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

David Henry Hwang

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
David Henry Hwang, Tony Award-winning Playwright

Dmae Roberts features playwright David Henry Hwang, Tony award-winning author of M. Butterfly, Dance and the Railroad and Chinglish which soon opens on Jan. 11-Feb. 9 at Portland Center Stage.  For the last 30 years, Hwang's career has spawned opera projects with Phillip Glass and musical theatre adaptions like Disney’s Aida with Elton John and Tarzan with Phil Collins, but he generally gravitates to “the same patch of soil”—as he calls it—of Asian and Asian American themes.

Raising Cane

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Raising Cane: Hawaii's Labor & Resistance
Stage & Studio presents a special documentary from the "Crossing East" Asian Pacific American history series, winner of the 1996 Peabody award.

Opal Whiteley

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/24/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Mystery of Opal Whiteley documentary about Oregon woman who caused an historic controversy.
Dmae Roberts presents Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley, a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley, of a young woman from Cottage Grove, Oregon who became the center of an international controversy.

In 1920 she published a childhood diary about her time in the woods and her love of nature. The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Soul” was the #2 bestseller that year, following Sinclair Lewis’ “Mainstreet.” The diary became wildly popular and then was later condemned as a hoax.

A Circus Carol

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Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Wanderlust Circus & 3 Leg Torso create original musical adapation of Dickens' classic tale.
Sometimes you just want Scrooge to sing and all the characters to do acrobatics.

Rethinking Holiday Shows

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Artists Repertory Theatre's 'Xmas Unplugged' & Triangle Productions' 'American Fiesta'

Finding holiday fare to produce in a theatre season can be a difficult task. A theatre can only do so many Charles Dickens and Christmas movie adaptations before looking for more offbeat choices. Dmae focuses on two plays that are wildly different from each other: Artists Repertory Theatre's Xmas Unplugged directed by Louanne Moldovan and Rusty Tennant and Triangle Productions' American Fiesta directed by Donald Horn. Find out about these shows and win tickets during the live broadcast.Photos for Artists Rep by Owen Carey.

Christmas Revels +OSF

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Christmas Revels + OSF goes to Broadway
For 19 years, Portland Revels has brought a festive blend of folklore, music, dance and cultural traditions all year long to culminate in the spectacle production of Christmas Revels (Dec. 6-15). Join Dmae for a talk and live concert with executive director Debby Garman, Vagabond Opera's Eric Stern and director Bruce Hostetler. We'll hear tales and accordion music.

Filmmaker Penny Allen

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Filmmaker Penny Allen and her feature "Late for My Mother's Funeral"
Host S.W. Conser brings this profile of filmmaker Penny Allen.

PDXStoryTheatre + Liminal

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Portland Story Theater's Singlehandedly & Liminal Theatre's Our Town
PDXStoryTheatre_Liminal
The power of a great story. Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Story Theater about their New Works Solo series, Singlehandedly, with co-founder Lynne Duddy and guest artist Denis Gessing. Then we'll hear about the enduring legacy of Thorton Wilder's Our Town. John Berendzen tells us about Liminal's multimedia 2.0 version of the classic play.(Featured music by Aaron Meyer.

Grimm Actors

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Hit TV show Grimm brings work to Portland actors and helps local economy
What's it like to be a Wesen or a Hexenbiest? For the last two years, many area actors have found work on NBC's hit show Grimm.  A cop drama inspired by a twisted version of Grimm's Fairy Tales, the television show has brought work to actors, designers and crew throughout the Portland area. Dmae talks with two Portland actors Danny Bruno and Mary McDonald-Lewis who have had recurring roles on the show that has brought them national attention.

Jamie Ford

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Jamie Ford: Songs of Willow Frost
Dmae Roberts talks to New York Times bestseller list author Jamie Ford about his newest book Songs of Willow Frost. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two people—a  12-year-old Chinese-American boy with dreams for his future and a woman he believes to be his mother who is escaping her haunted past.

Audio

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

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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"

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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

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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"

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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.

Coho Productions' "Fool For Love" by Sam Shepard

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/20/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Director Megan Kate Ward tells us about "Fool For Love" by Sam Shephard at Coho Productions.  (Photo: Val Lundrum and Chris Harder)

 

 

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