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 07/16/13

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Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Filmmakers Cynthia Lopez & Juvie Hall

Filmmakers Cynthia Lopez and Juvie Hall want to talk to women roller derby players around the world. Join Dmae for a look at the their new work-in-progress film Flat Track Around The World that filmed in Mexico. We'll hear clips from the film and find out how they're getting ready for their next round of filming as they head for Egypt and Israel. 

Stage and Studio on 07/09/13

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Tue, 07/09/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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A special hour-long show on summer Shakespeare.

Join Dmae Roberts at 11am  for a special hour-long show on summer Shakespeare. We'll hear about Portland Shakspeare Project's (SP)Taming of the Shrew and their companion play deconstructing Petruchio. And then we'll travel to Ashland for a talk with actress Nell Geisslinger who's performing a sizzling rocker Katarina in Oregon Shakespeare Festival's (OSF) Taming of the Shrew.

Stage and Studio on 07/02/13

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Tue, 07/02/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Vidyut Latay film-maker

Join Producer and Guest Host Sarika Mehta for a special on filmmaker Vidyut Latay, the director of the award-winning documentary, "Beyond Silence.". 

Stage and Studio on 06/25/13

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Composer Darrell Grant talks about his new composition + a story on Oregon's most diverse town.

Dmae Roberts explores history with Portland composer/pianist Darrell Grant with his new composition. Inspired by Pacific Northwest history and geography, Grant's 'The Territory' focuses on important times including the Nez Perce surrender, Minidoka Internment Camp, Chinese miners massacre and the Golden West Hotel, the second largest African-American hotel west of the Mississippi. Grant unveils this new work at Chamber Music Northwest. And in the latter part of the show, we'll hear a feature story on what makes Woodburn the most diverse town in Oregon. 

Stage and Studio on 06/18/13

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Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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A NEW WAY OF LIFE AND THE NEW UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad: Making a Break for Freedom During the Era of Mass Incarceration, produced by Chris Moore-Backman. 

 

Stage and Studio on 06/11/13

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Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Risk/Reward Festival & Coho Summer Solo Shows

Summer heats up with two festivals. The Risk/Reward Festival returns for its sixth year June 21-23 in Portland. Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with festival director Jerry Tischleder about the popular West Coast micro-fest pushing artistic boundaries in dance, theatre and music. And in later in the show, we talk with curator/performer Eleanor O'Brien about CoHo Productions' Solo Summer 2013 featuring five female solo artists. (Airs 11am Tues 6/11 on KBOO 90.7FM)

Stage and Studio on 06/04/13

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Tue, 06/04/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Portland Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom  recently came to talk to Dmae Roberts' nonfiction filmmaking class at Mt. Hood Community College’s Integrated Media Arts Program.

Stage and Studio on 05/28/13

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Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Somewhere In Time - The Musical

Portland Center Stage and an award-winning team of Broadway veterans  are creating a world premiere musical based on the film ‘Somewhere in Time’- a time travel fantasy that starred the late Christopher Reeve. Dmae Roberts talks with Ken Davenport who first fell in love with the movie and aimed to create a new book for the original musical play.

Stage and Studio on 05/21/13

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Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Refugee Dreams Revisited

 Dmae Roberts and MediaRites present Refugee Dreams Revisted as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This special is hosted by Margaret Cho and focuses on the experiences of Southeast Asian refugees in Portland, and features Cambodian musician Daran Kravanh.

Stage and Studio on 05/14/13

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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Herstory/History Plays at defunkt Theatre

A new look at two classic Lesbian and Gay plays: The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman and The Boys In the Band by Mart Crowley. defunkt Theatre with director Jon Kretzu gives two plays that broke new ground to focus on homosexuality in mainstream America.  Well hear from the director and two defunkt members, Grace Carter and Matthew Kern who appear in each play. And in the last part of the show we'll hear from reviewer Justin Hartwig and his thoughts on the film documentary Searching For Sugarman

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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.

 

 

 

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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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.

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.
 

Bill Foster and Portland International Film Festival

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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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