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

Stage and Studio on 06/22/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/22/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Shakespeare In The Parks/Portland Actors Ensemble's "Pericles'

 Host Dmae Roberts talks with Shakespeare In The  Parks/Portland Actors Ensemble about their new production of "Pericles: Prince of Tyre" by William Shakespeare. The show just opened and will run through July 17th.

For the last 41 years, the Portland Actors Ensemble has brought Shakespeare to numerous parks in the Portland area. The group will also be performing “The Comedy of Errors” that opens July 31st  through September 6th. We'll find out why Shakespeare endures and how this group has been able to provide it for so long.

Stage and Studio on 06/15/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Hand2Mouth's Risk/Reward & Milagro's "Songs For A New World"

 Host Dmae Roberts presents two new summer productions: Hand2Mouth presents Risk/Reward Festival of New Works and Milagro Theatre opens"Songs for a New World" - a new musical co-production with Staged. We'll hear from Jerry Tischleder, the Risk/Reward festival and Chanda Hall, the artistic director of Staged.

What's it like to produce new work during the summer? We'll from two very different groups about the process and challenges.  Plus ticket giveaways! Photos: (left) Mike Pham, Risk/Reward, (right) Songs For A New World cast.

Stage and Studio on 06/08/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Sarah Slipper & James Canfield of NW Dance Project

Dmae Roberts talks with Sarah Slipper, founding artistic director  of Northwest Dance Project and Choreographer James Canfield, founding artistic director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre. Opening June 17th, Northwest Dance Project premieres four original dance works to celebrate their first anniversary in their beautiful studio and performance center in the heart of the Mississippi district over two weekends in June.  

Stage and Studio on 06/01/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/01/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Author Molly Gloss & Heroines of the American West

Host Dmae Roberts talks with one of Portland’s beloved authors, Molly Gloss at her home. Molly Gloss was a finalist the Pen/Faulkner award for American fiction foThe Jump-Off Creek about a woman who homesteads in Oregon in 1895 and won the James Tiptree Jr.

Stage and Studio on 05/25/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 05/25/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Dmae Roberts presents her 1990 Peabody award-winning documentary "Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song"

As a special program for Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Dmae Roberts presents her 1990 Peabody award-winning documentary"Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song" This memoir docu-theatre piece is the personal story of cross-cultural and cross-generational conflict produced by Dmae Roberts.  "Mei Mei"chronicles Dmae and her mother, Chu-Yin, as they travel to Taiwan together. Interviews and dramatizations weave in and out to tell the story of a conflicted daughter and a mother who suffered abuse, starvation and the horrors of World War Two.

Stage and Studio on 05/18/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 05/18/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Two women making their own kind of performance

Dmae Roberts talks with two women producers who are doing their own kind of performance productions: Katie Tayler of Opera Theatre Oregon and Eleanor O'Brien of Dance Naked Productions. Both are artistic directors of independent companies producing their forms of non-traditional performance. They'll talk about the challenges and advantages of forming your own company to do work that might otherwise not be produced. Opera Theatre Oregon just opened "Hercules vs. Vampires" - a technicolor opera of a cult classic. Dance Naked Productions also opened "Inviting Desire" - an original work of erotic art based on a survey of hundreds of women. 

Stage and Studio on 05/11/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 05/11/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Henry Winkler & Putnam County Spelling Bee

 Host Dmae Roberts features an exclusive interview with Henry Winkler about his new young adult book "Hank Zipzer: A Brand New Life." Also featured are Director  Rose Riordan and Actor Gavin Gregory from "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"- the hit musical debuting soon at Portland Center Stage.

In this special membership drive edition, we'll be offering tickets to the musical production and two autographed and inscribed copies of Henry Winkler's book as thank you gifts for your memberships!

Stage and Studio on 05/04/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
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Tue, 05/04/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Join Host Dmae Roberts for special one-hour membership drive edition of Stage and Studio.

Join Host Dmae Roberts for special one-hour membership drive edition of Stage and Studio featuring McKinley's "Gracie and the Atom" at Artists Repertory Theatre at 11am and Aaron Meyer's new debut CD "Warming" at 11:30am.

Membership Drive thank you gifts include....

--tickets to the ""Gracie and the Atom"' musical

--copies of the "Gracie and the Atom"  CD 

--copies of Aaron Meyer's new debut CD "Warming"

--copies of damali ayo's "Obamistan! Land Without Racism: Your Guide to the New America"

 

Stage and Studio on 04/27/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 04/27/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Lime Tree Bower" at Coho Productions & damali ayo's new book "Obamaistan! Land Without Racism"

Host Dmae Roberts features Devon Allen director of "This Lime Tree Bower" by Irish playwright Conor McPherson at Coho Productions and author damali ayo's new book "Obamaistan! Land Without Racism: Your Guide to the New America"- a fun satire on state of race in this country. Plus giveaways!

The Lime Tree Bower Photo credit: Anni Becker

Stage and Studio on 04/20/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
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Tue, 04/20/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Mystery of Opal Whiteley of a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley,

Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley of a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley, a young woman from Cottage Grove, Oregon. In 1920 she published a childhood diary about her time in the woods and her love of nature. It became wildly popular and then was later condemned as a hoax. This diary created an international controversy that led to her eventual in mental health.

Dmae Roberts co-produced this with Playwright Dorothy Velasco in 1988 with music by John Doan.

Audio

Ivy Lin's new film about segregated Chinese cemetery

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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

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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

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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"

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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

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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
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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
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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

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Stage and Studio
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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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Dmae Roberts reads from "Lady Buddha and the Temple of Ma"

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Stage and Studio
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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

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Stage and Studio
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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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