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

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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

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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

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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

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Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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

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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. 

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Director Kristan Seemal of Mimesophobia and Erin Thomas of 24 Hour Plays.

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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Stage and Studio
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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.

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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.

 

 

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