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

David Henry Hwang

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
David Henry Hwang, Tony Award-winning Playwright

Dmae Roberts features playwright David Henry Hwang, Tony award-winning author of M. Butterfly, Dance and the Railroad and Chinglish which soon opens on Jan. 11-Feb. 9 at Portland Center Stage.  For the last 30 years, Hwang's career has spawned opera projects with Phillip Glass and musical theatre adaptions like Disney’s Aida with Elton John and Tarzan with Phil Collins, but he generally gravitates to “the same patch of soil”—as he calls it—of Asian and Asian American themes.

Raising Cane

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Raising Cane: Hawaii's Labor & Resistance
Stage & Studio presents a special documentary from the "Crossing East" Asian Pacific American history series, winner of the 1996 Peabody award.

Opal Whiteley

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/24/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Mystery of Opal Whiteley documentary about Oregon woman who caused an historic controversy.
Dmae Roberts presents Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley, a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley, of a young woman from Cottage Grove, Oregon who became the center of an international controversy.

In 1920 she published a childhood diary about her time in the woods and her love of nature. The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Soul” was the #2 bestseller that year, following Sinclair Lewis’ “Mainstreet.” The diary became wildly popular and then was later condemned as a hoax.

A Circus Carol

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Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Wanderlust Circus & 3 Leg Torso create original musical adapation of Dickens' classic tale.
Sometimes you just want Scrooge to sing and all the characters to do acrobatics.

Rethinking Holiday Shows

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Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Artists Repertory Theatre's 'Xmas Unplugged' & Triangle Productions' 'American Fiesta'

Finding holiday fare to produce in a theatre season can be a difficult task. A theatre can only do so many Charles Dickens and Christmas movie adaptations before looking for more offbeat choices. Dmae focuses on two plays that are wildly different from each other: Artists Repertory Theatre's Xmas Unplugged directed by Louanne Moldovan and Rusty Tennant and Triangle Productions' American Fiesta directed by Donald Horn. Find out about these shows and win tickets during the live broadcast.Photos for Artists Rep by Owen Carey.

Christmas Revels +OSF

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Christmas Revels + OSF goes to Broadway
For 19 years, Portland Revels has brought a festive blend of folklore, music, dance and cultural traditions all year long to culminate in the spectacle production of Christmas Revels (Dec. 6-15). Join Dmae for a talk and live concert with executive director Debby Garman, Vagabond Opera's Eric Stern and director Bruce Hostetler. We'll hear tales and accordion music.

Filmmaker Penny Allen

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Filmmaker Penny Allen and her feature "Late for My Mother's Funeral"
Host S.W. Conser brings this profile of filmmaker Penny Allen.

PDXStoryTheatre + Liminal

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Portland Story Theater's Singlehandedly & Liminal Theatre's Our Town
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The power of a great story. Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Story Theater about their New Works Solo series, Singlehandedly, with co-founder Lynne Duddy and guest artist Denis Gessing. Then we'll hear about the enduring legacy of Thorton Wilder's Our Town. John Berendzen tells us about Liminal's multimedia 2.0 version of the classic play.(Featured music by Aaron Meyer.

Grimm Actors

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Hit TV show Grimm brings work to Portland actors and helps local economy
What's it like to be a Wesen or a Hexenbiest? For the last two years, many area actors have found work on NBC's hit show Grimm.  A cop drama inspired by a twisted version of Grimm's Fairy Tales, the television show has brought work to actors, designers and crew throughout the Portland area. Dmae talks with two Portland actors Danny Bruno and Mary McDonald-Lewis who have had recurring roles on the show that has brought them national attention.

Jamie Ford

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Jamie Ford: Songs of Willow Frost
Dmae Roberts talks to New York Times bestseller list author Jamie Ford about his newest book Songs of Willow Frost. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two people—a  12-year-old Chinese-American boy with dreams for his future and a woman he believes to be his mother who is escaping her haunted past.

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Jessica Wallenfels: "Find Me Beside You"

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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

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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"

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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. 

 

 

 

Filmusik

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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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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

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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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Sojourn Theatre--"On the Table"

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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

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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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Songs For a New World-Milagro/Staged

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 06/15/2010

  Host Dmae Roberts talks with Chanda Hall, the artistic director of Staged who's collaborating with  Milagro Theatre to produce "Songs for a New World" - composed by the Tony-award-winning Jason Robert Brown. "Songs for a New World" is a long-time off-Broadway hit. The composer himself will be coming to Portland to perform an evening of his new work as a benefit for "Staged." Chanda Hall also talks about some of the outreach to youth singers her organization brings to the Portland area.

 

 

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