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

Chinglish

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
'Chinglish' at Portland Center Stage
Join Dmae for a special look David Henry Hwang's Chinglish at P

POV Dance

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
POV Dance Multimedia Performance
In a special 11:30am edition of Stage & Studio, Dmae Roberts talks with POV Dance about an unuusal dance and multimedia installation performance in the historic landmark building Leftbank.

POV Dance returns to the Portland dance scene this winter with 3x3, an originalarchitecturally-based work of contemporary dance, set in the three integrated buildings of The Leftbank Project.
 
Located at the bustling NE end of the Broadway Bridge, Leftbank is a historic landmark that has housed a succession of businesses, most notably the iconic 1940s Dude Ranch jazz club. In 2008, meticulously reimagined and restored after years of vacancy, Leftbank opened its doors to reclaim its spot as a hub of creativity and culture.
 

David Henry Hwang

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
David Henry Hwang, Tony Award-winning Playwright

Dmae Roberts features playwright David Henry Hwang, Tony award-winning author of M. Butterfly, Dance and the Railroad and Chinglish which soon opens on Jan. 11-Feb. 9 at Portland Center Stage.  For the last 30 years, Hwang's career has spawned opera projects with Phillip Glass and musical theatre adaptions like Disney’s Aida with Elton John and Tarzan with Phil Collins, but he generally gravitates to “the same patch of soil”—as he calls it—of Asian and Asian American themes.

Raising Cane

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Raising Cane: Hawaii's Labor & Resistance
Stage & Studio presents a special documentary from the "Crossing East" Asian Pacific American history series, winner of the 1996 Peabody award.

Opal Whiteley

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/24/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Mystery of Opal Whiteley documentary about Oregon woman who caused an historic controversy.
Dmae Roberts presents Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley, a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley, of a young woman from Cottage Grove, Oregon who became the center of an international controversy.

In 1920 she published a childhood diary about her time in the woods and her love of nature. The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Soul” was the #2 bestseller that year, following Sinclair Lewis’ “Mainstreet.” The diary became wildly popular and then was later condemned as a hoax.

A Circus Carol

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Wanderlust Circus & 3 Leg Torso create original musical adapation of Dickens' classic tale.
Sometimes you just want Scrooge to sing and all the characters to do acrobatics.

Rethinking Holiday Shows

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Artists Repertory Theatre's 'Xmas Unplugged' & Triangle Productions' 'American Fiesta'

Finding holiday fare to produce in a theatre season can be a difficult task. A theatre can only do so many Charles Dickens and Christmas movie adaptations before looking for more offbeat choices. Dmae focuses on two plays that are wildly different from each other: Artists Repertory Theatre's Xmas Unplugged directed by Louanne Moldovan and Rusty Tennant and Triangle Productions' American Fiesta directed by Donald Horn. Find out about these shows and win tickets during the live broadcast.Photos for Artists Rep by Owen Carey.

Christmas Revels +OSF

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Christmas Revels + OSF goes to Broadway
For 19 years, Portland Revels has brought a festive blend of folklore, music, dance and cultural traditions all year long to culminate in the spectacle production of Christmas Revels (Dec. 6-15). Join Dmae for a talk and live concert with executive director Debby Garman, Vagabond Opera's Eric Stern and director Bruce Hostetler. We'll hear tales and accordion music.

Filmmaker Penny Allen

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Filmmaker Penny Allen and her feature "Late for My Mother's Funeral"
Host S.W. Conser brings this profile of filmmaker Penny Allen.

PDXStoryTheatre + Liminal

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Portland Story Theater's Singlehandedly & Liminal Theatre's Our Town
PDXStoryTheatre_Liminal
The power of a great story. Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Story Theater about their New Works Solo series, Singlehandedly, with co-founder Lynne Duddy and guest artist Denis Gessing. Then we'll hear about the enduring legacy of Thorton Wilder's Our Town. John Berendzen tells us about Liminal's multimedia 2.0 version of the classic play.(Featured music by Aaron Meyer.

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

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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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