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

Jen Raynak, Sound Designer

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Jen Raynak and the art of theatre sound design
Dmae takes a moment to celebrate theatre sound design with veteran Portland sound designer Jen Raynak. She recently spoke at Dmae's radio documentary class at Mt. Hood Community College. Her interview was recorded live on location on 4/23/15. We'll hear clips from some of her intriguing sound designs and hear stories of some of her favorite works. Join us for a celebration of sound in the theatre!

(Airs 11am Tues 6/30/15 on KBOO 90.7FM and podcast on StagenStudio.com)

Wonderheads at Coho

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Wonderheads' LOONS at Coho Summerfest
 
Dmae Roberts features Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix of the acclaimed physical theatre company and mask imagineers, WONDERHEADS on June 25-28. Their show LOON is performed in full masks has been called “living cartoonsr live-action Pixar.” This is part of a Coho Productions Summerfest featuring The Dissenter’s Handbook: A Collection of Riotous Tales by Dario Fo (July 2,3,4) and Drowned Horse (A Sea Shanty Cabaret) by Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble (July 9-12). We’ll also hear about those shows from Coho’s Jessie Drake.

Kiran Ahluwalia's Sanata: Stillness

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Kiran Ahluwalia's Sanata: Stillness

Kiran Ahluwalia is a two-time Juno award winning modern Indian music singer based out of New York City, and a friend to KBOO having appeared previously on both Stage & Studio and APA Compass! She joins us again on Tuesday, June 16th to talk about her latest album, Sanata: Stillness

OUTWright Theatre Festival

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
OUTWright Theatre Festival with artistic director Rusty Tennant
Dmae Roberts features the OUTwright Theatre Festival with artistic director Rusty Tennant who's directing the world premiere of the musical Under the InfluenceWe’ll also be talking with Under The Influence’s Ernie Lijoi, (playwright, composer, lyricist) and composer Kevin Laursen as well as Jack StockLynn who’s directing They Them Their by Leela Ginelle.The festival celebrates the LGBTQ contribution to theatre while also serving as an incubator for developing work by or about the LGBTQ community. OUTwright includes workshops and readings during June 14 – June 28, 2015.

The Liar + In The Next Room

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/02/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Artists Rep's "The Liar" + Profile Theatre's "In The Next Room"

Dmae Roberts goes on location to Artists Repertory Theatre and Profile Theatre, which is one of the companies in resident there. First she talks to artistic director Damaso Rodriguez on opening day of the French farce The Liar newly adapted by David Ive and running till June 21st.. We get a heads up on the 2015-16 season! Then we visit with Adriana Baer, Profile Theatre's artistic director who opens Sara Ruhl's In the Next Room, or the vibrator play on June 11th.  

Stan Lai at OSF

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:55pm
Short Description: 
Stan Lai, the most popular contemporary playwright in Asia

Stage and Studio on 05/26/15

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Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
A weekly live show featuring best of performing, literary and media arts in Portland and beyond.

Bhi Bhiman: Rhythm & Reason

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Bhi Bhiman
Bhi Bhiman is a Sri Lankan American singer/songwriter.  His musical style has drawn a diverse range of comparisons from Rodriguez and Woody Guthrie to Nina Simone and Bill Withers.  An accomplished guitarist and clever lyricist, it is Bhiman’s unique voice that truly sets him apart. 

Since the release of his debut album in 2012, Bhiman has toured extensively with artists as diverse as the comparisons he evokes; from Chris Cornell to Rhiannon Giddens.

Olga Sanchez News

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre Shook the Portland community with her big news.
Dmae Roberts talks with Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre in Portland. After 12 years of strengthening the Spanish language shows, creating world premieres and raising Milagro's profile as a premiere Northwest theatre company, she's stepping down to pursue her doctorate degree in theater. We'll find out why she's made this new life choice.

Theatre Diaspora

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Theatre Diaspora, Portland's first AAPI Theatre
For Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Host Sarika Mehta introduces Theatre Diaspora, the first Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre company in Portland. Ensemble members Samson Syharath, Wynee Hu and Larry Toda will talk about the genesis and need for AAPI representation in a city that has more than 200 theatre companies.

Audio

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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IFCC 25th anniversary, "Prelude to a Kiss" and Violinist Aaron Meyer

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 08/05/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Adrienne Flagg of the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center about their 25th anniversary season and Troy Lackey of Key Productions about "Prelude to a Kiss" by Craig Lucas.  Also, Violinist Aaron Meyer tells us about his new CD "The Journey is not the Destination."

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Willamette Writers Conference and ComedySportz

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 07/29/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Writes Cynthia Whitcomb and Marc Acito about the 39th annual Willamette Writers Conference August 1-3.  They also preview their new collaboration at Artists Repertory Theatre called Holidazed.   And featured is Patrick Short of the ComedySportz World Championships.

 

 

 

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Exploring Mixed Race with three actors at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 07/14/2008

Special edition of Stage and Studio
For the last year, Dmae Roberts has been working on a documentary about Mixed Race artists and discussions of race through the arts.  The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has long been on the forefront of multicultural plays and color-blind casting. 

