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

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)

 

Exquisite Corpse Dance Concert

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

  Dmae Roberts talks with Dancers Jim McGinn and Carla Mann and Composer Heather Perkins talk about their upcoming dance concert titled "Exquisite Corpse."  

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Josh Kornbluth - Ben Franklin: Unplugged

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/13/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Actor, Writer, Filmmaker, Monologuist Josh Kornbluth of "Haiku Tunnel" fame. He's in Portland performing his one-man show "Ben Franklin: Unplugged" at Portland Center Stage.  

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  • Length: 27:19 minutes (25.01 MB)
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The Beggar's Opera - Opera Theatre Oregon

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/13/2009

 Dmae Roberts talked with Stephen Marc Beaudoin and Michael Herman creators of "The Beggar's Opera" from Opera Theatre Oregon. They're joined by singer Beth Madson Bradford to give an in-studio concert just for KBOO during our membership drive. If you're still interested in those tix, call KBOO. 

 

 

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Brothers of the Baladi

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/06/2009

 Host Dmae Roberts talks  with the Portland music group The Brothers of the Baladi, a Grammy-nominated band specializing in Middle Eastern/World Music. This is a membership drive edition of Stage and Studio with CDs of their music as thank-you gifts for your support! We have CDs still to offer so become a member or renew your membership!   

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White Bird Dance and Wordstock Festival

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 09/29/2009

  Dmae Roberts talks with Paul King and Walter Jaffe ofWhitebird Danceabout their new season of dance concerts beginning with Mikhail Baryshnokov. And in the second half of the show, we get a previewwith Executive Director Greg Netzer of the Wordstock Festival featuring 170 writers from across the country and the Northwest. 

 

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  • Length: 27:29 minutes (25.17 MB)
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Wordstock 2009

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 09/29/2009

 Dmae Roberts talks with Executive Director Greg Netzer of the Wordstock Festival featuring 170 writers from across the country and the Northwest including Sherman Alexie, James Elroy and Jacquelyn Mitchard happening Oct 10th & 11th at the Oregon Convention Center.

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  • Length: 9:02 minutes (8.28 MB)
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Rick Lewis, music director of "Ragtime" at PCS

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 09/22/2009

 Dmae Roberts talks with Rick Lewis, musical director of "Ragtime" at Portland Center Stage. Hear some of music and the thoughts behind working with actors and singers to bring out complex melodies and orchestrations. And in the second part, JR Wickham of Theatre Vertigo tells us about "The Ruby Sunrise."

 

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  • Length: 24:47 minutes (22.7 MB)
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Portland Taiko's 15th Anniversary& A-WOL Dance

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 09/15/2009

 Dmae Roberts talks to Portland Taiko about their 15th anniversary upcoming concerts on September 19th and 20th with co-artistic Teresa Enrico, producing director Michelle Fujii and Ann Ishimaru, a past co-artistic directors. And in the latter part of the show, we talk with Jen Harbaugh of A-WOL Dance Collective.

 

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  • Length: 26:29 minutes (24.26 MB)
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Steffen Silvis, theatre critic returns to Portland

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 09/08/2009

  Dmae Roberts talks with Steffen Silvis, former theatre critic for Willamette Week. He recently returned from Prague where he's lived for four years. He describes his adventures reviewing Czech plays and remembers his time as critic in Portland.

Steffen Silvis.  Photo Credit: Julie Akers

 

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