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

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.

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.

Audio

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.

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  • Length: 18:05 minutes (16.56 MB)
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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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  • Length: 9:25 minutes (8.63 MB)
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"holidazed" at Artists Repertory Theatre

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/24/2009

 Dmae Roberts talks with Writers Marc Acito  and Cynthia Whitcomb with Veteran Actress and Singer Susannah Mars who is starring in  "Holidazed" co-written by Marc Acito and Cynthia Whitcomb.  These three luminaries will also talk about their careers and the many hats they wear as artists. 

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  • Length: 27:18 minutes (25 MB)
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Author Jamie Ford of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/17/2009

  Dmae Roberts talked with Jamie Ford, author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" at the recent Wordstock Festival. This NY Times bestselling novel traces Seattle's Internment history during World Wart II through the friendship of a Chinese-American boy and a Japanese-American girl. 

Also featured is music by Portland's David Ornette Cherry.

Mixed: The Politics of Hybrid Identities

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/10/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Kimberly Brodkin, director of the 6th annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium at Lewis & Clark College, Nov. 11-13.  This year the topic is "Mixed: The Politics of Hybrid Identities." 

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  • Length: 11:23 minutes (10.42 MB)
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Tears of Joy's Rumplestilskin

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/10/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with longtime friend of the theatre scene...Sharon Whitney. She's joined by Janet Bradley of Tears of Joy Theatre to talk about the play "Rumplestiltskin."  Sharon wrote the adaptation and talks about the process as well as her new projects. 

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  • Length: 14:15 minutes (13.05 MB)
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Hand2Mouth Theatre's "Everyone Who Looks Like You"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/03/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Jonathan Walters, Faith Helma and Julie Hammond Hand 2 Mouth Theatre about their upcoming performances of "Everyone Who Looks Like You"- an encore production of the acclaimed movement theatre piece about family relationships. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Length: 16:18 minutes (14.93 MB)
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Shawn Rogers & Theatre in the Grove

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/03/2009
 Dmae Roberts talks with Veteran Actor and Singer Shawn Rogers tells us about the upcoming 40th anniversary of Theatre in the Grove. 
 Shawn is doing a special benefit of musical performances to celebrate a theatre that helped inspire him.

 
 
 
 
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  • Length: 8:09 minutes (7.46 MB)
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Lorraine Bahr of Well Arts Institute

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/27/2009

 Dmae Roberts talks with Lorraine Bahr of Well Arts Institute's production of "Voices of Elders" an original play based on stories collected at senior centers in Portland. The shows run November 6-15 in Portland.

 
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  • Length: 10:05 minutes (9.23 MB)
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Dmae Roberts reads from "Lady Buddha and the Temple of Ma"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/27/2009

Dmae Roberts presents a preview of her memoir-in-progress, Lady Buddha and the Temple of Ma, a multicultural memoir.  She reads an excerpt that answer the question often asked of Mixed Race people: "How did your parents meet?"

Dmae will be reading/performing another excerpt at Lewis and Clark for their Multicultural Symposium on November 11th at 7-8pm. It’s a free event part of “Mixed: The Politics of Hybrid Identities” symposium. Dmae's reading and performance will be at the Templeton Campus Center, Council Chamber.

Her writing this year has been supported in part by a literature project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture council.  If you have any feedback on the writing or thoughts you would like to share, please email me Stagenstudio @aol.com.

 

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