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

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.

Simon Tam and The Slants

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Simon Tam
Guest Host Sarika Mehta interviews Simon Tam is the bassist of Portland's very own Chinatown dance rock band, The Slants. The band is beloved worldwide and has even gained recognition from younger audiences, survivors of Japanese internment camps and everyone in between! However, they are in the middle of a five-year lawsuit with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The band is made up of all Asian American members, yet the US Patent & Trademark Office claims their rejection on the basis of the band's name being racist. 

Stories From Home

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Stories From Home
Dmae Roberts talks with Polo Catalani of the Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council about "Stories From Home" event featuring immigrant and refugee writers and musicians. We'll be featuring two of the artists at the event-- Palestinian American writer Mohammad Bader and Bhutanese poet Moti Rizal. This is a special feature of "Migrations" - Dmae's series focusing on immigrant and refugee artists. 

Featured music: Parfait Bassale at ParfaitOnline.com.

Moh Alileche

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Moh Alileche -Algerian Berber Music
Dmae Roberts talks with Moh Alileche, master of Algerian Berber music. Berbers are an indigenous ethnicity  of Northern Africa. The culture dates back more than 5000 years.  Alileche came to the U.S. in 1990  shortly before the civil war in Algeria started. And now he performs Berber music while educating people about his former homeland and the culture. He'll be performing live, and we'll also hear tracks from his latest CD. 

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.

  • Title: SNS210109-ivylin
  • 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. 

  • Title: SNS112409Holidazed
  • 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." 

  • Title: SNS111009-Symposium
  • 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. 

  • Title: SNS111009-TOJ
  • 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Title: SNS110309Hand2Mouth
  • 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.

 
 
 
 
  • Title: SNS110309SRogers
  • Length: 8:09 minutes (7.46 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.

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.

 
  • Title: LorraineBahr int
  • Length: 10:05 minutes (9.23 MB)
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