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

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. 

 

Shaking The Tree Theatre + Organic Listening Club

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Shaking The Tree Theatre's Samantha van de Merwe + David Ornette Cherry's Organic Listening Club

Host Dmae Roberts talks features two original shows in different disciplines. First up, artistic director Samantha Van Der Merwe of Shaking The Tree Theatre talks about creating an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "Masque of the Red Death" with the writer so Playwright's West.  Joining her is actor Matthew Kerrigan (featured in the photo) who will perform a monologue as Poe from the play. 

La Santa Cecilia

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
La Santa Cecilia
La Santa Cecilia is a band whose music draws from Cumba, Klezmer, rock and many other forces! They hail from Los Angeles, where community politics and immigration issues serve as an inspiration from their music, as seen in this awesome cover of Strawberry Fields Forever and his chilling production of Ice El Hielo. They won the 2014 Grammy for Best Latin Rock Album for their album "Treinta Días". Their latest album "Someday New", is on sale now.

O Romeo & New Now Wow

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
'O Romeo' at Miracle Theatre & 'New Now Wow' at NW Dance Project
What would October be without a Day of the Dead celebration? Dmae Roberts checks in Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Miracle Theatre who has put together a new Dia de los Muertos meets Shakespeare's famous dead characters. We'll find out which Shakespearean character Sanchez has brought back to life (sort of) in this inventive concept. It's all part of Portland's 400th year anniversary committment to produce all of Shakespeare's sworks within two years. And in the second part of the show, Sarah Slipper artistic director of NW Dance Project fill us in on "New Now Wow" - three piece created by  world-class master choreographers including Portland's Minh Tran. 

PCS + White Bird Dance

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
One-hour with Portland Center Stage + White Bird Dance new season!
Support the arts on KBOO by tuning into a special one-hour Stage & Studio with Dmae Roberts. First up, we feature the Tony-award-winning broadway musical and Oscar-winning "Dreamgirls" at Portland Center Stage.

Audio

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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defunkt Theatre & BaseRoots Theatre

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 03/09/2010

Dmae Roberts talks with Grace Carter and Matthew Kern (featured left) of defunkt theatre about "4.48 Psychosis" by Sarah Kane. The play is described as a journey into the human mind at the darkest hour.  The  play uses of multimedia projectsions, sound and dreamlike performances. This show runs through April 10th at the Back Door Theatre behind Common Grounds Coffee.

(left to right Matthew Kern, Christy Bigelow, Joel Harmon) photo by Grace Carter and Holly Andres.

Also featured, Bobby Bermea tells us about two projects he's working on for Baseroots Theatre, a company he founded devoted to African American works.  "In Darfur"a reading at Artists Repertory Theatre on March 15th at 7pm at Artists Repertory Theatre  and "Radio Golf" by August Wilson April 3-25th.

 (Bobby Bermea and Andrea White in "Radio Golf")

 

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  • Length: 25:18 minutes (23.16 MB)
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Stage&Studio Women's History Month Special

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Fri, 02/26/2010

 Host/Producer Dmae Roberts presents a special encore of the Women's History Month edition of Stage and Studio.  

Last year, Dmae posted a notice on the Stage and Studio Facebook page asking women who wanted to read their own work or that of a famous woman. Five women responded on Facebook right away and Dmae put them on the air!    Kathleen Lewis (right), Cynthia McGean, Brenda Phillips , Adrienne Fritz (left) and Sandra de Helen. 

 

Jessica Morrell & The Writing Life

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 02/23/2010

 

Dmae Roberts talks with Jessica Morrell about The Writing Life. This prolific writer and teacher shares her thoughts on writing through adversity and offers insights into the craft of writing. Morrell gives advice on how to construct a great story into a publishable work as well as how to handle rejection and struggle through adversity. Morrell also reads from a new work she's wrote while recovering a serious traffic accident. Find out about the workshops she's offering

Hildegard's 12th Century Musical

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 02/16/2010

Dmae Roberts talks with Stephen Marc Beaudoin director of Hildegard of Bingen's Ordo Virtutum - a 12th century musical drama. Also featured are Music Director Ben Landesverk and Soprano Liz Bacon performing with Stephen in a live in-studio concert! Read more about this fascinating woman Hildegard of Bingen. Photo Credit: SW Conser for photo of guest rehearsing in KBOO's lobby.

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  • Length: 16:52 minutes (15.45 MB)
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Heidi Durrow's The Girl Who Fell From The Sky

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 02/16/2010

 

 

Dmae Roberts talks  former Portlander Heidi Durrow returns for two readings of her critically acclaimed novel The Girl Who Fell From The Sky.  She has two readings in Portland: Powells Books downtown on February 19th at 7:30pm and February 23rd at 7:30pm at the IFCC, the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center.

 

 

 

 

 

33d Portland International Film Festival w/Bill Foster

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 02/09/2010

Host Dmae Roberts features films from the The 33rd Portland International Film Festival with Bill Foster, Executive Director of the Northwest Film Center. They'll talk about a sampling of the films from more than 36 countries. Hear some clips and get some tips on which films to see.  The festival runs February 11th-28th. Film convered in this interview: Hipster (Russia), Mid-August Lunch (Italy), Fish Tank (Great Britain), Home (Switzerland), Nobody To Watch Over Me (Japan), October Country (USA), Terribly Happy (Denmark), Girl On A Train (France), The Wedding Song (Tunisia), Abjani (Israel), The Art of the Steal (USA).

 

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  • Length: 27:24 minutes (25.09 MB)
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Dmae Roberts "In The Mix" on Mixed Race artists

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2010

Join Host/Producer Dmae Roberts for "In The Mix" - a half-hour look at Mixed Race artists in America. Through voices of artists who have decdicated their lives to building bridges and bringing to light interracial issues, this documentary is a journey toward understanding what it means to be Mixed Race. Artists featured include: Lisa See, Velina Hasu Houston, damali ayo, Heather Raffo, Joshua Wolf Coleman, Soneela Nankani and Juan La Bron. 

 

 
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  • Length: 27:28 minutes (25.15 MB)
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Snow Falling On Cedars & Japanese Internment

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 01/26/2010

Dmae Roberts focuses on Japanese American internment experience through the production of "Snow Falling On Cedars" at Portland Center Stage. She talks with Bruce Locke, an actor from the show, Tim DuRoche, outreach director and Henry Sakamoto of the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center.

This is a special membership drive edition of the show. We still have tickets to offer to Portland Center Stage and Oregon Shakespeare Festival if you want to become a member for $120 or more.


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  • Length: 21:14 minutes (19.44 MB)
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Kualoa Ranch - LOST TV show

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 01/19/2010

Dmae Roberts visits Kualoa Ranch where much of the hit series LOST is filmed. Kualoa Ranch was sold in 1850  by King Kamehameha III to the Judd family whose descendants still run the ranch as a working cattle ranch and tourist destination. The pristine and awe-inspiring location has been the site for TV shows and films since the 70s. The most recent were Jurassic Park and the hit show LOST. Dmae prepared this audio tour of the rance with co-owner and Operations Director Dave Morgan.

Photos: Courtesy of Richard Jensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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