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 06/29/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/29/2010 - 1:25pm
Short Description: 
Michael Rohd, Sojourn Theatre's "On The Table"

Dmae Roberts talks with Michael Rohd, founder & artistic director of Sojourn Theatre about "On The Table"--his new project. The show brings together two different families, one in Molalla and one in Portland, as a way to break bread and engage two different communities in dialogue. The theatre event brings two audiences experiencing two simultaneous productions together via bus for a fictional memorial service of two family elders. "On The Table" was recently featured in American Theatre magazine.

Stage and Studio on 06/22/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/22/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Shakespeare In The Parks/Portland Actors Ensemble's "Pericles'

 Host Dmae Roberts talks with Shakespeare In The  Parks/Portland Actors Ensemble about their new production of "Pericles: Prince of Tyre" by William Shakespeare. The show just opened and will run through July 17th.

For the last 41 years, the Portland Actors Ensemble has brought Shakespeare to numerous parks in the Portland area. The group will also be performing “The Comedy of Errors” that opens July 31st  through September 6th. We'll find out why Shakespeare endures and how this group has been able to provide it for so long.

Stage and Studio on 06/15/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Hand2Mouth's Risk/Reward & Milagro's "Songs For A New World"

 Host Dmae Roberts presents two new summer productions: Hand2Mouth presents Risk/Reward Festival of New Works and Milagro Theatre opens"Songs for a New World" - a new musical co-production with Staged. We'll hear from Jerry Tischleder, the Risk/Reward festival and Chanda Hall, the artistic director of Staged.

What's it like to produce new work during the summer? We'll from two very different groups about the process and challenges.  Plus ticket giveaways! Photos: (left) Mike Pham, Risk/Reward, (right) Songs For A New World cast.

Stage and Studio on 06/08/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Sarah Slipper & James Canfield of NW Dance Project

Dmae Roberts talks with Sarah Slipper, founding artistic director  of Northwest Dance Project and Choreographer James Canfield, founding artistic director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre. Opening June 17th, Northwest Dance Project premieres four original dance works to celebrate their first anniversary in their beautiful studio and performance center in the heart of the Mississippi district over two weekends in June.  

Stage and Studio on 06/01/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/01/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Author Molly Gloss & Heroines of the American West

Host Dmae Roberts talks with one of Portland’s beloved authors, Molly Gloss at her home. Molly Gloss was a finalist the Pen/Faulkner award for American fiction foThe Jump-Off Creek about a woman who homesteads in Oregon in 1895 and won the James Tiptree Jr.

Stage and Studio on 05/25/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/25/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Dmae Roberts presents her 1990 Peabody award-winning documentary "Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song"

As a special program for Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Dmae Roberts presents her 1990 Peabody award-winning documentary"Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song" This memoir docu-theatre piece is the personal story of cross-cultural and cross-generational conflict produced by Dmae Roberts.  "Mei Mei"chronicles Dmae and her mother, Chu-Yin, as they travel to Taiwan together. Interviews and dramatizations weave in and out to tell the story of a conflicted daughter and a mother who suffered abuse, starvation and the horrors of World War Two.

Stage and Studio on 05/18/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/18/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Two women making their own kind of performance

Dmae Roberts talks with two women producers who are doing their own kind of performance productions: Katie Tayler of Opera Theatre Oregon and Eleanor O'Brien of Dance Naked Productions. Both are artistic directors of independent companies producing their forms of non-traditional performance. They'll talk about the challenges and advantages of forming your own company to do work that might otherwise not be produced. Opera Theatre Oregon just opened "Hercules vs. Vampires" - a technicolor opera of a cult classic. Dance Naked Productions also opened "Inviting Desire" - an original work of erotic art based on a survey of hundreds of women. 

Stage and Studio on 05/11/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/11/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Henry Winkler & Putnam County Spelling Bee

 Host Dmae Roberts features an exclusive interview with Henry Winkler about his new young adult book "Hank Zipzer: A Brand New Life." Also featured are Director  Rose Riordan and Actor Gavin Gregory from "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"- the hit musical debuting soon at Portland Center Stage.

In this special membership drive edition, we'll be offering tickets to the musical production and two autographed and inscribed copies of Henry Winkler's book as thank you gifts for your memberships!

Stage and Studio on 05/04/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/04/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Join Host Dmae Roberts for special one-hour membership drive edition of Stage and Studio.

Join Host Dmae Roberts for special one-hour membership drive edition of Stage and Studio featuring McKinley's "Gracie and the Atom" at Artists Repertory Theatre at 11am and Aaron Meyer's new debut CD "Warming" at 11:30am.

Membership Drive thank you gifts include....

--tickets to the ""Gracie and the Atom"' musical

--copies of the "Gracie and the Atom"  CD 

--copies of Aaron Meyer's new debut CD "Warming"

--copies of damali ayo's "Obamistan! Land Without Racism: Your Guide to the New America"

 

Stage and Studio on 04/27/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/27/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Lime Tree Bower" at Coho Productions & damali ayo's new book "Obamaistan! Land Without Racism"

Host Dmae Roberts features Devon Allen director of "This Lime Tree Bower" by Irish playwright Conor McPherson at Coho Productions and author damali ayo's new book "Obamaistan! Land Without Racism: Your Guide to the New America"- a fun satire on state of race in this country. Plus giveaways!

The Lime Tree Bower Photo credit: Anni Becker

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).  

Remember join the Stage and Studio Facebook page for all the latest show updates!

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

program: 
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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program: 
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"

program: 
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"

program: 
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"

program: 
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

program: 
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

program: 
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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