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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More Shakespeare!

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Anon It Moves & String House Theatre Collaborate + Original Practice Shakespeare

Dmae Roberts talks with Anon It Moves and String House Theatre and Original Practice Shakespeare Festival. We'll hear from directors Elizabeth Watt, Emily Gregory and actor Erica Terpening-Romeo from two young companies collaborating on productions of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. And in the latter part of the show Brian Allard of OPSfest joins us to talk about an unusual  A Midsummer Night'

Jaw Playwrights Festival

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
A talk with the director of Jaw: A Playwright's Festival 2014 at Portland Center Stge
Dmae Roberts has a behind-the-scenes  on-location talk with Rose Riordan, associate artistic director of Portland Center Stage and director of JAW: A Playwright's Festival 2014. We'll hear how she started off this 16-year old festival with "a bag of bagels" to grow into a huge weekend of four plays and a multitude of events. Not only do we get the inside scoop on what makes this year's playwrights unique but we get insight into the collaborative process at JAW. Plus Riordan tells us how a desire for voyeurism and invisibility can lead to a life in the theatre! Sort of. 

A Tale of Two Shakespeare Plays

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Tempest & Love's Labor's Lost
Dmae Roberts features two backstage interviews at her home studio about two Shakespeare plays about to open in Portland.

First she talks with founding artistic director Michael Mendelson of the Portland Shakespeare Project. They’re producing The Tempest at  Artists Rep's Alder stage. The production stars veteran actress Linda Alper as “Prospera” a magical role usually performed by a male actor. PSP is also presenting a staged reading of The Admirable Crichton by J.M. Barrie (of Peter Pan fame) directed by Jon Kretzu. 

Conduit Turns 20!

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Conduit Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season
Dmae Roberts welcomes artistic director Tere Mathern of Conduit Dance in downtown Portland. She was part of the collective of contemporary dancers who wanted to create a space for dancers to create new work to perform. She's been taking ont the day to day operations of Conduit. She'll tell us about the Dance+ summer festival of curated multi-discipline dance with veteran and emerging performers.

45 years of Portland Actor's Ensemble

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Portland Actor's Ensemble presents Shakespeare's "Antony & Cleopatra" + "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Portland abounds with summer Shakespeare but Portland Actors Ensemble has been producing Shakespeare in the Parks for the last 45 years. PAE kick things off a culturally innovative outdoor productions Antony and Cleopatra scheduled and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Portland's theatre community has committed to producing every Shakespeare play, sonnet and narrative poem  within a two-year period that started with 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and culiminates in the 400th anniversary of his death.

PHAME Turns 30

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
PHAME's 30th Anniversary Bash + Three Sisters Nixtamal

Dmae Roberts talks with PHAME executive director Stephen Marc Beaudoin and artistic director Jessica Dart about the  30th anniversary of the organization. Both are gifted artists who have worked to built PHAME into one of the premiere nonprofit community arts groups in Portland. We'll hear how PHAME has created arts training and activities for adults with developmental and physical disabilities and their families for the last 30 years. 

PHAME EVENTS include: 

PHAME @ 30 Birthday Bash
Thursday, June 26th at 7:00pm at the Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Ave. Portland, OR

Author Lisa See

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Author Lisa See and "China Dolls"

Dmae Roberts talks with acclaimed author Lisa See whose new book, China Dolls, features the era of the Asian American nightclubs during the 1930s to 50s. Her previous books, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy focused mainly on characters living in China and some who have emigrated. In China Dolls she focuses on three friends American born Asian Americans girls who come from different backgrounds and ethnicities.  As always, See's books covers a long period of time while revealing historic moments in time with vivid and complex memorable characters. 
     

BreakingTheSilence

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Breaking The Silence - a staged reading of a play about three generations of Japanese Americans

Dmae talks with playwright Nikki Nojima Louis who has been featuring her Japanese-American oral history play Breaking The Silence to different communities around the country.

Shake It

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Shake It- a one-hour documentary on the cultural love of taking Polaroid pictures

Stage & Studio presents a documentary special about our cultural love of Polaroid pictures, the pre-digital era Instagram!

Jim Pepper Project

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Triangle Productions presents Jim Pepper Project with Don Horn and Ed Edmo

Tune in for special membership edition featuring music of Native American jazz legend Jim Pepper in new original show at Triangle Productions. Dmae Roberts talks with playwright/director Don Horn about the legacy of Jim Pepper.  Horn is staging a music and storytelling tribute to this famed musician and features Chochise Anderson as Pepper, Edmo as his grandfather and performers Karen Kitchen and Salim Sanchez.

Audio

Portland Opera's "Turn of the Screw"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 01/26/2009

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts features "Turn of the Screw” written by Henry James is one of the most haunting classic novels of the 19th century. Portland Opera is mounting a magnificent production with music by Benjamin Britten on Feb. 6th complete with a chamber orchestra and one of its largest casts... Dmae talked with the ghosts in show.... Ryan Macpherson who plays Peter Quint, Mary Phillips who plays Miss Jessel.

