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

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. 

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. 

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"

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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

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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
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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

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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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