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

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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  • Length: 13:38 minutes (12.49 MB)
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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. 

 

 

 

  • Title: OSF-ORTreasures
  • 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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