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

Parfait Bassale & Migrations Arts Fair

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
West African musician Parfait Bassale & Migrations Arts Fair on Jan. 31st at 2:30-4pm at IRCO!

Dmae profiles guitarist and singer Parfait Bassale who is about to debut his new EP of original songs. Originally from West Africa, Bassale weaves joyous guitar melodies with his intricate vocals. He often sings about his experiences and introspections of immigrant dreams and daily life.  Bassale performs live and debuts some of his new songs on the EP. He also tells about the Columbe Project, his peace education program for youth. 

Sojourn Theatre's collaboration with Portland Playhouse - "How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes."

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Sojourn Theatre's collaboration with Portland Playhouse - "How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes."
Dmae catches up with Michael Rohd, founder and artistic director of Sojourn Theatre. It's been since 2010 when Sojourn produced an original interactive theatre piece in Portland.

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.

Audio

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.

 

 

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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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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"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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