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

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. 

Mei Mei

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song by Dmae Roberts
Dmae Roberts presents her 1989 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.

More Shakespeare!

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Anon It Moves & String House Theatre Collaborate + Original Practice Shakespeare

Dmae Roberts talks with Anon It Moves and String House Theatre and Original Practice Shakespeare Festival. We'll hear from directors Elizabeth Watt, Emily Gregory and actor Erica Terpening-Romeo from two young companies collaborating on productions of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. And in the latter part of the show Brian Allard of OPSfest joins us to talk about an unusual  A Midsummer Night'

Jaw Playwrights Festival

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
A talk with the director of Jaw: A Playwright's Festival 2014 at Portland Center Stge
Dmae Roberts has a behind-the-scenes  on-location talk with Rose Riordan, associate artistic director of Portland Center Stage and director of JAW: A Playwright's Festival 2014. We'll hear how she started off this 16-year old festival with "a bag of bagels" to grow into a huge weekend of four plays and a multitude of events. Not only do we get the inside scoop on what makes this year's playwrights unique but we get insight into the collaborative process at JAW. Plus Riordan tells us how a desire for voyeurism and invisibility can lead to a life in the theatre! Sort of. 

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.

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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

program: 
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."  

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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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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JAW, A Playwrights Festival & Portland Actors Conservatory

program: 
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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