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

Faux Museum Closes + Best highlights from SNS!

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Faux Museum is closing its doors soon & Best Highlights of 2014
Dmae talks with Tom Richards the curator of the Faux Museum, a conceptual art museum that boasts the world's last living Woolly Ant. The Faux Museum won't be renewing it's lease and will be closing its doors on Jan. 11, 2015 after two years of often offbeat and humorous exhibits created to spark critical thinking.  Since 2012 exhibits have included the "Tour de Faux!" bike event, "10,000 Years of Faux History," "The Liars Hall of Shame" and the "Monument of the 7th Dimension: Portal." We'll find out more about why Richards has been working on this dadaist art museum as performance art piece since 1991.

3 Authors On Indy Publishing

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
3 authors talk about the challenges and successes of independent and small press publishing.
Dmae Roberts talks with  three Portland authors about independent and small press publishing. Martha Hull, Sandra de Helen and Patti Duncan represent three different genres of books: Death's Daughter, an artistic picture book, a murder mystery and a collection of essays. They all have new recently published books.

Aasif Mandvi: No Land's Man

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Aasif Mandvi

Actor and writer, Aasif Mandvi, has a strong background in theatre and film, but gained recent fame as "Senior Muslim Correspondent" on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and for his role in the movie, Million Dollar Arm. He is also wrote and performed the award-winning one-man show, Sakina's Restaurant, which was turned into the film, Today's Special.

Oregon Ballet Theater

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Oregon Ballet Theater
For this week's episode of Stage & Studio, we have a very special program for you: The Oregon Ballet Theatre! They will be performing George Balachine's The Nutcracker, which runs Dec. 13-27th at the Keller Auditorium. What is unique about OBT is the diversity of their company and how this enhances the performers. 

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. 

Audio

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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  • Length: 27:41 minutes (28.92 MB)
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Phoebe graduates from Portland Actors Conservatory

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

 Tali Singer produced this audio feature of Phoebe Southwood as she prepares for her final graduation showcase for Portland Actors Conservatory. Southwood has spent the last two years studying the art of acting. This piece aired on Stage and Studio with introduction by Host Dmae Roberts.

  • Title: Phoebe with intro
  • Length: 7:09 minutes (7.49 MB)
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Naseem Rakha & debut novel "The Crying Tree"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 07/06/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Oregon Author Naseem Rakha about her debut novel "The Crying Tree" -- the story of a family whose son is murdered. The novel brings to light issues of justice and forgiveness as a mother begins a correspondence with the convicted murderer of her son. Naseem describes her experiences covering an execution and how that experience led her to work on this novel.

 

Actor Anthony Heald (Boston Public) plays Shakespeare

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/29/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Anthony Heald, star of Boston Public and Boston Legal and such films as "The Silence of the Lambs" is now a resident actor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He says that OSF in Ashland is the best experience he's ever had on the stage and wouldn't trade it for anything else. Heald is currently starring in the World Premiere of "Equivocation" and gets to play Shakespeare.

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  • Length: 25:41 minutes (23.51 MB)
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Shakespeare's King Lear and Casting Director Lana Veenker

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/22/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Jeremy Lillie, Curt Hanson and Michael Streeter of the Portland Actors Ensemble's Shakespeare in the Parks series. This summer they'll be performing "King Lear" and "Henry the Fourth, part one" in parks throughout Portland.  

And then in the second half, an interview with Casting Director Lana Veenker about the economic impact national shows like "Leverage" and films have on Portland's acting and technical arts community. 

 

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  • Length: 27:40 minutes (25.33 MB)
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Linda Austin, Anne Furfey and Terry Mathern in Portland Project Dance

Categories:
program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/15/2009

On Stage and Studio, Host Dmae Roberts talks with dancers Linda Austin, Anne Furfey and Terry Mathern about their upcoming weekend show The Portland Project at Performance Works Northwest.  Learn more about Portland's dance scene and about how important small venues are for experimentations and evolving the dance artform.

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  • Length: 13:35 minutes (12.45 MB)
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Novelist Lisa See of "Shanghai Girls"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/15/2009

 Host Dmae Roberts talks with Novelist Lisa See about her new novel "Shanghai Girls" - an historical novel set in Shanghai, China in 1937 just before the Japanese invasion.

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  • Length: 11:22 minutes (10.41 MB)
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NW Children's Theatre youth

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2009

 Stage and Studio production Intern Tali Singer produced this collage about four youth ages 13-15 from the NW Children's Theatre School talking about what it means for them to be in character.  Host Dmae Roberts introduces the piece.

  • Title: Tali'spieceinto
  • Length: 6:37 minutes (3.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 80Kbps (CBR)

Tim Stapleton"Leaning on Everlasting Arms"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with award-winning visual artist and scenic designer, Tim Stapleton, about his new show, "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms."  He is joined by director Eugenia Woods and we hear about his experiences returning to Appalachia after 30 years and how he came to create this play as well as the photographic exhibit. 

And in the last part of the show, my production intern Tali Singer, offers us a collage of four young actors at the NW Children's Theatre school as they talk about getting into character.

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  • Length: 26:54 minutes (15.4 MB)
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Imago Theatre's Simple People

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009

Portland’s Imago Theatre has a history of staging unusual and original work: stories of serial killer children, operas without words and spectacles of animals and clowns. Their new production, Simple People, opened last week and KBOO’s Frank Reynolds dropped in to see what audiences can expect from their latest.

 

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