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

Mei Mei

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song by Dmae Roberts
Dmae Roberts presents her 1989 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.

More Shakespeare!

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Anon It Moves & String House Theatre Collaborate + Original Practice Shakespeare

Dmae Roberts talks with Anon It Moves and String House Theatre and Original Practice Shakespeare Festival. We'll hear from directors Elizabeth Watt, Emily Gregory and actor Erica Terpening-Romeo from two young companies collaborating on productions of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. And in the latter part of the show Brian Allard of OPSfest joins us to talk about an unusual  A Midsummer Night'

Jaw Playwrights Festival

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
A talk with the director of Jaw: A Playwright's Festival 2014 at Portland Center Stge
Dmae Roberts has a behind-the-scenes  on-location talk with Rose Riordan, associate artistic director of Portland Center Stage and director of JAW: A Playwright's Festival 2014. We'll hear how she started off this 16-year old festival with "a bag of bagels" to grow into a huge weekend of four plays and a multitude of events. Not only do we get the inside scoop on what makes this year's playwrights unique but we get insight into the collaborative process at JAW. Plus Riordan tells us how a desire for voyeurism and invisibility can lead to a life in the theatre! Sort of. 

A Tale of Two Shakespeare Plays

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Tempest & Love's Labor's Lost
Dmae Roberts features two backstage interviews at her home studio about two Shakespeare plays about to open in Portland.

First she talks with founding artistic director Michael Mendelson of the Portland Shakespeare Project. They’re producing The Tempest at  Artists Rep's Alder stage. The production stars veteran actress Linda Alper as “Prospera” a magical role usually performed by a male actor. PSP is also presenting a staged reading of The Admirable Crichton by J.M. Barrie (of Peter Pan fame) directed by Jon Kretzu. 

Conduit Turns 20!

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Conduit Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season
Dmae Roberts welcomes artistic director Tere Mathern of Conduit Dance in downtown Portland. She was part of the collective of contemporary dancers who wanted to create a space for dancers to create new work to perform. She's been taking ont the day to day operations of Conduit. She'll tell us about the Dance+ summer festival of curated multi-discipline dance with veteran and emerging performers.

45 years of Portland Actor's Ensemble

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Portland Actor's Ensemble presents Shakespeare's "Antony & Cleopatra" + "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Portland abounds with summer Shakespeare but Portland Actors Ensemble has been producing Shakespeare in the Parks for the last 45 years. PAE kick things off a culturally innovative outdoor productions Antony and Cleopatra scheduled and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Portland's theatre community has committed to producing every Shakespeare play, sonnet and narrative poem  within a two-year period that started with 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and culiminates in the 400th anniversary of his death.

PHAME Turns 30

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
PHAME's 30th Anniversary Bash + Three Sisters Nixtamal

Dmae Roberts talks with PHAME executive director Stephen Marc Beaudoin and artistic director Jessica Dart about the  30th anniversary of the organization. Both are gifted artists who have worked to built PHAME into one of the premiere nonprofit community arts groups in Portland. We'll hear how PHAME has created arts training and activities for adults with developmental and physical disabilities and their families for the last 30 years. 

PHAME EVENTS include: 

PHAME @ 30 Birthday Bash
Thursday, June 26th at 7:00pm at the Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Ave. Portland, OR

Author Lisa See

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Author Lisa See and "China Dolls"

Dmae Roberts talks with acclaimed author Lisa See whose new book, China Dolls, features the era of the Asian American nightclubs during the 1930s to 50s. Her previous books, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy focused mainly on characters living in China and some who have emigrated. In China Dolls she focuses on three friends American born Asian Americans girls who come from different backgrounds and ethnicities.  As always, See's books covers a long period of time while revealing historic moments in time with vivid and complex memorable characters. 
     

BreakingTheSilence

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Breaking The Silence - a staged reading of a play about three generations of Japanese Americans

Dmae talks with playwright Nikki Nojima Louis who has been featuring her Japanese-American oral history play Breaking The Silence to different communities around the country.

Shake It

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Shake It- a one-hour documentary on the cultural love of taking Polaroid pictures

Stage & Studio presents a documentary special about our cultural love of Polaroid pictures, the pre-digital era Instagram!

Audio

Songs For a New World-Milagro/Staged

program: 
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.

