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

Stage and Studio on 03/15/11

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Tue, 03/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Dmae Roberts talk with actor Peter Macon, and Macon Reed profiles filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

Stage and Studio on 03/08/11

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Tue, 03/08/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Dmae Roberts features an encore presentation of her documentary Secret Asian Woman

What to call yourself when you don't have a name? That's what Dmae Roberts grappled with most of her adult life. In a country that likes to think it celebrates cultural diversity, race and identity continue to be a complex topic. As Dmae charts four decades of history, we hear from her perspective what it's like to be a "Secret Asian Woman."

Stage and Studio on 03/01/11

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Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Future of Web Series

PREVIEW: On Tuesday March 1st at 11am on KBOO radio, Host Dmae Roberts explores the growing landscape of the web series via an actor, director and producer working on three different projects. actor Harold Philips and director Micki Selvitella, both theatre artists, will tell us what it's like to work on web series in Portland. Then Ryan Copple, co-creator of SyFy.com's Riese: Kingdom Fallingwill share his experiences working on one of the most successful web series that received 1.2 million streams in two months. 

Stage and Studio on 02/22/11

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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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"Kid Simple" & Writers Read 3

Dmae brings us Jordan Harrison's "Kid Simple: A Radio Play In The Flesh" directed by Tom Moorman at Coho Productions which runs through March 26th. We also hear the third installment of the Writers Read series which focuses on Northwest writers. This Writers Read features Poet A. Molotkov from Portland. Catch this Stage & Studio February 22nd at 11am on KBOO 90.7FM and online later in the day at StageandStudio.org!

Stage and Studio on 02/15/11

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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Thara Memory & S. Renee Mitchell "Sherman: A Jazz Opera"

Host Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Jazz great Thara Memory and Librettist S. Renee Mitchell about Sherman: A Jazz Opera opening at Ethos-IFCC during Black History Month. This is a prelude to a larger work to be developed next year. Sherman highlights Portland's jazz history during the 1940s-50s, a high point of jazz when a growth of African American families moved into the North Williams Ave.

Stage and Studio on 02/08/11

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Tue, 02/08/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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PIFF Returns & Writers Read 2

Travel the world in 16 days through the Portland International Film Festival. Now in it's 34th year, PIFF draws more than 35,000 people each year to several venues in Portland to watch more than 100 films from all over the globe. Host Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Foster, executive director of the Northwest Film Center who puts the festival together each year.

Stage and Studio on 02/01/11

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Tue, 02/01/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Special Membership Edition with "Bridge of the Gods"

Host Dmae Roberts presents a membership edition of Stage & Studio featuring Native American Storyteller Ed Edmo from Tears of Joy Theatre's "Bridge of the Gods." This play tells the tale of the legendary Klickatat version of the fight between two chieftain brothers that caused the great land bridge in the Columbia Gorge to fall. "Bridge of the Gods" is written by Ed Edmo featuring poetry by Elizabeth Woody and designed by Lillian Pitt. The show runs Friday Feb. 4th through 13th.

Dmae will be offering two family packs of tickets and a pair of tickets to the show.

Stage and Studio on 01/25/11

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Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Tonya Jone Miller's solo show, Writers Read segment & a salute to Chinese New Year

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts continues coverage of the Fertile Ground festival of new work with Tonya Jone Miller and her solo show "Threads: The True Story of an Indiana Farm Girl in Viet Nam." We also debut the new "Writers Read" segment with Katherine Emlen of Eugene, OR. And in the latter part of the show Dmae tells us what makes a traditional Chinese New Year.

As part of the Fertile Ground Festival, Tonya Jone Miller debuts her solo show about her mother's experiences who went to teach English in Saigon during the height of the Viet Nam war. Using her mothers interviews, she s"threads" together how human beings are connected to each other in small and large ways.

Stage and Studio on 01/18/11

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Tue, 01/18/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Stories from the Streets & Ernest Bloch feature

On Jan. 18th at 11am, Dmae Roberts presents "Stories From The Streets"-readings by Lunacy Stageworks & Streetroots newspaper as part of continued coverage on the Fertile Ground Festival. Producer Tali Singer also offers an artistic feature story on the the life, music and photographs of Oregon Composer Ernest Bloch  the Oregon Jewish Museum

Stage and Studio on 01/11/11

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Tue, 01/11/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Dmae Roberts talks with three women playwrights

Host and producer Dmae Roberts talks with three women artists whose work will be featured in the upcoming Fertile Ground Festival. From January 20-30, the Fertile Ground Festival will feature new works from local artists, including everything from dance to music to visual arts to fully staged productions.

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

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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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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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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

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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

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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"

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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