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

The Piano Lesson

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson"
Dmae Roberts talks with director Kevin Jones and actor Chantal DeGroat about August Wilson's The Piano Lesson about to open at Portland Playhouse.  Tune in for an insightful talk about this sixth production of Wilson's American Century Cycle that opens the 7th season of Portland Playhouse. ​We'll hear about the play as well the August Wilson Red Door Project, an organization with a mission to change the racial ecology of Portland that Jones co-founded and now runs as artistic director.

Comedian Hari Kondabolu

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Comedian Hari Kondabolu Awaits the Year 2042
Comedian Hari Kondabolu is coming back to Portland September 26-27! The New York-based comic has been featured on Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, and was a writer for "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." Known for his political style of humor, he recently released his first album, "Waiting for 2042", the year when white people will be the statistical minority in the United States. 

He joins guest host Sarika Mehta for a live phone interview on Stage & Studio to talk about his adventures in comedy and his album "Waiting for 2042". 

Merci-Murder

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Sans Merci & Murder On The Ganges

In business, the word "diversify" means to become more diverse or enlarge a field of operation. Portland's performance scene still has a ways to go in representing diverse races and cultures that live here. Two companies--one in theatre and the other in dance--are run by leaders committed to diversifying the landscape in performance through their productions. We talk with Antonio Sonera of Badass Theatre Company who's directing Sans Merci and Anita Menon of the Anjali School of Dance who's creating Murder On The Ganges.

Unit Souzou

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Unit Souzou Presents Saisei - New Beginnings
Artists have their fair share of doors closing on them. But it's how you open new doors that helps define your strength as an artist. Michelle Fujii was artistic director of Portland Taiko for nine years. Toru Watanabe, her husband, had an artistic staff position for six years. Suddenly this summer, the PT board decided to restructure the organization, and they eliminated Fujii's position. Watanabe made the decision to leave with her.

Simon Tam and The Slants

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Simon Tam
Guest Host Sarika Mehta interviews Simon Tam is the bassist of Portland's very own Chinatown dance rock band, The Slants. The band is beloved worldwide and has even gained recognition from younger audiences, survivors of Japanese internment camps and everyone in between! However, they are in the middle of a five-year lawsuit with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The band is made up of all Asian American members, yet the US Patent & Trademark Office claims their rejection on the basis of the band's name being racist. 

Stories From Home

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Stories From Home
Dmae Roberts talks with Polo Catalani of the Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council about "Stories From Home" event featuring immigrant and refugee writers and musicians. We'll be featuring two of the artists at the event-- Palestinian American writer Mohammad Bader and Bhutanese poet Moti Rizal. This is a special feature of "Migrations" - Dmae's series focusing on immigrant and refugee artists. 

Featured music: Parfait Bassale at ParfaitOnline.com.

Moh Alileche

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Moh Alileche -Algerian Berber Music
Dmae Roberts talks with Moh Alileche, master of Algerian Berber music. Berbers are an indigenous ethnicity  of Northern Africa. The culture dates back more than 5000 years.  Alileche came to the U.S. in 1990  shortly before the civil war in Algeria started. And now he performs Berber music while educating people about his former homeland and the culture. He'll be performing live, and we'll also hear tracks from his latest CD. 

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. 

Audio

Devon Allen director of "This Lime Tree Bower" by Irish playwright Conor McPherson at Coho Productions

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 04/27/2010

Host Dmae Roberts features Devon Allen director of "This Lime Tree Bower" by Irish playwright Conor McPherson at Coho Productions. Matthew Micucci  gives  a reading from the play which runs May 7 through June 12 in NW Portland. This is a coproduction of Coho Productions and Our Shoes Are Red/Performance Lab.

The Lime Tree Bower Photo credit: Anni Becker

 

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SNS42710-damalitour

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 04/27/2010

Host Dmae Roberts features 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. damali returns to Portland Wednesday, April 28 at 7:30 PM at Powell's city of books downtown Portland.

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  • Length: 9:46 minutes (8.95 MB)
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Opal Whiteley Doc by Dmae

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 04/20/2010

Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley, a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley, of 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 decline in mental health.