 

 

  • Title: SNS061510-Staged
  • Length: 9:41 minutes (8.87 MB)
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Hand2Mouth Risk/Reward Festival

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

  Host Dmae Roberts presents: Hand2Mouth presents Risk/Reward Festival of New Works. We'll hear from Jerry Tischleder (featured left), the Risk/Reward festival. The two-day festival includes performances on Saturday and a conference with panel discussions on Sunday. The shows take place in the BodyVox Dance building. Some of the Seattle/Portland performers include Oslund & Co. Mike Pham, Angela Blair, and Paul Budrdaitis.

 Mike Pham, Risk/Reward.

 

  • Title: SNS061510-Hand2Mouth
  • Length: 14:13 minutes (13.03 MB)
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Sara Slipper & James Canfield of NW Dance Project

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 06/08/2010

 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.  

Slipper describes the piece she's developing which is a response to oil spilling tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico and Canfield tells us how Shakespeare has always influenced his work including the piece he's creating based on "Hamlet."

 

 

  • Title: SNS-60819-NWDancePro
  • Length: 18:26 minutes (16.87 MB)
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Art From The Heart

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 06/08/2010

On Stage and Studio, Dmae Roberts featured a profile of Art From The Heart , arts opportunities for people with developmental disabilites, produced by Steve Greenberg.  

For fifteen years, an art school, studio and gallery in northeast portland has been fostering the creative growth of its students. The 25-30 students at the non-profit “art from the heart” take classes in painting, sculpture, weaving, music, and theater. The organization provides studio time and training for students to work on their individual projects. At art from the heart, all of the students are adults with developmental disabilities.   

 

  • Title: Art From The Heart
  • Length: 6:27 minutes (5.91 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Author Molly Gloss & Heroines of the American West

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 06/01/2010

Host Producer Dmae Roberts presents an Oregon Treasures feature piece for Stage and Studio on KBOO 90.7FM. The new series will air throughout the year profilng veteran artists and arts organizations that have enriched the state of Oregon through their art. 

This show profiles Author Molly Gloss, Portland novelist. Gloss' books have shed light on untold stories of women in the American West.

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. Award for her novel Wild Life about an early 20th century feminist in Washington. Her newest work is The Hearts of Horses—the story of a young woman who breaks horses in Eastern Oregon. 

Oregon Treasures is made possible by an individual artist grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council  Stay tuned this summer for more Oregon Treasures features!

Molly Gloss (Photo: Richard Jensen)

 

  

 

 

 

 

Katie Taylor & Eleanor O'Brien talk Producing

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 05/18/2010

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. 

Dance Naked Productions

Opera Theatre Oregon

  • Title: SNS051810-2WomenProd
  • Length: 23:42 minutes (21.7 MB)
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PCS' 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Wed, 05/12/2010

Dmae Roberts talks with Director  Rose Riordan and Actor Gavin Gregory from "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" the hit musical debuting soon at Portland Center Stage. Both helped out with the membership drive edition of Stage and Studio, helping our show to surpass its goal! Gavin Gregory also lent his fine voice for a wonderful a cappella solo. 

PCS' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeePCS' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

 Gavin Gregory & Rose Riordan of Portland Center Stage

 

 

 

Henry Winkler & Dyslexia

Categories:
program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 05/11/2010

Host Dmae Roberts features an exclusive interview with Henry Winkler about his new young adult book "Hank Zipzer: A Brand New Life. Actor Henry Winkler, best known for his playing "The Fonz" on the long-running show "Happy Days" recently came to Portland to debut his new book focusing on the learning challenges of a 5th grade boy named Hank Zipzer. Dmae talked with Winkler while he was signing books backstage at Powell's Books.

Photo Credits: Richard Jensen

 

Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song by Dmae Roberts

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 05/10/2010

 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. "Mei Mei has been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

In 1991, Dmae adapted the radio piece into a stage play at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center theatre. 

 

  • Title: Mei Mei w_credits
  • Length: 26:35 minutes (24.34 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

"Gracie & The Atom" by Mckinley

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 05/04/2010

 Dmae Roberts features the world premiere musical "Gracie and The Atom" by McKinley. She talks with the playwright/singer and cast member Marissa Neitling about the hit show that runs through May 30th at Artist Repertory Theatre. They both sing a couple of duets and we hear some tracks off McKinley's CD of "Gracie and The Atom."

This was part of a special one-hour membership drive edition of Stage and Studio.

 

 

  • Title: SNS50410-McKinley
  • Length: 19:54 minutes (18.22 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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