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

Mei Mei

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song by Dmae Roberts
Dmae Roberts presents her 1989 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.

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!

Audio

Action/Adventure Theatre's "Fall of the House" and Artists Repertory Theatre's "Speech and Debate"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/28/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Tamara Carrol, Aubrey Jensen and Miranda King of Action/Adventure Theatre about their four-installment production of "Fall of the House" a serialized theatre piece.  And in the second half, Jon Kretzu of Artists Repertory Theatre joins via phone to tell us about "Speech and Debate."

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"Day of the Dead" at Milagro Theatre and "Pterodactyle" at Theatre Vertigo

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/21/2008

Host Dmae Roberts talks with Director Phillip Cuomo of Milagro Theatre about his production of " La Carpa del MaestroP:  El Dia de los Muertos" Day of the Dead celebration.  In the second half, Tom Moorman of Theatre Vertigo talks about "Pterodactyls" by Nicky Silver, a play about the demise of the American family.

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  • Length: 26:22 minutes (24.14 MB)
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Minhtran and Company 10-year retrospective, plus PDX for Women about Peace for Women Survivors of War

Categories:
program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 10/13/2008

Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher hosts Minhtran of Minhtran and Company who perform a 10-year retrospective at Reed College on October 24th through October 26.
And Joanne Alai of PDX for Women about the event Peace for Women Survivors of War at Oaks Park on Saturday October 18.

Guys and Dolls interview on Stage and Studio

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Thu, 10/09/2008

 Dmae Roberts talks with Robert Mammana who plays Sky Masterson and John Plumpis who plays Natan Detoit in the classic musical "Guys and Dolls" at Portland Center Stage. 

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  • Length: 18:15 minutes (16.71 MB)
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Verdi's "La Traviata" and Writer Liz Rusch

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 09/22/2008

Host Dmae Roberts talks with Maria Kanyova and Richard Troxell, the stars of Portland Opera's production of Verdi's "La Traviata."

 Also featured is Oregon Book Award finalist Elizabeth Rusch about her two books for young people.  

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Third Angle Music's "City Dance" project and Alutiiq Masks in Kodiak.

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 09/09/2008

Host Dmae Roberts talks with Ron Blessinger and Linda K. Johnson from Third Angle New Music Ensemble's production of "Frozen Music II:The City Dance Lawrence and Anna Halprin.  It's a public art performance Sunday Sept. 14th at 1&4pm at the Keller Fountain.  In the second part of the show, we feature a preview of a story about the Alutiiq Masks that were taken from Kodiiak, Alaska and given to France.

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  • Length: 26:58 minutes (24.7 MB)
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Artists Repertory Theatre present's "Blackbird"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 09/01/2008

Host Dmae Roberts talks with Artistic Director Allen Nause of Artists Repertory Theatre.  He's appearing in a production of "Blackbird" by David Harrower.  With him are the director of the production, Jo Ann Johnson and Actress Amaya Villazan.  The play is about a woman who confronts the man who seduced her when she was 12 years old...15 years later. This very powerful drama opens ART's new season. 

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  • Length: 22:41 minutes (20.77 MB)
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Michael Rohd of Sojourn's "Built"- civic planning theatre

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 08/25/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Michael Rohd, founder and artistic director of Sojourn Theatre, is back in town and ready to talk about BUILT. His civic planning engagement theatre piece at South Waterfront finishes up Linda K. Johson's Artist in Residence project there. And in the last part of the show... an audio portrait about an eighty-year-old woman learning to fly.  The piece was produced by Arielle Lasky, a student of the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies.

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  • Length: 26:04 minutes (20.89 MB)
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damali ayo of Crow clothing and Jason Webley of Monsters of Accordion

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 08/19/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Artist and Writer damali ayo about her new eco-friendly line of clothing called Crow. What's it like to start a fair trade business in this economic climate and how do you remain true to your art? 

And in the latter part of the show, Jason Webley tells why he loves the accordion and about the Monsters of Accordion concert tour.

 

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  • Length: 26:33 minutes (24.32 MB)
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Director Kristan Seemal of Mimesophobia and Erin Thomas of 24 Hour Plays.

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 08/11/2008

Photo:  MimesophobiaHost Dmae Roberts talks with Kristan Seemel, director of the new production at Sand and Glass ProductionsMimesophobia by Carlos Murillo.

Also featured is CoHo Production's Erin Thomas and the 24 Hour Plays.

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  • Length: 21:34 minutes (19.74 MB)
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