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

La Luna Nueva

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre about La Lu
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre about La Luna Nueva, a multidisciplinary festival that kicks off Milagro's 35th season. This is maybe Olga's last interview with Stage & Studio for awhile as the outgoing artistic director. She'll be joined by Susan Addy executive director of The Obo Addy Legacy Project and Charlie Okada , executive director of Ora Nui Tahitian Dance.

Prince Gomolvilas

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Thai-American Playwright Prince Gomolvilas
What do a Filipina American  TSA agent, a Chinese American brother and sister, and a Thai-American wedding chapel owner married to a Japanese man have in common? They are waiting for UFOs in Las Vegas with Grandma May, a Thai grandmother.

Chitra Viraraghavan: The Americans

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Chitra Viraraghavan
Chitra Viraraghavan is the author of her debut novel, The Americans. This is the story of Tara, a single Indian woman in her mid-30s who travels to America to look after her teenage niece while her sister Kamala is dealing with her autistic son's treatment.

PHAME + Claire Willett

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/04/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Two World Premieres in August PHAME's Up The Fall & Claire Willett's Dear Galileo at Playwrights Wes
Dmae Roberts presents two new world premiere stage plays in August. First up we feature PHAME and their first commissioned play by Debbie Lamedman with music by Laura Gibson called Up the Fall, on Aug 22-29, 2015 at Artists Repertory Theatre. We'll talk with Debbie Lamedman, PHAME'S artistic director Jessica Dart

Jacklyn Maddux & her Acting Challenge

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Jacklyn Maddux & her Acting Challenge
Almost two months ago, actress Jacklyn Maddux met a challenge to write for five days about her acting career. She posted five segments on her Facebook starting with her early career in NYC and to present time in Portland.  Dmae talks to Jacklyn about her experience taking this challenge and we'll hear Jacklyn read her passages for each of the five days. Get an inside view of an actor's life from the beginning stages to her growth into a seasoned veteran. 

Featured music is by Gillicuddy at Gillicuddy.com

Vanport +Never Give Up!

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Vanport the musical + Never Give Up! The legacy of Minoru Yasui
Dmae presents two different pivotal times of Oregon WWII history. First we'll find out about a new musical play call Vanport by Shalanda R.

The Illumination of Rumi

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Illumination of Rumi with author Michael Green produced by David Freudberg of HUMANKIND
Dmae presents a HUMANKIND special documentary by David Freudberg who talks with author Michael Green about hsi book The Illumination of Rumi. The 13th century Persian poet and scholar has found a resurgence of popularity in the 21st century.To the astonishment of publishers, Jalaluddin Rumi has become the best-selling poet in America. Rumi's sensational popularity is notable not only because of its content -- an intoxicated, rapturous love letter to the divine -- but also because his mystical poems were written in Persian in the 13th century.

Conduit+Risk/Reward

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Conduit’s DANCE+ Festival & The Risk/Reward Festival
Dmae Roberts features two performing arts minifestivals with artistic directors Tere Mathern of Conduit’s DANCE+ Festival and Jerry Tischleder of The Risk/Reward Festival. Find out about both summer offerings and get out of the heat!
(Aired 11am TUES 7/6/15 on KBOO 90.7FM and podcast on StagenStudio.com)

Jen Raynak, Sound Designer

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Jen Raynak and the art of theatre sound design
Dmae takes a moment to celebrate theatre sound design with veteran Portland sound designer Jen Raynak. She recently spoke at Dmae's radio documentary class at Mt. Hood Community College. Her interview was recorded live on location on 4/23/15. We'll hear clips from some of her intriguing sound designs and hear stories of some of her favorite works. Join us for a celebration of sound in the theatre!

(Airs 11am Tues 6/30/15 on KBOO 90.7FM and podcast on StagenStudio.com)

Wonderheads at Coho

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Wonderheads' LOONS at Coho Summerfest
 
Dmae Roberts features Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix of the acclaimed physical theatre company and mask imagineers, WONDERHEADS on June 25-28. Their show LOON is performed in full masks has been called “living cartoonsr live-action Pixar.” This is part of a Coho Productions Summerfest featuring The Dissenter’s Handbook: A Collection of Riotous Tales by Dario Fo (July 2,3,4) and Drowned Horse (A Sea Shanty Cabaret) by Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble (July 9-12). We’ll also hear about those shows from Coho’s Jessie Drake.

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The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
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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Photos by Richard Jensen and also by Sitka Center. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jessica Wallenfels: "Find Me Beside You"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 08/03/2010

Host Dmae Roberts features Jessica Wallenfels' world premiere of her original rock ballet "Find Me Beside You." The show is a Many Hats Collaboration that tells the story of a group of teens in 1968 Belfast who have formed their own family. With a 10-piece ensemble of actors, singers and musicians, this new summer production blends rock opera and physical theatre. Guests are: Jessica Wallenfels, director/choregrapher, Eric Nordin, musical director,  and Dave Cole, lead actor.  The show runs August 4th through 14th.

