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

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.

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. 

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.

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  • 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

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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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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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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.

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  • Length: 6:37 minutes (3.79 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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