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

Program: 
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

Program: 
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
PDXStoryTheatre_Liminal
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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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.

 

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  • 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."

 

 

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  • 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)
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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)

 

  

 

 

 

 

Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song by Dmae Roberts

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 05/25/2010

 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. 

 

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  • Length: 26:35 minutes (24.34 MB)
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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

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  • 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

 

"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)
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Concert Violinist Aaron Meyer

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

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Musician/Composer/Violinist Aaron Meyer who performs live on the show. We also hear tracks from "Warming Up" - Aaron's latest CD with Tim Ellis that features a variety of styles from classical to Django Reinhardt to Beattles.

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

 

 

 

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  • Length: 17:56 minutes (16.42 MB)
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