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

Coming Home

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Coming Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks,

Dmae Roberts presents a half-hour version of Coming Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks, a one-hour radio documentary that interweaves oral history interviews, Alutiiq music and soundscapes.This full-length documentary originally aired in 2008 on about 188 public radio stations around the country.

Blended

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience by Samantha Waltz
More than 42% of American families have at least one step-relative. That's according to a 2011 Pew Research Center survey.

Orlando and Junie B. Jones

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Two actresses of different ages and times in their careers star in title roles .
A Tale of Two Title Roles. Dmae Roberts talks with two actresses at different times in their careers. We'll meet actress Beth Thompson featured as Orlando at Profile Theatre and Kai Tomizawa, a 7th grader who is Junie B. Jones at Oregon Children's Theatre. We'll find out what it takes to be the title role for a working professional actress and a younger actress starting her career. 

(Aired 11am Tues 11/10 on KBOO 90.7FM or always on stagenstudio.com.)

Hear the edited podcast now live at http://stagenstudio.com/2015/11/orlando-junie-b/ 

Macbeth + Women of Troy

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
MacBeth at PolyMath Arts
Dmae Roberts features two contemporary shows that are adapted from classical works. She talks with Kate Belden of Polymath Art Theatre and their adaption of Macbeth, a Dark Retelling and Jeffrey Puukka who adapted and directs Women of Troy for Play On Words. We'll hear about the process of making classical works responsive to today. In thi case both shows features domestic abuse and a violent society.  

Passin' Art +"Remme's Run"

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Passin' Art presents "Tommy J & Sally" + Wayne Harrel's "Remme's Run"
Dmae Roberts talks with Passin' Art Theatre about their explosive show on race dialogue in Tommy J & Sally by acclaimed playwright Mark Medoff.

The Breast Cancer Monologues

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The Breast Cancer Monologues- a documentary for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Stage and Studio presents a half-hour adaptation of The Breast Cancer Monologues. Originally a one-hour documentary collage with and about Breast Cancer Survivors produced by Dmae Roberts & MediaRites, the show features producers Kate Welch, Miae Kim and Anca Micheti and s actors Olga Sanchez, Caren Graham and Elaine Low. 

Cuba Libre

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/13/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Artists Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of Cuba Libre

Join guest host Sarika Mehta for Stage and Studio LIVE with artistic director Damaso Rodriguez and Tiempo Libre's Jorge Gomez

Rope + David Henry Hwang

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Rope at Bag & Baggage + The Sound of a Voice by David Henry Hwang
Dmae talks with director Rusty Newton Tennant about ROPE, an early play that Alfred Hitchcock turned into one of his most experimental films. The original play is about to open at Bag & Baggage Productions in Hillsboro. Then we catch up with Tony-award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang about his latest productions. Theatre Diaspora is producing his one-act play The Sound of a Voice on Oct. 17th at 2pm and Oct. 25th at 7pm at Portland Center Stage.

How We Got On

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
How We Got On- Season Opener at Portland Playhouse
Dmae features Idris Goodwin's HOW WE GOT ON, the season opener for Portland Playhouse. We'll hear from director Jen Rowe, music director Mic Crenshaw and actress Ithica Tell from the production about to open September 30th-Oct. 25th.

Unit Souzou -One Year Later

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Unit Souzou, Portland's newest taiko group celebrates its anniversary!

More than a year ago, Dmae talked with Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe, co-directors of UNIT SOUZOU about the new company they created. Now they're getting ready to premiere their first original work 88: Hachi Hachi for their one-year anniversary company as a married couple but also to celebrate more than a year of working steadily as Portland's newest taiko company.

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

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

program: 
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

program: 
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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program: 
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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program: 
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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