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

Stage and Studio on 06/22/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/22/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Shakespeare In The Parks/Portland Actors Ensemble's "Pericles'

 Host Dmae Roberts talks with Shakespeare In The  Parks/Portland Actors Ensemble about their new production of "Pericles: Prince of Tyre" by William Shakespeare. The show just opened and will run through July 17th.

For the last 41 years, the Portland Actors Ensemble has brought Shakespeare to numerous parks in the Portland area. The group will also be performing “The Comedy of Errors” that opens July 31st  through September 6th. We'll find out why Shakespeare endures and how this group has been able to provide it for so long.

Stage and Studio on 06/15/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Hand2Mouth's Risk/Reward & Milagro's "Songs For A New World"

 Host Dmae Roberts presents two new summer productions: Hand2Mouth presents Risk/Reward Festival of New Works and Milagro Theatre opens"Songs for a New World" - a new musical co-production with Staged. We'll hear from Jerry Tischleder, the Risk/Reward festival and Chanda Hall, the artistic director of Staged.

What's it like to produce new work during the summer? We'll from two very different groups about the process and challenges.  Plus ticket giveaways! Photos: (left) Mike Pham, Risk/Reward, (right) Songs For A New World cast.

Stage and Studio on 06/08/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Sarah Slipper & James Canfield of NW Dance Project

Dmae Roberts talks with Sarah Slipper, founding artistic director  of Northwest Dance Project and Choreographer James Canfield, founding artistic director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre. Opening June 17th, Northwest Dance Project premieres four original dance works to celebrate their first anniversary in their beautiful studio and performance center in the heart of the Mississippi district over two weekends in June.  

Stage and Studio on 06/01/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/01/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Author Molly Gloss & Heroines of the American West

Host Dmae Roberts talks with one of Portland’s beloved authors, Molly Gloss at her home. Molly Gloss was a finalist the Pen/Faulkner award for American fiction foThe Jump-Off Creek about a woman who homesteads in Oregon in 1895 and won the James Tiptree Jr.

Stage and Studio on 05/25/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
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Tue, 05/25/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Dmae Roberts presents her 1990 Peabody award-winning documentary "Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song"

As a special program for Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Dmae Roberts presents her 1990 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.  "Mei Mei"chronicles Dmae and her mother, Chu-Yin, as they travel to Taiwan together. Interviews and dramatizations weave in and out to tell the story of a conflicted daughter and a mother who suffered abuse, starvation and the horrors of World War Two.

Stage and Studio on 05/18/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/18/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Two women making their own kind of performance

Dmae Roberts talks with two women producers who are doing their own kind of performance productions: Katie Tayler of Opera Theatre Oregon and Eleanor O'Brien of Dance Naked Productions. Both are artistic directors of independent companies producing their forms of non-traditional performance. They'll talk about the challenges and advantages of forming your own company to do work that might otherwise not be produced. Opera Theatre Oregon just opened "Hercules vs. Vampires" - a technicolor opera of a cult classic. Dance Naked Productions also opened "Inviting Desire" - an original work of erotic art based on a survey of hundreds of women. 

Stage and Studio on 05/11/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/11/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Henry Winkler & Putnam County Spelling Bee

 Host Dmae Roberts features an exclusive interview with Henry Winkler about his new young adult book "Hank Zipzer: A Brand New Life." Also featured are Director  Rose Riordan and Actor Gavin Gregory from "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"- the hit musical debuting soon at Portland Center Stage.

In this special membership drive edition, we'll be offering tickets to the musical production and two autographed and inscribed copies of Henry Winkler's book as thank you gifts for your memberships!

Stage and Studio on 05/04/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/04/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Join Host Dmae Roberts for special one-hour membership drive edition of Stage and Studio.

Join Host Dmae Roberts for special one-hour membership drive edition of Stage and Studio featuring McKinley's "Gracie and the Atom" at Artists Repertory Theatre at 11am and Aaron Meyer's new debut CD "Warming" at 11:30am.

Membership Drive thank you gifts include....

--tickets to the ""Gracie and the Atom"' musical

--copies of the "Gracie and the Atom"  CD 

--copies of Aaron Meyer's new debut CD "Warming"

--copies of damali ayo's "Obamistan! Land Without Racism: Your Guide to the New America"

 

Stage and Studio on 04/27/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/27/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Lime Tree Bower" at Coho Productions & damali ayo's new book "Obamaistan! Land Without Racism"

Host Dmae Roberts features Devon Allen director of "This Lime Tree Bower" by Irish playwright Conor McPherson at Coho Productions and author damali ayo's new book "Obamaistan! Land Without Racism: Your Guide to the New America"- a fun satire on state of race in this country. Plus giveaways!

The Lime Tree Bower Photo credit: Anni Becker

Stage and Studio on 04/20/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/20/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Mystery of Opal Whiteley of a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley,

Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley of a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley, a young woman from Cottage Grove, Oregon. In 1920 she published a childhood diary about her time in the woods and her love of nature. It became wildly popular and then was later condemned as a hoax. This diary created an international controversy that led to her eventual in mental health.

Dmae Roberts co-produced this with Playwright Dorothy Velasco in 1988 with music by John Doan.

Audio

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

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Stage and Studio
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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)
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Portland Theatre Brigade & Imago's "Simple People"

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

Guest Host Michelle Shroeder-Flectcher talks with Molly Test and Kahedja Burley of the Portland Theater Brigade. Also, Frank Reynolds presents a special profile of Imago Theatre's latest show, "Simple People".

 

           

 

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  • Length: 26:52 minutes (30.76 MB)
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