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

Bhi Bhiman: Rhythm & Reason

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Bhi Bhiman
Bhi Bhiman is a Sri Lankan American singer/songwriter.  His musical style has drawn a diverse range of comparisons from Rodriguez and Woody Guthrie to Nina Simone and Bill Withers.  An accomplished guitarist and clever lyricist, it is Bhiman’s unique voice that truly sets him apart. 

Since the release of his debut album in 2012, Bhiman has toured extensively with artists as diverse as the comparisons he evokes; from Chris Cornell to Rhiannon Giddens.

Olga Sanchez News

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre Shook the Portland community with her big news.
Dmae Roberts talks with Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre in Portland. After 12 years of strengthening the Spanish language shows, creating world premieres and raising Milagro's profile as a premiere Northwest theatre company, she's stepping down to pursue her doctorate degree in theater. We'll find out why she's made this new life choice.

Theatre Diaspora

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Theatre Diaspora, Portland's first AAPI Theatre
For Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Host Sarika Mehta introduces Theatre Diaspora, the first Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre company in Portland. Ensemble members Samson Syharath, Wynee Hu and Larry Toda will talk about the genesis and need for AAPI representation in a city that has more than 200 theatre companies.

Jane Vogel of AGE

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Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Jane Vogel, founder of AGE, Age and Gender Equity in the Arts.
Dmae Roberts talks about age and gender equity in Portland theatre with guest Jane Vogel. She's the founder and board president of AGE, Age and Gender Equity in the Arts a new organization addressing the need to represent more women playwrights, actors and directors on Portland stages. AGE will be presenting a celebration and introduction to its organization on May 4th, 6:30-8:30pm at Portland Center Stage. Besides providing dialogue and awareness for equity and agism issues, the group is starting a grant award to encourage increased representation in Portland theatre.

Author Sandy Tolan

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Sandy Tolan, author of CHILDREN OF THE STONE: The Power of Music in a Hard Land.
Dmae talks with award-winning radio producer and author Sandy Tolan about his new literary nonfiction book CHILDREN OF THE STONE: The Power of Music in a Hard Land. Tolan talks about the genesis that began with the feature story he produced for NPR and about the five-year process of writing this indepth personal story of  Ramzi Hussein Aberedwan who was a child of the first Intifada.

Beginnings & Remembrance

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Beginnings & Endings
Dmae features Shakespeare's Twelfth Night about to open at Post 5 Theatre in their new space.

Shaking The Tree

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Shaking The Tree Theatre's "Suddenly Last Summer"

Dmae Roberts takes a tour of the new

Shaking The Tree Theatre

space with artistic director Samantha Van de Merwe. We'll go on location to find about about her new production of

Suddenly Last Summer , a 90-minute one act by Tennessee Williams.

(Airs 11am Tues 4/7/15 on KBOO 90.7FM and podcast on StagenStudio.com))

Richard Blanco

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Sarika Mehta talks with Richard Blanco, author of the memoir, "The Prince of Los Cocuyos.
Guest host and producer Sarika Mehta chats with inaugural poet laureate, Richard Blanco, author of the memoir, "The Prince of Los Cocuyos."  They chat about his memories of a Cuban childhood in Miami. They talk about Richard's childhood - finding a place in navigating identities of Cuban, American, gay, and artistic in the 1950s. 

Conduit Eviction + Indian Classical Dance

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Conduit Eviction + Indian Classical Dance
After 20 years as a veteran contemporary dance group in Portland, Conduit Dance has been evicted from their home.

Well Arts & Shen Yun

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 03/17/2015 - 1:10pm
Short Description: 
Well Arts Institute's "Fierce Love" & the return of Shen Yun Performing Arts
Dmae Roberts features the healing spirit of performance with two very different groups.

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"Goodnight Moon" at NWCT and People Speak Out about Arts

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Sarah Jane Hardy, director for  Northwest Children's Theatre's production of "Goodnight, Moon" a new musical based on the classic children's bedtime poem.  Also featured are actors Lea Zawada and Aiden Jung who sing a duet from the musical.

And in the second half of the show, we talk with people on the street about the value of art and arts funding with a special feature by Frank Reynolds.  To find out more about arts funding crisis in the Portland tri-counties visit RACC.org and TheArtsCan.org

 

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IFCC budget cuts and Bodyvox Foot Opera Files

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Adrienne Flagg, creative director, and Kimberly Howard, managing director, of the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center about the proposed withdrawal of funding by Portland Parks and Rec after 26 years.  Find out how a potential loss of 30 percent might affect the future of the IFCC.  

And in the second part of the show, Jamey Hampton of Bodvox talks about the fun and mysterious Foot Opera Files.

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SNS Women's History Month Special

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 03/10/2009

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts presents a special Women's History Month edition of Stage and Studio.  A few weeks ago Dmae posted a notice on the Stage and Studio Facebook page asking women who wanted to read their own work or that of a famous woman. Five women responded on Facebook right away and Dmae put them on the air!    Kathleen Lewis (middle), Cynthia McGean, Brenda Phillip  (right), Adrienne Fritz (left) and Sandra de Helen.