 Dmae Roberts co-produced this with Playwright Dorothy Velasco in 1988 with music by John Doan. It also contains a clip from the only known recording of Opal Whiteley before she died in 1992.

 

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  • Length: 28:21 minutes (25.96 MB)
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Imago Theatre's "Frogz" & Oregon Children's Theatre's "Small Steps"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 04/13/2010

 

Host Dmae Roberts features Imago Theatre's "Frogz" which is making its return to Portland stages. Two performers, Carlos Cruz and Jonothon Lyons, talk about what it's like to play strange and wild creatures which they've toured all over the country.

And in the second half of the show, we'll talk to Stan Foote of the Oregon Children's Theater about their new show "Small Steps"--a sequel to the hit book by are Louis Sachar and movie "Holes." 

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  • Length: 27:15 minutes (24.94 MB)
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Stan Foote of Oregon Children's Theatre's "Small Steps"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 04/13/2010

In the second half of Stage and Studio, Host Dmae Roberts talks with Stan Foote, artistic director of the Oregon Children's Theatre, about their new show "Small Steps"--a sequel to the hit book by are Louis Sachar and movie "Holes." This is a world premiere by OCT with the play written by Sachar.  The show opens April 26th.


 

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  • Length: 8:39 minutes (7.93 MB)
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Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 04/06/2010

 Host Dmae Roberts  features Hearing Voices, a storytelling festival. She talked with Heather Waisanen of Garden Home Community Library, Tom Johnson of Brody Theater (Portland) and Nelda Reyes of Nuestro Canto (Beaverton). The festival also features Oregon Shadow Puppet Theater (Portland) and runs for one week from April 11-18,  the Washington County Cooperative Library Services hosts this sixth annual storytelling Festival as part of National Library Week. 

 

SNS33010edited

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 03/30/2010

Dmae Roberts talks with director Philip Cuomo and actor JR Wickman about Theatre Vertigo's "God's Ear" a play by Jenny Schwartz. The play is an absurdist linguistically playfull work that focuses on a couple dealing with the loss of their child. Also featured is the music of Taiwan's U-Theatre drumming and dance ensemble. The group's show "Songs of the Bodhisattva is presented by Whitebird Dance. 


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  • Length: 23:37 minutes (21.62 MB)
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Portland Taiko's The Way Back Home

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 03/23/2010

 Dmae Roberts talks with Michelle Fujii, artistic director of Portland Taiko  about their debut  of "The Way Back Home"--their touring show focusing on the Vietnamese community in Portland. Fujii also unveils "Ten Tiny Taiko Dances" a collaboration with noted choreographer Mike Barber of "Then Tiny Dances" productions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Length: 10:44 minutes (4.91 MB)
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 75th Anniversary

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 03/23/2010

Dmae Roberts presents "Oregon Treasures" - the first in a new series of features about veteran artists and arts organizations. The inaugural piece features the 75th anniversary of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.  

One of the largest regional theatres in the country is located in a town of more than 21,000 people. With a budget of about $27 million dollars a year, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the only theatre in the country that performs two different plays a day on three different stages 10 months of the year.  While nonprofit theatres struggle financially, OSF finished the 2009 season in the black largely due to the loyalty of its audience and quality of its work. This year OSF celebrates its 75th anniversary.  Independent Producer Dmae Roberts went to the opening in Ashland, Oregon and produced this piece for Stage and Studio.

*The "Oregon Treasures" series is funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council. 

 

 

 

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  • Length: 10:33 minutes (9.66 MB)
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Don Horn, Shawn Price & Wendy Westerwelle Triangle Prod

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 03/16/2010

Dmae Roberts talks with Don Horn, Shawn Price and Wendy Westerwelle about two shows at Triangle Productions. "Hats" - a musical about women over 50 and "Rose" starring Westerwelle about a Jewish surivor of the Warsaw Ghetto. Triangle Productions celebrates its 20th season in Portland.

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  • Length: 27:30 minutes (25.18 MB)
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