing rancher with a shady past. Soon Morrie becomes central to the lives of everyone in town as events escalate to a boiling point pitting workers against management. With Work Song, Ivan also includes some romance as well as historic commentary.

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Music provided by Shake That Little Foot from the Free Music archives.

  

Allen Nause of ART's "Long Day's Journey"

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Artists Repertory Theatre got a head start to their season and unveiled their co-production with the Sydney Theatre Company. ART has had a long history of international collaboration, but this new production of Eugene O’Neil’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” starring acclaimed actor William Hurt.  

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Allen Nause, Todd Van Voris and Stephanie Mulligan who also traveled to Australia to work on the production. She also presents an Oregon Treasures feature story focused on Artistic Director Allen Nause who most people in the theatre community regard as an enduring and visionary force behind ART.

This show is podcast on iTunes.  Check out other Stage and Studio programs on Stagenstudio.com!

Learn more about the history of Artists Repertory Theatre, now in its 28th year and hear about this new production that many regard as a milestone for ART. Oregon Treasures is a series of stories and documentaries that focuses on veteran artists and arts groups that have made an impact on the state.

l-r Allen Nause, Stephanie Mulligan, Todd Van Voris

Made possible with funding by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.  

 

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

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Tue, 08/10/2010

Dmae Roberts presents a special Oregon Treasures edition of Stage and Studio.  Sitka Center for Art and Ecology celebrates its 40th anniversary on August 28th. The picturesque center nestled in beautiful old growth forest of  Sitka Spruce has nourished the talents of writers, visual artists and scientists for four decades. Through workshops and residencies, the Sitka Center remains a cherished place of learning for people throughout the Northwest and Northern California.   

Dmae Roberts visited with staff, founders, teachers and participants to learn more about this one-of-a-kind Oregon Treasure. This piece is part of the Oregon Treasures series funded by a Regional Arts and Culture Council's individual artist project grant.

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