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 06/22/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/22/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Shakespeare In The Parks/Portland Actors Ensemble's "Pericles'

 Host Dmae Roberts talks with 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.

Stage and Studio on 06/15/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Hand2Mouth's Risk/Reward & Milagro's "Songs For A New World"

 Host Dmae Roberts presents two new summer productions: Hand2Mouth presents Risk/Reward Festival of New Works and Milagro Theatre opens"Songs for a New World" - a new musical co-production with Staged. We'll hear from Jerry Tischleder, the Risk/Reward festival and Chanda Hall, the artistic director of Staged.

What's it like to produce new work during the summer? We'll from two very different groups about the process and challenges.  Plus ticket giveaways! Photos: (left) Mike Pham, Risk/Reward, (right) Songs For A New World cast.

Stage and Studio on 06/08/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Sarah Slipper & James Canfield of NW Dance Project

Dmae Roberts talks with Sarah Slipper, founding artistic director  of Northwest Dance Project and Choreographer James Canfield, founding artistic director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre. Opening June 17th, Northwest Dance Project premieres four original dance works to celebrate their first anniversary in their beautiful studio and performance center in the heart of the Mississippi district over two weekends in June.  

Stage and Studio on 06/01/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/01/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Author Molly Gloss & Heroines of the American West

Host Dmae Roberts talks with one of Portland’s beloved authors, Molly Gloss at her home. Molly Gloss was a finalist the Pen/Faulkner award for American fiction foThe Jump-Off Creek about a woman who homesteads in Oregon in 1895 and won the James Tiptree Jr.

Stage and Studio on 05/25/10

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Tue, 05/25/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Dmae Roberts presents her 1990 Peabody award-winning documentary "Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song"

As a special program for Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Dmae Roberts presents her 1990 Peabody award-winning documentary"Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song" This memoir docu-theatre piece is the personal story of cross-cultural and cross-generational conflict produced by Dmae Roberts.  "Mei Mei"chronicles Dmae and her mother, Chu-Yin, as they travel to Taiwan together. Interviews and dramatizations weave in and out to tell the story of a conflicted daughter and a mother who suffered abuse, starvation and the horrors of World War Two.

Stage and Studio on 05/18/10

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Tue, 05/18/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Two women making their own kind of performance

Dmae Roberts talks with two women producers who are doing their own kind of performance productions: Katie Tayler of Opera Theatre Oregon and Eleanor O'Brien of Dance Naked Productions. Both are artistic directors of independent companies producing their forms of non-traditional performance. They'll talk about the challenges and advantages of forming your own company to do work that might otherwise not be produced. Opera Theatre Oregon just opened "Hercules vs. Vampires" - a technicolor opera of a cult classic. Dance Naked Productions also opened "Inviting Desire" - an original work of erotic art based on a survey of hundreds of women. 

Stage and Studio on 05/11/10

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Tue, 05/11/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Henry Winkler & Putnam County Spelling Bee

 Host Dmae Roberts features an exclusive interview with Henry Winkler about his new young adult book "Hank Zipzer: A Brand New Life." Also featured are Director  Rose Riordan and Actor Gavin Gregory from "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"- the hit musical debuting soon at Portland Center Stage.

In this special membership drive edition, we'll be offering tickets to the musical production and two autographed and inscribed copies of Henry Winkler's book as thank you gifts for your memberships!

Stage and Studio on 05/04/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 05/04/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Join Host Dmae Roberts for special one-hour membership drive edition of Stage and Studio.

Join Host Dmae Roberts for special one-hour membership drive edition of Stage and Studio featuring McKinley's "Gracie and the Atom" at Artists Repertory Theatre at 11am and Aaron Meyer's new debut CD "Warming" at 11:30am.

Membership Drive thank you gifts include....

--tickets to the ""Gracie and the Atom"' musical

--copies of the "Gracie and the Atom"  CD 

--copies of Aaron Meyer's new debut CD "Warming"

--copies of damali ayo's "Obamistan! Land Without Racism: Your Guide to the New America"

 

Stage and Studio on 04/27/10

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Tue, 04/27/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Lime Tree Bower" at Coho Productions & damali ayo's new book "Obamaistan! Land Without Racism"

Host Dmae Roberts features Devon Allen director of "This Lime Tree Bower" by Irish playwright Conor McPherson at Coho Productions and author damali ayo's new book "Obamaistan! Land Without Racism: Your Guide to the New America"- a fun satire on state of race in this country. Plus giveaways!

The Lime Tree Bower Photo credit: Anni Becker

Stage and Studio on 04/20/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
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Tue, 04/20/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Mystery of Opal Whiteley of a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley,

Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley of a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley, a young woman from Cottage Grove, Oregon. In 1920 she published a childhood diary about her time in the woods and her love of nature. It became wildly popular and then was later condemned as a hoax. This diary created an international controversy that led to her eventual in mental health.

Dmae Roberts co-produced this with Playwright Dorothy Velasco in 1988 with music by John Doan.

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The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

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Stage and Studio
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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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Photos by Richard Jensen and also by Sitka Center. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jessica Wallenfels: "Find Me Beside You"

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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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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
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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

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Stage and Studio
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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.

Visit the official webpage StageNStudio.com to hear more shows and see more photos, slideshows and video

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

 

 

 

Filmusik

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Stage and Studio
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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.

Visit the official webpage StageNStudio.com to hear more shows and see more photos, slideshows and video.

Portland Actors Conservatory

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Stage and Studio
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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.

Visit the official webpage StageNStudio.com to hear more shows and see more photos, slideshows and video.

 

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Portland Actors Conservatory and Filmusik

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Stage and Studio
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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.

Visit the official webpage StageNStudio.com to hear more shows and see more photos, slideshows and video.

 

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Sojourn Theatre--"On the Table"

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Stage and Studio
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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
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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

Visit the official webpage StageNStudio.com to hear more shows and see more photos, slideshows and video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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