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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Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song by Dmae Roberts
 

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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

Fertile Ground w/Mawson's Mettle & SexyNurd

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 01/12/2010

  Dmae Roberts talks with Trisha Mead, director of Fertile Ground, a 10-day festival of new performing arts works in Portland. During January 22 through February 2nd. Fertile Ground features more than a dozen world premieres with well over 50 artists.  Also featured on Stage and Studio are Portland Story Theatre's "Mawson's Mettle" with Laurence Howard (about Douglas Mawson who led an expedition in Antartica in 1911) and "Sexy Nurd" with auGi (who performs a couple of songs from his show.)

 

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Fertile Ground w/Mawson's Mettle & SexyNurd

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 01/12/2010

Dmae Roberts talks with Trisha Mead, director of Fertile Ground, a 10-day festival of new performing arts works in Portland. During January 22 through February 2nd. Fertile Ground features more than a dozen world premieres with well over 50 artists.  Also featured on Stage and Studio are Portland Story Theatre's "Mawson's Mettle" with Laurence Howard (about Douglas Mawson who led an expedition in Antartica in 1911) and "Sexy Nurd" with auGi (who performs a couple of songs from his show.)

Check out the video clip of auGi performing live in the studio!

 

Check out the video on YouTube!

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  • Length: 26:46 minutes (24.51 MB)
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Broadarts' Melinda Pittman

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 01/05/2010

Host  Dmae Roberts talks with  Melinda Pittman of Broadarts Theatre unveils "A Broad for All Seasons." 

The show is a celebration of amazing international women - alive and from history.

 

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  • Length: 8:18 minutes (7.6 MB)
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Milagro Theatre's "American Sueno"

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program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 01/05/2010

Host Dmae Roberts previews "American Sueno" at Milagro Theatre. Writers Danel Malan and Rebecca Martinez, joined by Composer Joaquin Lopez talk about the process of putting together a touring show about marginalized outsiders pursuing the American Dream. Malan and Martinez talk about the process of writing this play based on interviews with the Portland community. We also get an in-studio concert with Lopez.

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  • Length: 14:44 minutes (13.49 MB)
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Stage and Studio 2009 Review of Arts

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 12/28/2009

 Join Host Dmae Roberts for an end of the year review of Stage and Studio. More than 80 artists and arts organizations were featured on 51 shows in 2009.  Hear some fun highlights and thought-provoking moments from a year in the arts and ring in the New Year with Dmae!

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  • Length: 28:53 minutes (26.44 MB)
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Author Canyon Sam on Women in Tibet

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 12/22/2009

 Dmae Roberts talks with Canyon Sam, the author "Sky Train: Women on the Edge of History" -chronicle of women's lives in Tibet based on a 19-year oral history project.  Many women were left to fend for themselves when China invaded Tibet, ending up in work camps with a high mortality rate.

In 2007, Can Yon Sam took a ride on the controversial Sky Train linking Beijing, China to Lhasa, Tibet. Dmae talked to her at the Wordstock Festival in October.  Also in the show an audio holiday card.... Plus on the broadcast version, music by Lungchen Llamo. 

 

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  • Length: 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
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"Narnia" and "A Christmas Carol"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 12/15/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Sarah Jane Hardy artistic director of Northwest Children's Theatre and Scenic Artists John Ellingson about the fantastical work of "Narnia" - a musical based on the much-loved children's books "The Chronicle of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis.  The NWCT production runs through Jan 3, 2010.  And in the latter part of the show KBOO Producer Paula Small reviews Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" adapted by Mead Hunter for the Portland Center Stage production.

"BigLittleThings" Imago Theatre

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 12/08/2009

Host Dmae Roberts features Imago Theatre's annual holiday hit "Big Little Things" - a family hit that's sold out every year. She'll talk with two of the performers, Jonothon Lyons and Joseph Lymous, who have worked with Imago for several years. They share backstage stories of what it's like to work in physical theatre in fantastical costumes and we'll learn why hippos have trouble sleeping!

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  • Length: 16:06 minutes (14.74 MB)
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Ivy Lin's new film & Do Jump's holiday show

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 12/01/2009

Host Dmae Roberts talks with Filmaker Ivy Lin about her new documentary "Come Together Home"which features the history of Portland's Chinese immigrants buried  in Portland's segregated Block 14 in Lone Fir Cemetery and the return of their bones to China.

And in the second part of the show, Robin Lane of Do Jump Theatre tells us about her new holiday show "Tiger Lilly and Sunny Lu."

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  • Length: 27:31 minutes (25.19 MB)
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Ivy Lin's new film about segregated Chinese cemetery

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 12/01/2009

 Host Dmae Roberts talks with Filmaker Ivy Lin about her new documentary "Come Together Home"which features the history of Portland's Chinese immigrants buried  in Portland's segregated Block 14 in Lone Fir Cemetery and the return of their bones to China.

  • Title: SNS210109-ivylin
  • Length: 18:05 minutes (16.56 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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