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The Flute Fandango

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 07/27/2010

Dmae Roberts focuses on the importance of music education with The Flute Alliance. They're staging the Flute Fandango on Aug. 6th at Oaks Amusement Park in Portland. The international gathering of flutists will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records. Denise Westby, founder of Flute Alliance and John Gibson, president of The Music Education Assistance Program join Dmae to talk about kids and music. Also joining them is Jeffrey Chapman, a flutist and a student at Fowler Middle school. The three of them also share cuts from the recent Flute Alliance Boot camp.

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Above, students at the Flute Alliance Boot Camp. Below, Denise Westby, Jeffrey Chapman, and John Gibson.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Myrlin A. Hermes, "The Lunatic, the Love & the Poet"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 07/20/2010

Dmae Roberts features Portland Novelist Myrlin A. Hermes and her book The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet. Hermes turns Shakespeare "topsy-turvy" bringing a fresh look and "prequel" to Hamlet.

In her book, Horatio and Hamlet are in a bisexual love triangle with Lady Adriane who is based on the Dark Lady of Shakespeare's sonnets. Hermes talks about how she based the book on the storyline behind the Sonnets and worked to bring us the lusty, bawdy world of Elizabethan England. Listen to this special show with music and readings. 

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Photo: Myrlin A. Hermes  (Credit: Serena Davidson) 

Music by Singer/Harpist Molly Bauckman, Early Music guitar by John Sayles and Tango music by Kevin Macleod.

 

 

JAW: A Playwrights' Festival 2010

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 07/13/2010

Host Dmae Roberts features JAW: A Playwrights' Festival 2010. She talks with Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan and the "Made In Oregon" playwrights: William S. Gregory, Sara Jean Accuardi and Ebbe Roe Smith.

Their plays range in topics from the first African American officer in the U.S. military to a portrait of an elderly widow to the nightmares of a middle-aged man. All the staged reading events of JAW are free to the public and run July 17 - 25, 2010 at Portland Center Stage's Armory building.

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Featured below are: William S. Gregory, Sara Jean Accuardi, Rose Riordan and Ebbe Roe Smith. 

 

 

 

Portland Actors Conservatory

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 07/06/2010

Dmae Roberts talked with Beth Harper, Artistic Director of the Portland Actors Conservatory.

Harper started the training school 25 years ago and it's now the only nationally accredited conservatory in the Northwest. PAC has adults applying for training nationally and all over the world.

Two students, Fernanda Stier and Stacy Downs reflect on their upcoming graduation showcase, which happens July 14-17.

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Portland Actors Conservatory and Filmusik

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 07/06/2010

Dmae Roberts presents the graduation showcase of the Portland Actors Conservatory July 14-17. Two students perform their monologues live in the studio and Artistic Director Beth Harper tells us about the school and the program. We also hear from Galen Huckins of Filmusik a group that performs original soundtracks live for classic films. Their next production is  "Gulliver's Travels" July 16-23 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland.

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Filmusik

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 07/06/2010

Dmae Roberts talks with Galen Huckins of Filmusik, a group that performs original soundtracks with voice actors and sound effects foley live for classic films. Their productions this summer are "Gulliver's Travels" July 16-23 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland and on August 21st , Filmusik takes on Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World.

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Sojourn Theatre--"On the Table"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 06/29/2010

Dmae Roberts talks with Michael Rohd, founder & artistic director of Sojourn Theatre about "On The Table"--his new project. He's joined by Rebecca Martinez and Shannon Scrofano. With music by Dave Lowensohn.

On The Table brings together two different families, one in Molalla and one in Portland, as a way to break bread and engage two different communities in dialogue. The theatre event brings two audiences experiencing two simultaneous productions together via bus for a fictional memorial service of two family elders. On The Table was recently featured in American Theatre magazine.

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Portland Actors Ensemble--Shakespeare in the Parks

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 06/22/2010

 Host Dmae Roberts talks with Curt Hanson, Matt Volner and Holly Wigmore Shakespeare In The Parks/Portland Actors Ensemble about their new production of "Pericles: Prince of Tyre" by William Shakespeare. The show just opened and will run through July 17th.

For the last 41 years, the Portland Actors Ensemble has brought Shakespeare to numerous parks in the Portland area. The group will also be performing “The Comedy of Errors” that opens July 31st  through September 6th. We'll find out why Shakespeare endures and how this group has been able to provide it for so long.

Photos: Below, the actors in the KBOO studio. At right, Matt Volner and Holly Wigmore perform in Portland Actors Ensemble's "Pericles, Prince of Tyre." Photo credit: Annaliese Moyer stagerightphoto.com   The production opens June 17 at 6 pm at the summit of Mt. Tabor Park. Complete schedule and park locations can be found at www.portlandactors.org

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