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 08/31/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
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Tue, 08/31/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Oedipus the King

Host Dmae Roberts features Oedipus the King and the It's All Greek To Me festival (September 10-26) in Portland. She's joined by Elizabeth Huffman, artistic director of Classic Creek Theatre of Oregon which is the only professional Greek Theatre festival in the country.

Huffman is directing a new translations of Sophocles' Oedipus the King. Actor Trieu Tran leads a cast in an inventive production incorporating Japanese Kabuki, Noh and Butoh elements.The production is performed outdoors at the Reed College's Cerf Ampitheatre.

Stage and Studio on 08/24/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
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Tue, 08/24/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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NW Writer Ivan Doig's "Work Song"

 Host Dmae Roberts features an in-depth and lively interview with Northwest Writer Ivan Doig.

A prolific writer of books set in the American West, Doig talks about his latest novel, Work Song set in the bustling international melting pot of Butte, Montana of 1919. Doig talks about his research on the effects of mining on the land, the workers and the citizens who form a diverse community often at odds with the mining company that rules so many of their lives.

 

Stage and Studio on 08/17/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Allen Nause, Artists Repertory Theatre

Artists Repertory Theatre got a head start to their season and unveiled their co-production with the Sydney Theatre Company. ART has had a long history of international collaboration, but this new production of Eugene O’Neil’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” starring acclaimed actor William Hurt.  

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Allen Nause, Todd Van Voris and Stephanie Mulligan who also traveled to Australia to work on the production. She also presents an Oregon Treasures feature story focused on Artistic Director Allen Nause who most people in the theatre community regard as an enduring and visionary force behind ART.

Stage and Studio on 08/10/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
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Tue, 08/10/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Sitka Center for Art and Ecology celebrates its 40th anniversary

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.   

Stage and Studio on 08/03/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/03/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Jessica Wallenfel's original rock ballet "Find Me Beside You."

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 Wallenfel, director/choregrapher, Eric Nordin, musical director,  and Dave Cole, lead actor.  The show runs August 4th through 14th.


Stage and Studio on 07/27/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
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Tue, 07/27/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Flute Alliance to break Guinness World Record

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 joins Dmae to talk about kids and music. They'll also play cuts from the recent Flute Alliance Boot camp.

 

Stage and Studio on 07/20/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/20/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Portland Novelist Myrlin A. Hermes and her book The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet.

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.

Stage and Studio on 07/13/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
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Tue, 07/13/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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JAW: A Playwrights Festival 2010

Host Dmae Roberts features JAW: A Playwright's 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.

Stage and Studio on 07/06/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
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Tue, 07/06/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Actors Conversatory Showcase & Filmusik's Gulliver's Travels

Dmae Roberts presents the graduation showcase of the Actors Conservatory Theatre 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. 

Stage and Studio on 06/29/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/29/2010 - 1:25pm
Short Description: 
Michael Rohd, Sojourn Theatre's "On The Table"

Dmae Roberts talks with Michael Rohd, founder & artistic director of Sojourn Theatre about "On The Table"--his new project. The show 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.

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

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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

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Stage and Studio
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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

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)
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"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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