Dmae talked with three actors at OSF: Demetra Pittman,Joshua Wolf Coleman and Soneela Nankani.                                                                 

                                                            

For more info about the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, visit their website at OSFashland.org.

                                 

 

Also, check out the facebook page for Stage and Studio.                                  

And listen to an excerpt of the "In the Mix" documentary by Dmae Roberts.

 

                  
Photos: courtesy of Oregon Shakespeare Festival. (left to right)  
Soneela Nankani,  The Clay Cart ensemble,
  Joshua Wolf Coleman and Demetra Pittman        

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Race and the Changing Faces of Theatre

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 07/14/2008

Hosted by: Dmae Roberts
An in-depth conversation with four mixed race and multi-ethnic actors at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Demetra Pittman, Soneela Nankani, Juan LeBron and Joshua Wolf Coleman talk about race and the changing faces of theatre.

Portland Actors Ensemble presents "Julius Caesar" and "Two Gents"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/30/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Actors Ensemble. 

Last weekend was also the opening of Portland Actors Ensemble’s Shakespeare in the Parks series…more than 30 years strong.  Each year this ensemble brings Shakespeare to all in Portland metro area parks… we’ll hear about this seasons two shows …  Dmae Rpberts talks with Asae Dean, director of "Julius Caesar" and Michael Godsey who plays Brutus and Sara Fay Goldman who plays Portia.  Also being interviewed is Margaret Darling Lillie, co-producer of "Two Gentleman of Verona"

And in the latter part of the show…we’ll hear about Mixed Race artists from Dmae's work in progress documentary “In the Mix” … then a roundup of some other events in town…

Schedule of Shakespeare in the Parks performances....

JULIUS CAESAR PERFORMANCES ARE through July 19 (no show on July 4) in Washington Park.* Asae Dean will direct the production. The addition of Thursday night performances is new this year.

*The Washington Park location is inside of Lewis & Clark Circle, near the park entrance closest to downtown Portland, at the "Lewis & Clark Memorial.”

TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA PERFORMANCES ARE…

Laurelhurst Park: Sat. July 26 and Sun. July 27
Lynchwood Park: Sat. August 2 and Sun. August 3
Washington Park: Sat. August 9 and Sun. August 10
Gabriel Park: Sat. August 16 and Sun. August 17
Fernhill Park: Sat. August 23 and Sun. August 24
Reed College: Sat. August 30, Sun. August 31, and Mon. September 1 

FOR MORE INFO OR DIRECTIONS TO LOCATIONS VISIT
PORTLANDACTORS.ORG.
 

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New plays at JAW: A Playwrights Fest and the Spotlight project at Artists Repertory Theater.

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 06/24/2008

PORTLAND THEATRE HAS A LONG TRADITION OF NURTURING NEW PLAYS AND PLAYWRIGHTS… THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, TWO DIFFERENT THEATRE COMPANIES IN PORTLAND PRESENTS GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE NEW WORK… PORTLAND CENTER STAGE CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY –JAW: A PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL… DMAE ROBERTS TALKS WITH LITERARY DIRECTOR MEAD HUNTER.

AND THIS WEEKEND ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE CELEBRATES CREATIVITY PAIRING YOUNG ACTORS WITH PORTLAND PLAYWIGHTS INTHE SPOTLIGHT ONE ON ONE PROJECT…ART’S REBECCA MARTINEZ JOINS DMAE LATER IN THE SHOW TO TALK ABOUT IT….NEW WORK IN PORTLAND

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"James and Claire: A Transgender Story" by Thanh Tan

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/16/2008

Dmae Roberts presents "James and Claire: A Transgender Story" by Independent Producer Thanh Tan ” -- an original, world premiere radio documentary for Pride month.

Dmae and Thanh worked together on a mentorship through the Association of Independents in Radio (airmedia.org). Music by David Ornette Cherry is also featured (davidornettecherry.com).

For more info on the documentary, visit Thanh-Tan.com.

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Dmae Roberts features Playwright Song Kim about "Due Process"--a play about police brutality.

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

ON STAGE AND STUDIO WITH DMAE ROBERTS, WHO IS PROTECTING US-- WHEN THE CRIMINAL IS THE COP? THAT’S THE QUESTION POSED BY A NEW PLAY CALLED “DUE PROCESS” BY SONG KIM…”DUE PROCESS IS OPENING THIS WEEKEND AT THE GRESHAM LITTLE THEATRE AND WE’LL HEAR ABOUT HIS NEW PLAY ABOUT A MOTHER TRYING TO GET JUSTICE FOR HER SLAIN SON… AND THEN IN THE LATTER PART OF THE SHOW… ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SARAH JANE HARDY JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT THE PLATE OF SUMMER CLASSES NORTHWEST CHILDREN’S THEATER IS OFFERING FOR YOUTH

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"Gaytino" by Dan Guerrero

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/02/2008

Host Dmae Robert's topic is "Gaytino" by Dan Guerrero at Milagro Theatre.  A father/son relationship and a
treasured boyhood friendship drive this 75-minute autobiographical play through
decades of Chicano history and the gay experience from a unique and personal
perspective.

 

 

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