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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West African musician Parfait Bassale & Migrations Arts Fair on Jan. 31st at 2:30-4pm at IRCO!
 

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Episode Archive

Parfait Bassale & Migrations Arts Fair

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
West African musician Parfait Bassale & Migrations Arts Fair on Jan. 31st at 2:30-4pm at IRCO!

Dmae profiles guitarist and singer Parfait Bassale who is about to debut his new EP of original songs. Originally from West Africa, Bassale weaves joyous guitar melodies with his intricate vocals. He often sings about his experiences and introspections of immigrant dreams and daily life.  Bassale performs live and debuts some of his new songs on the EP. He also tells about the Columbe Project, his peace education program for youth. 

Sojourn Theatre's collaboration with Portland Playhouse - "How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes."

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Sojourn Theatre's collaboration with Portland Playhouse - "How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes."
Dmae catches up with Michael Rohd, founder and artistic director of Sojourn Theatre. It's been since 2010 when Sojourn produced an original interactive theatre piece in Portland.

Profile Theatre's Sara Ruhl season

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Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Profile Theatre's Sara Ruhl season
To hear the audio from this show and to read a transcript of the Margaret Cho interview, visit StagenStudio.com. 

Fertile Ground Festival 2015

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Fertile Ground Festival of New Works 2015
For the first show of 2015, Dmae Roberts spotlights the Fertile Ground, perhaps the largest citywide Festival of New Works in Portland. We'll get an overview from festival director Nicole Lane.

Vidyut Latay: Beyond Silence

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Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Beyond Silence

Beyond Silence is a documentary film which chronicles the lives of Deaf people in Mumbai, India. It celebrates their lives, language and culture. The director, Vidyut Latay, aimed to depict this community as a linguistic minority, rather than a disability. Her film has been screened around the world and won the People's Choice award in Mumbai, India. Check out the film's trailer here!

Faux Museum Closes + Best highlights from SNS!

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Faux Museum is closing its doors soon & Best Highlights of 2014
Dmae talks with Tom Richards the curator of the Faux Museum, a conceptual art museum that boasts the world's last living Woolly Ant. The Faux Museum won't be renewing it's lease and will be closing its doors on Jan. 11, 2015 after two years of often offbeat and humorous exhibits created to spark critical thinking.  Since 2012 exhibits have included the "Tour de Faux!" bike event, "10,000 Years of Faux History," "The Liars Hall of Shame" and the "Monument of the 7th Dimension: Portal." We'll find out more about why Richards has been working on this dadaist art museum as performance art piece since 1991.

3 Authors On Indy Publishing

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Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
3 authors talk about the challenges and successes of independent and small press publishing.
Dmae Roberts talks with  three Portland authors about independent and small press publishing. Martha Hull, Sandra de Helen and Patti Duncan represent three different genres of books: Death's Daughter, an artistic picture book, a murder mystery and a collection of essays. They all have new recently published books.

Aasif Mandvi: No Land's Man

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Aasif Mandvi

Actor and writer, Aasif Mandvi, has a strong background in theatre and film, but gained recent fame as "Senior Muslim Correspondent" on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and for his role in the movie, Million Dollar Arm. He is also wrote and performed the award-winning one-man show, Sakina's Restaurant, which was turned into the film, Today's Special.

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.

Audio

"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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program: 
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

program: 
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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