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

A Tale of Two Shakespeare Plays

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Tempest & Love's Labor's Lost
Dmae Roberts features two backstage interviews at her home studio about two Shakespeare plays about to open in Portland.

First she talks with founding artistic director Michael Mendelson of the Portland Shakespeare Project. They’re producing The Tempest at  Artists Rep's Alder stage. The production stars veteran actress Linda Alper as “Prospera” a magical role usually performed by a male actor. PSP is also presenting a staged reading of The Admirable Crichton by J.M. Barrie (of Peter Pan fame) directed by Jon Kretzu. 

Conduit Turns 20!

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Conduit Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season
Dmae Roberts welcomes artistic director Tere Mathern of Conduit Dance in downtown Portland. She was part of the collective of contemporary dancers who wanted to create a space for dancers to create new work to perform. She's been taking ont the day to day operations of Conduit. She'll tell us about the Dance+ summer festival of curated multi-discipline dance with veteran and emerging performers.

45 years of Portland Actor's Ensemble

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Portland Actor's Ensemble presents Shakespeare's "Antony & Cleopatra" + "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Portland abounds with summer Shakespeare but Portland Actors Ensemble has been producing Shakespeare in the Parks for the last 45 years. PAE kick things off a culturally innovative outdoor productions Antony and Cleopatra scheduled and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Portland's theatre community has committed to producing every Shakespeare play, sonnet and narrative poem  within a two-year period that started with 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and culiminates in the 400th anniversary of his death.

PHAME Turns 30

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
PHAME's 30th Anniversary Bash + Three Sisters Nixtamal

Dmae Roberts talks with PHAME executive director Stephen Marc Beaudoin and artistic director Jessica Dart about the  30th anniversary of the organization. Both are gifted artists who have worked to built PHAME into one of the premiere nonprofit community arts groups in Portland. We'll hear how PHAME has created arts training and activities for adults with developmental and physical disabilities and their families for the last 30 years. 

PHAME EVENTS include: 

PHAME @ 30 Birthday Bash
Thursday, June 26th at 7:00pm at the Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Ave. Portland, OR

Author Lisa See

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Author Lisa See and "China Dolls"

Dmae Roberts talks with acclaimed author Lisa See whose new book, China Dolls, features the era of the Asian American nightclubs during the 1930s to 50s. Her previous books, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy focused mainly on characters living in China and some who have emigrated. In China Dolls she focuses on three friends American born Asian Americans girls who come from different backgrounds and ethnicities.  As always, See's books covers a long period of time while revealing historic moments in time with vivid and complex memorable characters. 
     

BreakingTheSilence

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Breaking The Silence - a staged reading of a play about three generations of Japanese Americans

Dmae talks with playwright Nikki Nojima Louis who has been featuring her Japanese-American oral history play Breaking The Silence to different communities around the country.

Shake It

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Shake It- a one-hour documentary on the cultural love of taking Polaroid pictures

Stage & Studio presents a documentary special about our cultural love of Polaroid pictures, the pre-digital era Instagram!

Jim Pepper Project

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Triangle Productions presents Jim Pepper Project with Don Horn and Ed Edmo

Tune in for special membership edition featuring music of Native American jazz legend Jim Pepper in new original show at Triangle Productions. Dmae Roberts talks with playwright/director Don Horn about the legacy of Jim Pepper.  Horn is staging a music and storytelling tribute to this famed musician and features Chochise Anderson as Pepper, Edmo as his grandfather and performers Karen Kitchen and Salim Sanchez.

Olga Sanchez

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre talks about Learn To Be Latina

Dmae Roberts talks on location with actress, director Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre. They cover everything from her featured role in Learn To Be Latina running May 1 – 31, 2014 and Milagro's upcoming season as they close their current 30th anniversary season. Tune in for a slice of life interview with a talented theatre artist juggling many different hats right now to create work that appeals to a variety of cultures and ethnicities in Portland. 

Julia Alvarez: A Dominican in Haiti

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Julia Alvarez

Join guest host,Sarika Mehta for an in-depth talk with  Dominican American writer, Julia Alvarez, author of 19 books. The latest is her memoir, A Wedding in Haiti: The Story of a Friendship, now in paperback. This is the story of an adventure she and her husband took in an effort to attend the wedding of a young Haitian man, Piti, who works on their coffee farm in the Dominican Republic. With only a week's notice, and unprepared with documentation, Alvarez braved the contentious border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti at the time of the devastating Haitian earthquake. 

