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

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!

Jim Pepper Project

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Triangle Productions presents Jim Pepper Project with Don Horn and Ed Edmo

Tune in for special membership edition featuring music of Native American jazz legend Jim Pepper in new original show at Triangle Productions. Dmae Roberts talks with playwright/director Don Horn about the legacy of Jim Pepper.  Horn is staging a music and storytelling tribute to this famed musician and features Chochise Anderson as Pepper, Edmo as his grandfather and performers Karen Kitchen and Salim Sanchez.

Olga Sanchez

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre talks about Learn To Be Latina

Dmae Roberts talks on location with actress, director Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre. They cover everything from her featured role in Learn To Be Latina running May 1 – 31, 2014 and Milagro's upcoming season as they close their current 30th anniversary season. Tune in for a slice of life interview with a talented theatre artist juggling many different hats right now to create work that appeals to a variety of cultures and ethnicities in Portland. 

Julia Alvarez: A Dominican in Haiti

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Julia Alvarez

Join guest host,Sarika Mehta for an in-depth talk with  Dominican American writer, Julia Alvarez, author of 19 books. The latest is her memoir, A Wedding in Haiti: The Story of a Friendship, now in paperback. This is the story of an adventure she and her husband took in an effort to attend the wedding of a young Haitian man, Piti, who works on their coffee farm in the Dominican Republic. With only a week's notice, and unprepared with documentation, Alvarez braved the contentious border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti at the time of the devastating Haitian earthquake. 

Audio

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

program: 
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
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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

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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
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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.

 

Dmae Roberts interviews Dan Gurerro of "Gaytino" on Stage and Studio

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

JUNE IS GAY PRIDE MONTH AND WE’RE STARTING IT OFF WITH A VISIT WITH THE STAR OF “GAYTINO” DAN GUERRERO IS COMING TO PORTLAND IN HIS ONE MAN SHOW THAT’S GOTTEN RAVE REVIEWS AROUND THE COUNTRY PLUS A ROUND-UP OF EVENTS THIS WEEKEND AND BEYOND.

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