"Frankie and Johnny" with Antonio Sonera and Fertile Ground Festival with Trisha Panco

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Thu, 01/15/2009

 Dmae Roberts talks with Antonio Sonera, director of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" by Terrence McNally at CoHo Productions. In the second half, Trisha Panco fills us in on all the events at the Fertile Ground Festival which includes world premieres all over Portland including "Vitriol and Violets" (featured photo).  

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Milagro Theatre's new eco-drama and a controversial Chinese touring group

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 01/06/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with  Danel Malan of Milagro Theatre about her upcoming bilingual ecodrama El Ultimo”that opens this weekend and runs through Jan. 17th… and in the second half we learn more about classical Chinese dance and music from a touring group called Divine Performing Artsthat’s gaining some controversy from the Chinese government who says it’s propoganda for the Fu Long gong religion… Dmae talks with Company Manager Vena Lee about their upcoming performance in Portland on Jan. 20th 

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In the Mix: Conversations with Artists Between Races

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Wed, 12/31/2008
"In The Mix: Conversations with Artists...Between Races" by Dmae Roberts is a radio exploration of Mixed Race. Through the voices of artists who have dedicated their lives to building bridges and bringing to light interracial issues and themes, Roberts takes us on a journey to understanding what means to be of Mixed Race.  
 
In Part One, hear Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini, Actor Lou Diamond Phillips, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actress Demetra Pittman, Painter Phyllis Fast, Performance Poet Robert Karimi and Musician Phillip Blanchett.  For more info visit the Facebook page or go to MixedRaceWorld.org. 
 
This is a special Stage and Studio preview before the documentary goes national Jan. 12th.  Associate producer is Sara Caswell and mix engineer is Clark Salisbury.  Funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

 

 
 
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"In the Mix: Conversations with Artists...Between Races, part 2" by Dmae Roberts

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 12/29/2008

 "In The Mix: Conversations with Artists...Between Races" by Dmae Roberts is a radio exploration of Mixed Race. Through the voices of artists who have dedicated their lives to building bridges and bringing to light interracial issues and themes, Roberts takes us on a journey to understanding what means to be of Mixed Race.   In Part Two, you'll hear Novelist Lisa See (Peony in love), Playwright Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire), Writer/Conceptual Artist damali ayo,Playwright Velina Hasu Houston, and three actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Juan Rivera LaBron, Soneela Nankani and Joshua Wolf Coleman For more info visit the Facebook page or go to MixedRaceWorld.org.    This is a special Stage and Studio preview before the documentary goes national Jan. 12th.  Associate producer is Sara Caswell and mix engineer is Clark Salisbury.  Funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Listen to Part One here....


Imago's "Big Little Things" and PCS' "A Christmas Carol"

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 12/16/2008

 

On Stage and Studio with Dmae Roberts, Composer Katie Griesar and Performer Danielle Vermette tell us about Imago's "Big Little Things" - a fanciful physical theatre piece about animals. And in the second half Mead Hunter of Portland Center Stage talks about his adaptation of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol."

 

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Tapestry Theatre "1943 Christmas from Home" + Readers Theatre Rep "Tiny Tim in Hell"

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Wed, 12/10/2008

Stage and Studio with Dmae Roberts features Tapestry Theatre's 1943 Christmas from Home with Actor Jodi Eichelberger, Director Judy Straalsund Playwright Pat Kruis Tellinghusen which features Big Band orchestra, the Golden Age of Radio and highlights Japanese American Internment.  And in the latter part of the show David Berkson of Readers Repertory Theatre talks about two comic one-act plays  for  Tiny Tim in Hell.

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Gregg Bielemeier, Lyndee Mah about their dance concert + Robin Lane of "Do Jump Theatre"

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 12/02/2008

 Dmae Roberts talks with Gregg Bielemeier and Lyndee Mah about Skinner, Kirk + Bielemeier dance concert Dec. 3-7th at the Portland Opera Studio Theatre presented by Whitebird Dance.  And Robin Lane of Do Jump's "Home for the Holidays" is featured in the second half.  That show runs through January 4th at Echo Theatre.

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Dmae Roberts talks with Benjamin Parzybok about Couch: A Novel

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/11/2008

Dmae Roberts focuses on the writers studio and talks with Benjamin Parzybok about his debut book, Couch: A Novel published by Small Beer Press.  Benjamin Parzybok is the creator of Gumball Poetry, a (now defunct) journal published through gumball machines, the Psychic Book Project and the Black Magic Insurance Agency, a city-wide mystery/treasure hunt. His projects have twice been selected as Best of Portland for the Willamette Week: "Best Guy Who Walks His Talk" and "Best Quarter's Worth of Culture."

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Tears of Joy's The Jungle Book and Devon Allen of Thom Pain

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/04/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Puppeteer Shuhe and Director Emily Alexander of Tears of Joy Theatre's "The Jungle Book." In the second half Devon Allen brings back the Pulitzer Prize nominated  "Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) by Will Eno.  

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