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

Olga Sanchez

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre talks about Learn To Be Latina

Dmae Roberts talks on location with actress, director Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre. They cover everything from her featured role in Learn To Be Latina running May 1 – 31, 2014 and Milagro's upcoming season as they close their current 30th anniversary season. Tune in for a slice of life interview with a talented theatre artist juggling many different hats right now to create work that appeals to a variety of cultures and ethnicities in Portland. 

Julia Alvarez: A Dominican in Haiti

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Julia Alvarez

Join guest host,Sarika Mehta for an in-depth talk with  Dominican American writer, Julia Alvarez, author of 19 books. The latest is her memoir, A Wedding in Haiti: The Story of a Friendship, now in paperback. This is the story of an adventure she and her husband took in an effort to attend the wedding of a young Haitian man, Piti, who works on their coffee farm in the Dominican Republic. With only a week's notice, and unprepared with documentation, Alvarez braved the contentious border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti at the time of the devastating Haitian earthquake. 

Anna Sheehan's "A Long, Long Sleep"

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Anna Sheehan's "A Long, Long Sleep"

Join Dmae Roberts for an in-depth look at Oregon author Anna Sheehan and her debut novel A Long, Long Sleep. As a mix of young adult and science fiction, this impressive work is a futuristic take on the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty picking up AFTER the heroine wakes up. Dmae happened upon this local novel after a friend introduced her to her harpist friend. When she found out that Sheehan taught herself the harp to play at Society for Creative Anachronism gatherings and wrote novels as her passion, she decided to try the book herself and was won over. Hear the story of how the novel comments on mental health issues in children.  
 

Action Adventure's 'Sidekicks'

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Action Adventure Theatre's serial play 'Sidekicks'

Dmae features Action Adventure Theatre's new serial play in four parts - Sidekicks - a scripted improv comedy about the sidekicks of superheroes. We'll hear from AAT's Pat Moran and writer Emily Gregory about their process to create this novel approach to episodic stage plays. We'll also hear about a staged reading of Philip Kan Gotanda's Yankee Dawg You Die in the Ellyn Bye studio of Portland Center Stage on April 4th at 7pm. 

Will Vinton's 'The Kiss'

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Will Vinton's 'The Kiss'
 

Well Arts

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Well Arts Institute's Unexpected Guest

 

A Small Fire

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
"A Small Fire" at Portland Center Stage & "Tartuffe" at Post 5 Theatre

Dmae Roberts features Portland Center Stage's A Small Fire by  Adam Bock. We'll talk with the two lead actors. Peggy J. Scott and Tom Bloom. in the play to talk about what happens to two people when a partner falls ill.

POWFest

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival

Dmae Roberts features the 7th annual Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) which runs  March 6 - 9, 2014 at the Hollywood Theatre. We'll hear from Christine Autrand Mitchell of POWFest and filmmakers Kimberly Warner and special guest Joanna Priestly.  We'll also hear a feature piece on defunkt Theatre's production of Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom

PIFF 37

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Portland International Film Festival turns 37
Dmae talked to Morgen Ruff, exhibition program assistant and Nick Bruno, pr/marketing assistant both from the Northwest Film Center.

FertileGround14

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Fertile Ground Festival 2014

Fertile Ground CityWide Festival of New Work is back. Now in it’s sixth year, Portland plays host to hundreds of playwrights, actors, dancers and designers and performing arts producers who bring dozens of new works during winter season. FG14, in association with the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, is located throughout the city during 11 days starting Thursday, Jan. 23rd to Sunday, Feb. 2nd. Dmae talks with festival director Nicole Lane and two of the groups features: Playwrite with executive director/founderBruce Livingston and Passin’ Art Theatre with director Jaye Austin Williams of American King Umps.
 
Fertile Ground Festival of New Work 2014

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IFCC budget cuts and Bodyvox Foot Opera Files

program: 
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
program date: 
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.

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.
 

"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.

Bill Foster and Portland International Film Festival

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Thu, 02/05/2009

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Foster, executive director of Northwest Film Center who gives us some best picks with film clips of the Portland International Film Festival. Featured films include Coraline, the animated stop-action film made in a studio in Hillsboro. Also featured are O-Hoerton, Mermaid, Hunger, Jeruselema, In a Dream and Dreamweavers.

 

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