 

 

 

Oregon Children's Theatre

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 03/02/2009

Frank Reynolds speaks with the Oregon Children's Theatre's managing director Ross McKeen and artistic director Stan Foote about their new play, "Honus & Me," and how the company is coping with the economic downturn.

NW Classical Theatre, Oregon Children's Theatre and Blue Monkey Theatre

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 03/02/2009

 Stage and Studio with Dmae Roberts takes a look at three different theatre companies in Portland.  First up, Dmae talks with Grant Turner of Northwest Classical Theatre Company.  Then Frank Reynolds has a feature report on the economic health of Oregon Children's Theatre currently running "Honus and Me" and in the final segment, Dmae finds out about "Bare--the Pop Opera" with director John Monteverde.

  

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Chris Coleman unveils Portland Center Stage season and talks "Earnest"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 02/24/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Chris Coleman, artistic director of Portland Center Stage for the last nine years.  

Coleman tells us what he’s most proud of, where PCS is headed and unveils the new season.  He also talks about Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” and describes the bite and humor of the play about social mores. 

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Whitebird Dance and Arts Econ Stimulus package

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 02/17/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with the founders of Whitebird Dance, Walter Jaffe and Paul King join us to fill us in on the rest of the season including the Trey Mcintire Project.

Walter Jaffe and Paul King Whitebird DanceAnd in the second half of the show we have another feature story from Frank Reynolds about the economic health of Oregon arts…. Frank talked with two leading arts funders, Eloise Damrasch of the Regional Arts and Culture Council and Christine D’arcy of the Oregon Arts Commission, to find out how arts organizations will fit into the new economic stimulus bill.

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Oregon arts and the economic stimulus

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 02/16/2009

President Obama will sign the final version of the $787 billion economic stimulus bill into law today, a major milestone in his early presidency. The bill includes $50 million in direct funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. Yet the fate of this funding was far from secure during the final days of deliberation in the House and Senate last week.  KBOO’s Frank Reynolds spoke with Eloise Damrosch, executive director of the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and Chris D’Arcy, director of the Oregon Arts Commission, about the arts funding in the bill and what it means for arts organizations going forward.

"Perfection" and "Facets of Africa" at IFCC +Cascade Fest of African Film

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 02/09/2009
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Drammy-award-winning Actor/Director Brenda Phillips about "Perfection" by Helen Hill.  Joined by her actors Josh Bellville and Andrea White, we learn about the little known history of forced sterilizations in Oregon.  Also Adrienne Flagg tells about the "Facets of Africa" family shows at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC).  Also a feature story by Frank Reynolds about the Cascade Festival of African Film.

Cascade Festival of African Film

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 02/09/2009

Now until March 7, theaters around Portland are screening dozens of feature and documentary films by directors from throughout Africa as part of the 19th annual Cascade Festival of African Film. The longest-running of its kind, the Portland Community College-sponsored festival coincides with both Black History Month and Women’s History Month.

In the festival’s centerpiece film, Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation, director Charles Burnett portrays Namibia’s difficult battle against apartheid-era South Africa, a decades-long fight that finally resulted in Namibia’s independence in 1990. The film is one of 22 screening at this year’s festival, and though the story is likely to be an unfamiliar one to most Americans, festival organizer Wiley Barnett says this is precisely the point.

“It’s more than just entertainment,” says Barnett. “Our idea was not only to enjoy a film that was well made and well done, but also to make it an educational experience.” To that end, the festival features a talk-back with Burnett following the February 20 screening of Namibia at Hollywood Theatre. According to Barnett, the films conclude with “a little dialogue time where we can get people’s reactions and impressions, people can raise questions about what they didn’t quite understand – some cultural phenomenon from Guinea or Burkina Faso – so they can begin to understand a little more.”

Barnett says the variety of films represented at the festival reflects the great cultural and political diversity of Africa itself, a diversity often overlooked in American representations of the continent. According to Barnett, the human feel of film as a medium is uniquely suited to opening minds to a continent too frequently reduced to one homogenous block in American media. Barnett says the films provide much-needed insights into distinctively African topics, not from “the point of view of what an American would think about it, but what an African person from Liberia or Nigeria would think about it and make a movie about it.”

According to festival co-director Mary Holmström, the festival’s many documentaries are on “such a variety of subjects, from Taarab music in Zanzibar to a very interesting documentary about Cuba’s involvement in the African liberation movement.” Iron Ladies of Liberia, about Africa’s first elected female head of state, and FESPACO, about the largest pan-African film festival in the world, are two more documentaries that provide new perspectives into the culture and politics of the continent.

The festival’s greatest strength, however, remains the sense of community it fosters. According to Holmström, “people can feel a part of it and feel as if they’re contributing to it in a variety of ways, and because it brings also a great diversity of people to the festival, it’s a real opportunity to connect with each other.”

All 22 films of this volunteer-run festival are free and open to the public. Films are playing on the Pacific Community College Cascade campus, at McMenamin’s Kennedy School and at Hollywood Theatre.

For more information, visit africanfilmfestival.org.
 

 

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