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Author Debra Gwartney & Poet Elise Paschen

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 08/24/2009

  Dmae Roberts presents part two of the two-part Fishtrap special featuring the Fishtrap writers gathering at Wallowa Camp and Retreat Center in Joseph, Oregon. Part Two features Debra Gwartney, author of "Live Through This" and Poet Elise Paschen ("Bestiary") who were instructors and teachers at Fishtrap in July '09.  Listen to part one of the two-part Fishtrap special. Find out how it began.

Fishtrap, a writers gathering

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 08/17/2009

Dmae Roberts presents a two-part special on the Fishtrap writing program in Joseph, Oregon in the heart of the Wallowas. She went to the summer gathering in July and talked with writers about the art of writing. Part One features Writer Kim Stafford and Rich Wanschneider who co-founded Fishtrap. She also talked with Rick Bombasci the Executive Director.  

Tali Singer profiles Portland Music Therapist Marion Van Namen.

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 08/10/2009

Producer Tali Singer profiles Portland Music Therapist Marion Van Namen.   As part our continuing series of features on Stage and Studio with Dmae Roberts… Tali Singer brings us a side of the arts used for therapy.  According to the American Music Therapy Association, music can help children and adults with disabilities or illnesses.  Marion Van Namen, a music therapist in Portland says when a person makes music, it gives her a picture of who they are as a human and that helps her open them up to possibilities to improve their lives. Tali Singer brings us this profile of a music therapist at work…

 

 

 

 

Spin Films' "Finding Face" and a profile of a music therapist

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 08/10/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Spin Films' Patti Duncan and Skye Fitzgerald produces acclaimed international documentaries. Their latest films are "Finding Face"about acid attacks on Cambodian woman and a film on the war in the Congo called "Peace Commandos." See "Finding Face" at the NW Film Center's NW Tracking series.

And in the second part of the show, Producer Tali Singer profiles Portland Music Therapist Marion Van Namen.

from "Finding Face"

from "Peace Commandos"

Sammi Schroeder, Logan Schroeder & Music Therapist Marion van Namen

 

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NW Dance Project and Coho's Endless Summer

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 08/03/2009

Show time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Dmae Roberts talks with Artistic Director Sarah Slipper and Dancer Lex Dones of Northwest Dance Project about all their summer shows featuring new contemporary World Premiere dance. And in the secon half, Valory J. Lawrence tells us about Endless Summer, a series of performances at Coho Productions.

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Pride & Prejudice and Bill Rausch, OSF

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 07/27/2009

 Dmae Roberts talks with Artistic Director and Playwright Connor Kerns and Actress Debbie Hunter of Quintessence Language and Imagination Theatre about their new adaptionof "Pride and Prejudice" and in the second half of the show a visit with Bill Rausch, artistic director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Bill Rausch, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 07/27/2009

 Host Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Rausch, artistic director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival talks about "Equivocation"--the world premiere of Bill Cain's play and about how the whole season is about "truth-telling."  

Dog Sees God at Coho Productions and Playwright Naomi Iizuka at JAW

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 07/20/2009

Dmae Roberts features"Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" - a parody of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang currently playing at Coho Productions. Dmae talks with Brian Allard, Joel Durham and Nathan Daniels. And later in the show, acclaimed playwright Naomi Iizuka talks about her new play being workshopped at JAW, a Playwright's Festival. 

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Playwright Naomi Iizuka's new play at JAW festival

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 07/20/2009

 Host Dmae Roberts talks with acclaimed Playwright Naomi Iizuka talks about her new play, "Concerning Strange Devices From the West," being workshopped at JAW, a Playwright's Festival. 

 


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JAW, A Playwrights Festival & Portland Actors Conservatory

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 07/13/2009

Dmae Roberts features JAW, A Playwrights Festival with Portland Center Stage's Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan and Playwright Andrea Stolowitz. They talked about this two-week festival of new plays now in its 11th year! Also Producer Tali Singer has a brand new feature piece on a student at Portland Actors Conservatory, Phoebe Southwood, under the direction of Artistic Director Beth Harper. The piece chronicles her preparation for her graduation showcase.

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