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

Profile Theatre's Sara Ruhl season

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Profile Theatre's Sara Ruhl season
To hear the audio from this show and to read a transcript of the Margaret Cho interview, visit StagenStudio.com. 

Fertile Ground Festival 2015

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Fertile Ground Festival of New Works 2015
For the first show of 2015, Dmae Roberts spotlights the Fertile Ground, perhaps the largest citywide Festival of New Works in Portland. We'll get an overview from festival director Nicole Lane.

Vidyut Latay: Beyond Silence

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Beyond Silence

Beyond Silence is a documentary film which chronicles the lives of Deaf people in Mumbai, India. It celebrates their lives, language and culture. The director, Vidyut Latay, aimed to depict this community as a linguistic minority, rather than a disability. Her film has been screened around the world and won the People's Choice award in Mumbai, India. Check out the film's trailer here!

Faux Museum Closes + Best highlights from SNS!

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Faux Museum is closing its doors soon & Best Highlights of 2014
Dmae talks with Tom Richards the curator of the Faux Museum, a conceptual art museum that boasts the world's last living Woolly Ant. The Faux Museum won't be renewing it's lease and will be closing its doors on Jan. 11, 2015 after two years of often offbeat and humorous exhibits created to spark critical thinking.  Since 2012 exhibits have included the "Tour de Faux!" bike event, "10,000 Years of Faux History," "The Liars Hall of Shame" and the "Monument of the 7th Dimension: Portal." We'll find out more about why Richards has been working on this dadaist art museum as performance art piece since 1991.

3 Authors On Indy Publishing

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
3 authors talk about the challenges and successes of independent and small press publishing.
Dmae Roberts talks with  three Portland authors about independent and small press publishing. Martha Hull, Sandra de Helen and Patti Duncan represent three different genres of books: Death's Daughter, an artistic picture book, a murder mystery and a collection of essays. They all have new recently published books.

Aasif Mandvi: No Land's Man

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Aasif Mandvi

Actor and writer, Aasif Mandvi, has a strong background in theatre and film, but gained recent fame as "Senior Muslim Correspondent" on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and for his role in the movie, Million Dollar Arm. He is also wrote and performed the award-winning one-man show, Sakina's Restaurant, which was turned into the film, Today's Special.

Oregon Ballet Theater

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Oregon Ballet Theater
For this week's episode of Stage & Studio, we have a very special program for you: The Oregon Ballet Theatre! They will be performing George Balachine's The Nutcracker, which runs Dec. 13-27th at the Keller Auditorium. What is unique about OBT is the diversity of their company and how this enhances the performers. 

Mei Mei the Film

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Film adaptation of "Mei Mei" from Award-winning radio documentary.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of her Peabody award-winning documentary Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song, Dmae Roberts is adapting this radio memoir docu-play into a film.  This memoir documentary screens 8pm, Nov. 21st at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St. in Portland. Doors open at 7:30pm with music and artshow. More info at MeiMeiProject.com.

Messages From a Forgotten Troopship

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Found tape and stories of soldiers during the Vietnam War
Stage & Studio presents a Veteran's Day special documentary: "Messages From a Forgotten Troopship"

Hear sound-rich stories from and about a Vietnam War-era troopship, in the voices of people whose lives were affected by the journey to war. From With Good Reason Radio.

Arthur Dong & Forbidden City, USA

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Awardwinning filmmaker Arthur Dong and his new book, Forbidden City, USA.
Dmae talks with Arthur Dong, a Peabody-winning filmmaker who has written a book based on his research and  film: Forbidden City, USA. Dong's 1989 film aired on PBS' American Experience program.  Now 25 years later, he put together a comprehensive document of photos and stories from the original performers from 1936-1970. (Hear the interview 11am Tues 11/4/14 on KBOO 90.7FM)

Read Dmae's Asian Reporter article on Arthur Dong's book Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs 1936-1970. 

 

Audio

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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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

 

  • Title: SNS42710-LimeTree
  • 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.

  • Title: SNS42710-damalitour
  • 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.


 

  • Title: SNS41310-OCT
  • 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. 


  • Title: SNS33010edited
  • Length: 23:37 minutes (21.62 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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Title: SNS32310-Taiko
  • Length: 10:44 minutes (4.91 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

 

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