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 06/22/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/22/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/01/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 05/25/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 05/18/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 05/11/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 05/04/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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

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Stage and Studio
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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

Stage and Studio on 04/20/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
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Tue, 04/20/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Mystery of Opal Whiteley of a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley,

Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley of a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley, a young woman from Cottage Grove, Oregon. In 1920 she published a childhood diary about her time in the woods and her love of nature. It became wildly popular and then was later condemned as a hoax. This diary created an international controversy that led to her eventual in mental health.

Dmae Roberts co-produced this with Playwright Dorothy Velasco in 1988 with music by John Doan.

Audio

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

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Stage and Studio
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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
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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

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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

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Stage and Studio
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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

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Stage and Studio
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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.

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Stage and Studio
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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"

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Stage and Studio
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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

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Stage and Studio
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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

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Stage and Studio
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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.

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Stage and Studio
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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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