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

Bhi Bhiman: Rhythm & Reason

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Bhi Bhiman
Bhi Bhiman is a Sri Lankan American singer/songwriter.  His musical style has drawn a diverse range of comparisons from Rodriguez and Woody Guthrie to Nina Simone and Bill Withers.  An accomplished guitarist and clever lyricist, it is Bhiman’s unique voice that truly sets him apart. 

Since the release of his debut album in 2012, Bhiman has toured extensively with artists as diverse as the comparisons he evokes; from Chris Cornell to Rhiannon Giddens.

Olga Sanchez News

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre Shook the Portland community with her big news.
Dmae Roberts talks with Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre in Portland. After 12 years of strengthening the Spanish language shows, creating world premieres and raising Milagro's profile as a premiere Northwest theatre company, she's stepping down to pursue her doctorate degree in theater. We'll find out why she's made this new life choice.

Theatre Diaspora

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Theatre Diaspora, Portland's first AAPI Theatre
For Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Host Sarika Mehta introduces Theatre Diaspora, the first Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre company in Portland. Ensemble members Samson Syharath, Wynee Hu and Larry Toda will talk about the genesis and need for AAPI representation in a city that has more than 200 theatre companies.

Jane Vogel of AGE

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Jane Vogel, founder of AGE, Age and Gender Equity in the Arts.
Dmae Roberts talks about age and gender equity in Portland theatre with guest Jane Vogel. She's the founder and board president of AGE, Age and Gender Equity in the Arts a new organization addressing the need to represent more women playwrights, actors and directors on Portland stages. AGE will be presenting a celebration and introduction to its organization on May 4th, 6:30-8:30pm at Portland Center Stage. Besides providing dialogue and awareness for equity and agism issues, the group is starting a grant award to encourage increased representation in Portland theatre.

Author Sandy Tolan

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Sandy Tolan, author of CHILDREN OF THE STONE: The Power of Music in a Hard Land.
Dmae talks with award-winning radio producer and author Sandy Tolan about his new literary nonfiction book CHILDREN OF THE STONE: The Power of Music in a Hard Land. Tolan talks about the genesis that began with the feature story he produced for NPR and about the five-year process of writing this indepth personal story of  Ramzi Hussein Aberedwan who was a child of the first Intifada.

Beginnings & Remembrance

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Beginnings & Endings
Dmae features Shakespeare's Twelfth Night about to open at Post 5 Theatre in their new space.

Shaking The Tree

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Shaking The Tree Theatre's "Suddenly Last Summer"

Dmae Roberts takes a tour of the new

Shaking The Tree Theatre

space with artistic director Samantha Van de Merwe. We'll go on location to find about about her new production of

Suddenly Last Summer , a 90-minute one act by Tennessee Williams.

(Airs 11am Tues 4/7/15 on KBOO 90.7FM and podcast on StagenStudio.com))

Richard Blanco

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Sarika Mehta talks with Richard Blanco, author of the memoir, "The Prince of Los Cocuyos.
Guest host and producer Sarika Mehta chats with inaugural poet laureate, Richard Blanco, author of the memoir, "The Prince of Los Cocuyos."  They chat about his memories of a Cuban childhood in Miami. They talk about Richard's childhood - finding a place in navigating identities of Cuban, American, gay, and artistic in the 1950s. 

Conduit Eviction + Indian Classical Dance

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Conduit Eviction + Indian Classical Dance
After 20 years as a veteran contemporary dance group in Portland, Conduit Dance has been evicted from their home.

Well Arts & Shen Yun

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 03/17/2015 - 1:10pm
Short Description: 
Well Arts Institute's "Fierce Love" & the return of Shen Yun Performing Arts
Dmae Roberts features the healing spirit of performance with two very different groups.

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.

  • Title: SNS071409(edited)
  • Length: 27:41 minutes (28.92 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 146Kbps (VBR)

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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 146Kbps (VBR)

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.

  • Title: SNS61609LIndaAustin
  • Length: 13:35 minutes (12.45 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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.

  • Title: SNS61609-LISASEE
  • Length: 11:22 minutes (10.41 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 80Kbps (CBR)

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)

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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