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

PCS + White Bird Dance

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
One-hour with Portland Center Stage + White Bird Dance new season!
Support the arts on KBOO by tuning into a special one-hour Stage & Studio with Dmae Roberts. First up, we feature the Tony-award-winning broadway musical and Oscar-winning "Dreamgirls" at Portland Center Stage.

Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre

Dmae Roberts checks in with Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre. After a season of plays that didn't differ too much from the Artists Rep's past seasons, Rodriguez opened the most diverse season in the company's history starting with Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel and Carlos Lacámara's Exiles.

From Tonga To Tonkin

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
From Tonga To Tonkin
Dmae Roberts presents a two-part Stage & Studio focusing on the songs and stories of Tongan sewing circle in Portland as well as a play celebrating the heroic stand of Senator Wayne Morse, one of two congressman to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

First, Dmae gives us a feature on Portland's Tongan community through the stories Kato Kakala Kavapalu and Kolini Fusitua for the Migrations project  focusing on little known immigrant and refugee arts in the Portland area. We'll hear about the Pacific Islander Sewing Circle, a group of women who get together to sew and sing in beautiful harmonies as they work. Learn how this one group is the hub for hundreds of Tongan families in the Northwest.  

The Piano Lesson

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson"
Dmae Roberts talks with director Kevin Jones and actor Chantal DeGroat about August Wilson's The Piano Lesson about to open at Portland Playhouse.  Tune in for an insightful talk about this sixth production of Wilson's American Century Cycle that opens the 7th season of Portland Playhouse. ​We'll hear about the play as well the August Wilson Red Door Project, an organization with a mission to change the racial ecology of Portland that Jones co-founded and now runs as artistic director.

Comedian Hari Kondabolu

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Comedian Hari Kondabolu Awaits the Year 2042
Comedian Hari Kondabolu is coming back to Portland September 26-27! The New York-based comic has been featured on Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, and was a writer for "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." Known for his political style of humor, he recently released his first album, "Waiting for 2042", the year when white people will be the statistical minority in the United States. 

He joins guest host Sarika Mehta for a live phone interview on Stage & Studio to talk about his adventures in comedy and his album "Waiting for 2042". 

Merci-Murder

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Sans Merci & Murder On The Ganges

In business, the word "diversify" means to become more diverse or enlarge a field of operation. Portland's performance scene still has a ways to go in representing diverse races and cultures that live here. Two companies--one in theatre and the other in dance--are run by leaders committed to diversifying the landscape in performance through their productions. We talk with Antonio Sonera of Badass Theatre Company who's directing Sans Merci and Anita Menon of the Anjali School of Dance who's creating Murder On The Ganges.

Unit Souzou

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Unit Souzou Presents Saisei - New Beginnings
Artists have their fair share of doors closing on them. But it's how you open new doors that helps define your strength as an artist. Michelle Fujii was artistic director of Portland Taiko for nine years. Toru Watanabe, her husband, had an artistic staff position for six years. Suddenly this summer, the PT board decided to restructure the organization, and they eliminated Fujii's position. Watanabe made the decision to leave with her.

Simon Tam and The Slants

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Simon Tam
Guest Host Sarika Mehta interviews Simon Tam is the bassist of Portland's very own Chinatown dance rock band, The Slants. The band is beloved worldwide and has even gained recognition from younger audiences, survivors of Japanese internment camps and everyone in between! However, they are in the middle of a five-year lawsuit with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The band is made up of all Asian American members, yet the US Patent & Trademark Office claims their rejection on the basis of the band's name being racist. 

Stories From Home

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Stories From Home
Dmae Roberts talks with Polo Catalani of the Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council about "Stories From Home" event featuring immigrant and refugee writers and musicians. We'll be featuring two of the artists at the event-- Palestinian American writer Mohammad Bader and Bhutanese poet Moti Rizal. This is a special feature of "Migrations" - Dmae's series focusing on immigrant and refugee artists. 

Featured music: Parfait Bassale at ParfaitOnline.com.

Moh Alileche

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Moh Alileche -Algerian Berber Music
Dmae Roberts talks with Moh Alileche, master of Algerian Berber music. Berbers are an indigenous ethnicity  of Northern Africa. The culture dates back more than 5000 years.  Alileche came to the U.S. in 1990  shortly before the civil war in Algeria started. And now he performs Berber music while educating people about his former homeland and the culture. He'll be performing live, and we'll also hear tracks from his latest CD. 

Audio

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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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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Minhtran and Company 10-year retrospective, plus PDX for Women about Peace for Women Survivors of War

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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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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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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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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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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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