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

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Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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

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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

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Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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

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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

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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

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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

Portland Theatre Brigade & Imago's "Simple People"

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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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Two Asian American Filmmakers

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 05/18/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with two Asian American filmmakers, Ivy Lin and Patti Duncan. Ivy made "Pig Roast and Tank of Fish" - a documentary about Portland's Chinatown. Patti made "Finding Face" - a film about a woman, a rising star in Cambodia, who survived an acid attack on her face and has undergone multiple surgeries. They both have thoughts about the challenges of independent filmmmaking as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

 

 

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Grey Gardens, OSF Ashland, 3rd Angle Music

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 05/11/2009

Host Dmae Roberts presents a special one-hour edition of Stage and Studio. In the first part of the show, Dmae talks with the two lead actresses and Director Chris Coleman of Portland Center Stage's Grey Gardens, the riches to rag story of the decline of two relatives of Jackie O. Then Dmae calls Bill Rausch, artistic director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival to talk about the new season in Ashland. Finally Dmae is joined by Jennifer Higdon to talk about her special concert at the Old Church with Third Angle Music Ensemble.  

Ticket giveaways for memberships to KBOO still available please donate online!

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Chekov's Three Sisters at Artists Repertory Theatre

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 05/04/2009

 

Stage and Studio with Dmae Roberts features a special membership edition with  Artists Repertory Theatre's Three Sistersby Anton Chekhov, which got a new adaption from Pulitzer Finalist Tracy Letts.  She talks with Director Jon Kretzu and two sisters, Amaya Villazan and Andrea Frankle. There are still a couple tickets left if you want to become a member now by clicking "support us" and then send and email to Dmae at stagenstudio@aol.com. There are available for a $120 membership before May 11, 2009.

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Olga Sanchez of Milagro Theatre and Jason Zimbler of Re-Theatre

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 04/27/2009

Host Dmae Roberts talks with Olga Sanchez of Milagro Theatre about the Luis Valdez "The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa" - a groundbreaking Chicano satire of the 60s.

Later Jason Zimbler, director of Re-Theatre Instrument tells us about revamping Shakespeare' "Much Ado About Nothing."

 

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NW Classical Theatre's "Richard II" & Theatre Vertigo's "Freakshow"

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 04/13/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Director JoAnn Johnson and Artistic Director Grant Turner of Northwest Classical Theatre. Company. They're presenting an all-female version on Shakespeare's "Richard II"...and in the second half of the show, Tom Moorman drops in to tell us about "Freakshow" at Theatre Vertigo by Carson Kreitzer.

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Passin' Arts' "A Sunbeam" and ART's "Distracted"

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 04/06/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Actors Shelley B. Johnson and Andrea White of Passin' Art Theatre about their production of "A Sunbeam by John Henry Redwood. And in the second half, Allan Nause, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre discusses "Distracted" by Lisa Loomer.

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Inteview with image theorist W. J. T. Mitchell

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 03/31/2009

University of Chicago professor W. J. T. Mitchell’s work touches on a wide range of topics, from renaissance painting to Spike Lee, from cloning to Abu Ghraib. A leading image theorist and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Critical Inquiry, Mitchell is also the author of several books, including Picture Theory, The Last Dinosaur Book, and, most recently, What do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images. In anticipation of Mitchell’s April 1st lecture in Portland at the Pacific Northwest College of Art entitled “The Future of the Image,” Frank Reynolds spoke with him by phone about stereotypes, the presidential campaign, and the legacy of the “war on terror.”

Fabulous Bear at TOJT AND Image Theorist W.J.T. Mitchell

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 03/30/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Tears of Joy theatre presents "Fabulous Bear” with Performers Kris Woolen, Jonathan Owicki and Hannah Long.  Check out the puppet show on the Facebook Page! 

And in the second half, Frank Reynolds talks with Image Theorist W.J.T. Mitchell who’s giving a talk at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.  

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Oregonians speak out about the arts

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 03/23/2009

Every year, Oregon artists, institutions, and organizations receive millions of dollars in funding from regional, state and federal government-sponsored agencies. For example, this past fiscal year the Regional Arts and Culture Council gave out over two million dollars in grants and support. Not a lot of money, but maybe enough to get some artists and organizations through what will certainly be a difficult year.

But what are these artists and organizations giving back to the community and why do we continue to fund the arts when there are so many other places that money could go? With these questions in mind, Frank Reynolds asked people around downtown Portland about state funding for the arts and how culture factors into their lives in tough economic times.

 

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