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

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.

Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre

Dmae Roberts checks in with Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre. After a season of plays that didn't differ too much from the Artists Rep's past seasons, Rodriguez opened the most diverse season in the company's history starting with Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel and Carlos Lacámara's Exiles.

From Tonga To Tonkin

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
From Tonga To Tonkin
Dmae Roberts presents a two-part Stage & Studio focusing on the songs and stories of Tongan sewing circle in Portland as well as a play celebrating the heroic stand of Senator Wayne Morse, one of two congressman to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

First, Dmae gives us a feature on Portland's Tongan community through the stories Kato Kakala Kavapalu and Kolini Fusitua for the Migrations project  focusing on little known immigrant and refugee arts in the Portland area. We'll hear about the Pacific Islander Sewing Circle, a group of women who get together to sew and sing in beautiful harmonies as they work. Learn how this one group is the hub for hundreds of Tongan families in the Northwest.  

The Piano Lesson

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson"
Dmae Roberts talks with director Kevin Jones and actor Chantal DeGroat about August Wilson's The Piano Lesson about to open at Portland Playhouse.  Tune in for an insightful talk about this sixth production of Wilson's American Century Cycle that opens the 7th season of Portland Playhouse. ​We'll hear about the play as well the August Wilson Red Door Project, an organization with a mission to change the racial ecology of Portland that Jones co-founded and now runs as artistic director.

Comedian Hari Kondabolu

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Comedian Hari Kondabolu Awaits the Year 2042
Comedian Hari Kondabolu is coming back to Portland September 26-27! The New York-based comic has been featured on Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, and was a writer for "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." Known for his political style of humor, he recently released his first album, "Waiting for 2042", the year when white people will be the statistical minority in the United States. 

He joins guest host Sarika Mehta for a live phone interview on Stage & Studio to talk about his adventures in comedy and his album "Waiting for 2042". 

Merci-Murder

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Sans Merci & Murder On The Ganges

In business, the word "diversify" means to become more diverse or enlarge a field of operation. Portland's performance scene still has a ways to go in representing diverse races and cultures that live here. Two companies--one in theatre and the other in dance--are run by leaders committed to diversifying the landscape in performance through their productions. We talk with Antonio Sonera of Badass Theatre Company who's directing Sans Merci and Anita Menon of the Anjali School of Dance who's creating Murder On The Ganges.

Unit Souzou

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Unit Souzou Presents Saisei - New Beginnings
Artists have their fair share of doors closing on them. But it's how you open new doors that helps define your strength as an artist. Michelle Fujii was artistic director of Portland Taiko for nine years. Toru Watanabe, her husband, had an artistic staff position for six years. Suddenly this summer, the PT board decided to restructure the organization, and they eliminated Fujii's position. Watanabe made the decision to leave with her.

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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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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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Robin Lane of Do Jump's new holiday show

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

 Host Dmae Roberts talks with, Robin Lane of Do Jump Theatre tells us about her new holiday show "Tiger Lilly and Sunny Lu."


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