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

Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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.

Comedian Hari Kondabolu

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Comedian Hari Kondabolu Awaits the Year 2042
Comedian Hari Kondabolu is coming back to Portland September 26-27! The New York-based comic has been featured on Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, and was a writer for "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." Known for his political style of humor, he recently released his first album, "Waiting for 2042", the year when white people will be the statistical minority in the United States. 

He joins guest host Sarika Mehta for a live phone interview on Stage & Studio to talk about his adventures in comedy and his album "Waiting for 2042". 

Merci-Murder

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Sans Merci & Murder On The Ganges

In business, the word "diversify" means to become more diverse or enlarge a field of operation. Portland's performance scene still has a ways to go in representing diverse races and cultures that live here. Two companies--one in theatre and the other in dance--are run by leaders committed to diversifying the landscape in performance through their productions. We talk with Antonio Sonera of Badass Theatre Company who's directing Sans Merci and Anita Menon of the Anjali School of Dance who's creating Murder On The Ganges.

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.

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"Ursula" by Our Shoes Are Red w/ Devon Allen&Carolyn Holzman

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 09/01/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Devon Allen, Mathew Dibiasio & Carolyn Holzman present "Ursula"for the Our Shoes are Red/Performance Lab presented at the IFCC.

This is part of an international collaboration in which 50 theatre companies are performing the same work are celebrating the 21st birthday of Howard Barker's theatre company, the Wrestling School. 

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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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