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

Oregon Ballet Theater

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Oregon Ballet Theater
For this week's episode of Stage & Studio, we have a very special program for you: The Oregon Ballet Theatre! They will be performing George Balachine's The Nutcracker, which runs Dec. 13-27th at the Keller Auditorium. What is unique about OBT is the diversity of their company and how this enhances the performers. 

Mei Mei the Film

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Film adaptation of "Mei Mei" from Award-winning radio documentary.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of her Peabody award-winning documentary Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song, Dmae Roberts is adapting this radio memoir docu-play into a film.  This memoir documentary screens 8pm, Nov. 21st at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St. in Portland. Doors open at 7:30pm with music and artshow. More info at MeiMeiProject.com.

Messages From a Forgotten Troopship

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Found tape and stories of soldiers during the Vietnam War
Stage & Studio presents a Veteran's Day special documentary: "Messages From a Forgotten Troopship"

Hear sound-rich stories from and about a Vietnam War-era troopship, in the voices of people whose lives were affected by the journey to war. From With Good Reason Radio.

Arthur Dong & Forbidden City, USA

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Awardwinning filmmaker Arthur Dong and his new book, Forbidden City, USA.
Dmae talks with Arthur Dong, a Peabody-winning filmmaker who has written a book based on his research and  film: Forbidden City, USA. Dong's 1989 film aired on PBS' American Experience program.  Now 25 years later, he put together a comprehensive document of photos and stories from the original performers from 1936-1970. (Hear the interview 11am Tues 11/4/14 on KBOO 90.7FM)

Read Dmae's Asian Reporter article on Arthur Dong's book Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs 1936-1970. 

 

Shaking The Tree Theatre + Organic Listening Club

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Shaking The Tree Theatre's Samantha van de Merwe + David Ornette Cherry's Organic Listening Club

Host Dmae Roberts talks features two original shows in different disciplines. First up, artistic director Samantha Van Der Merwe of Shaking The Tree Theatre talks about creating an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "Masque of the Red Death" with the writer so Playwright's West.  Joining her is actor Matthew Kerrigan (featured in the photo) who will perform a monologue as Poe from the play. 

La Santa Cecilia

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
La Santa Cecilia
La Santa Cecilia is a band whose music draws from Cumba, Klezmer, rock and many other forces! They hail from Los Angeles, where community politics and immigration issues serve as an inspiration from their music, as seen in this awesome cover of Strawberry Fields Forever and his chilling production of Ice El Hielo. They won the 2014 Grammy for Best Latin Rock Album for their album "Treinta Días". Their latest album "Someday New", is on sale now.

O Romeo & New Now Wow

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
'O Romeo' at Miracle Theatre & 'New Now Wow' at NW Dance Project
What would October be without a Day of the Dead celebration? Dmae Roberts checks in Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Miracle Theatre who has put together a new Dia de los Muertos meets Shakespeare's famous dead characters. We'll find out which Shakespearean character Sanchez has brought back to life (sort of) in this inventive concept. It's all part of Portland's 400th year anniversary committment to produce all of Shakespeare's sworks within two years. And in the second part of the show, Sarah Slipper artistic director of NW Dance Project fill us in on "New Now Wow" - three piece created by  world-class master choreographers including Portland's Minh Tran. 

PCS + White Bird Dance

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
One-hour with Portland Center Stage + White Bird Dance new season!
Support the arts on KBOO by tuning into a special one-hour Stage & Studio with Dmae Roberts. First up, we feature the Tony-award-winning broadway musical and Oscar-winning "Dreamgirls" at Portland Center Stage.

Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre

Dmae Roberts checks in with Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre. After a season of plays that didn't differ too much from the Artists Rep's past seasons, Rodriguez opened the most diverse season in the company's history starting with Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel and Carlos Lacámara's Exiles.

From Tonga To Tonkin

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
From Tonga To Tonkin
Dmae Roberts presents a two-part Stage & Studio focusing on the songs and stories of Tongan sewing circle in Portland as well as a play celebrating the heroic stand of Senator Wayne Morse, one of two congressman to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

First, Dmae gives us a feature on Portland's Tongan community through the stories Kato Kakala Kavapalu and Kolini Fusitua for the Migrations project  focusing on little known immigrant and refugee arts in the Portland area. We'll hear about the Pacific Islander Sewing Circle, a group of women who get together to sew and sing in beautiful harmonies as they work. Learn how this one group is the hub for hundreds of Tongan families in the Northwest.  

Audio

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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Two Asian American Filmmakers

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
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

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
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

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
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

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
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"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
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"

program: 
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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program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
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

program: 
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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program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
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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