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

David Henry Hwang

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
David Henry Hwang, Tony Award-winning Playwright

Dmae Roberts features playwright David Henry Hwang, Tony award-winning author of M. Butterfly, Dance and the Railroad and Chinglish which soon opens on Jan. 11-Feb. 9 at Portland Center Stage.  For the last 30 years, Hwang's career has spawned opera projects with Phillip Glass and musical theatre adaptions like Disney’s Aida with Elton John and Tarzan with Phil Collins, but he generally gravitates to “the same patch of soil”—as he calls it—of Asian and Asian American themes.

Raising Cane

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Raising Cane: Hawaii's Labor & Resistance
Stage & Studio presents a special documentary from the "Crossing East" Asian Pacific American history series, winner of the 1996 Peabody award.

Opal Whiteley

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/24/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Mystery of Opal Whiteley documentary about Oregon woman who caused an historic controversy.
Dmae Roberts presents Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley, a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley, of a young woman from Cottage Grove, Oregon who became the center of an international controversy.

In 1920 she published a childhood diary about her time in the woods and her love of nature. The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Soul” was the #2 bestseller that year, following Sinclair Lewis’ “Mainstreet.” The diary became wildly popular and then was later condemned as a hoax.

A Circus Carol

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Wanderlust Circus & 3 Leg Torso create original musical adapation of Dickens' classic tale.
Sometimes you just want Scrooge to sing and all the characters to do acrobatics.

Rethinking Holiday Shows

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Artists Repertory Theatre's 'Xmas Unplugged' & Triangle Productions' 'American Fiesta'

Finding holiday fare to produce in a theatre season can be a difficult task. A theatre can only do so many Charles Dickens and Christmas movie adaptations before looking for more offbeat choices. Dmae focuses on two plays that are wildly different from each other: Artists Repertory Theatre's Xmas Unplugged directed by Louanne Moldovan and Rusty Tennant and Triangle Productions' American Fiesta directed by Donald Horn. Find out about these shows and win tickets during the live broadcast.Photos for Artists Rep by Owen Carey.

Christmas Revels +OSF

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Christmas Revels + OSF goes to Broadway
For 19 years, Portland Revels has brought a festive blend of folklore, music, dance and cultural traditions all year long to culminate in the spectacle production of Christmas Revels (Dec. 6-15). Join Dmae for a talk and live concert with executive director Debby Garman, Vagabond Opera's Eric Stern and director Bruce Hostetler. We'll hear tales and accordion music.

Filmmaker Penny Allen

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Filmmaker Penny Allen and her feature "Late for My Mother's Funeral"
Host S.W. Conser brings this profile of filmmaker Penny Allen.

PDXStoryTheatre + Liminal

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Portland Story Theater's Singlehandedly & Liminal Theatre's Our Town
PDXStoryTheatre_Liminal
The power of a great story. Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Story Theater about their New Works Solo series, Singlehandedly, with co-founder Lynne Duddy and guest artist Denis Gessing. Then we'll hear about the enduring legacy of Thorton Wilder's Our Town. John Berendzen tells us about Liminal's multimedia 2.0 version of the classic play.(Featured music by Aaron Meyer.

Grimm Actors

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Hit TV show Grimm brings work to Portland actors and helps local economy
What's it like to be a Wesen or a Hexenbiest? For the last two years, many area actors have found work on NBC's hit show Grimm.  A cop drama inspired by a twisted version of Grimm's Fairy Tales, the television show has brought work to actors, designers and crew throughout the Portland area. Dmae talks with two Portland actors Danny Bruno and Mary McDonald-Lewis who have had recurring roles on the show that has brought them national attention.

Jamie Ford

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Jamie Ford: Songs of Willow Frost
Dmae Roberts talks to New York Times bestseller list author Jamie Ford about his newest book Songs of Willow Frost. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two people—a  12-year-old Chinese-American boy with dreams for his future and a woman he believes to be his mother who is escaping her haunted past.

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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. 

 

 
  • Title: ITM-p2(edited)
  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancer Minh Tran & Tour of LOST sites in Hawaii

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 01/18/2010

Host Dmae Roberts talks with Dance and Choreographer Minh Tran about his final performance "KISS" which chronicles his coming out as an Asian gay man which is still controversial in the Asian community. And in the second part of the show, Dmae visits Kualoa Ranch where much of the hit series LOST is filmed. 

*Minh Tran's "KISS" was commissioned by White Bird Dance for their "Uncaged Series" and will be performed in a two-part bill with Tere Mathern in the round at the World Forestry Center. Here's a video of Tran describing his performance.

 

 

 

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