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 05/28/13

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Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Somewhere In Time - The Musical

Portland Center Stage and an award-winning team of Broadway veterans  are creating a world premiere musical based on the film ‘Somewhere in Time’- a time travel fantasy that starred the late Christopher Reeve. Dmae Roberts talks with Ken Davenport who first fell in love with the movie and aimed to create a new book for the original musical play.

Stage and Studio on 05/21/13

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Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Refugee Dreams Revisited

 Dmae Roberts and MediaRites present Refugee Dreams Revisted as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This special is hosted by Margaret Cho and focuses on the experiences of Southeast Asian refugees in Portland, and features Cambodian musician Daran Kravanh.

Stage and Studio on 05/14/13

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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Herstory/History Plays at defunkt Theatre

A new look at two classic Lesbian and Gay plays: The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman and The Boys In the Band by Mart Crowley. defunkt Theatre with director Jon Kretzu gives two plays that broke new ground to focus on homosexuality in mainstream America.  Well hear from the director and two defunkt members, Grace Carter and Matthew Kern who appear in each play. And in the last part of the show we'll hear from reviewer Justin Hartwig and his thoughts on the film documentary Searching For Sugarman

Stage and Studio on 05/07/13

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Frontier Asians in Eastern Oregon

Dmae Roberts and MediaRites presents Ing 'Doc' Hay-Frontier Herbalist as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  In in the dry sagebrush hills of Eastern Oregon, a thriving Chinatown emerged, thanks in large part to an unusual doctor named Ing Hay. His medical practice was located in a general store named the Kam Wah Chung in John Day, Oregon. This half-hour documentary is an excerpt  from the Peabody-award-winning Crossing East series. The eight-hour series was broadcast on more than 230 stations across the country.

Stage and Studio on 04/30/13

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Ursula K. Le Guin's gender-defying novel gets adapted for the stage.

Ursula K. Le Guin’s gender defying groundbreaking novel “The Left Hand of Darkness” gets a new original stage adaptation by two of Portland’s more innovative theatres. Portland Playhouse and Hand2Mouth Theatre have been collaborating with esteemed author Le Guin on this new staging. Dmae Roberts talks with Ursula K. Le Guin, director Jonathan Walters and actor Damian Thompson about this new venture with a legendary work.

Stage and Studio on 04/23/13

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Tue, 04/23/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Kiran Ahluwalia: award-winning ghazal singer

Join Guest Producer and Host Sarika Mehta for a special on gifted singer Kiran Ahluwalia

Stage and Studio on 04/16/13

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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Ten Chimneys at Artists Repertory Theatre

The debut of Ten Chimneys by Jeffrey Hatcher, marks Artists Rep's first change into a new direction with soon to be artistic director Dámaso Rodriguez.  Join Dmae Roberts in an engaging talk with Rodriguez and veteran actress Linda Alper who appears in the West Coast premiere of Ten Chimneys under Rodriquez' direction.

Stage and Studio on 04/09/13

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Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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An In-Depth talk with Author Cheryl Strayed

Tune into Stage & Studio for an in-depth and intimate talk with author Cheryl Strayed. The last year and a half has been a whirlwind of success for Strayed with "Wild" hitting #1 on the NY Times Bestseller list, an Oprah Book Club selection and a film option. But her writing success has been a long time in the making. In this interview with Dmae Roberts, Cheryl Strayed tells us about her road to fame, writing with brutal honesty and her love of family. 

(Photo credit above: Joni Kabana)

Stage and Studio on 04/02/13

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Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Membership Drive edition featuring Cheryl Strayed + Portland Story Theatre

Join Dmae Roberts for a membership drive edition with author Cheryl Strayed and Portland Story Theatre’s Lynne Duddy.

First up, Dmae has part one of her extended interview with author Cheryl Strayed about her best-selling hit novel WILD (and in the future a major film!) and her thoughts on writing, family and fame. We’ll have signed copies of the newly released softcover edition of WILD to offer for memberships.

Stage and Studio on 03/26/13

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Membership Drive edition featuring Portland Center Stage
Join Host/Producer Dmae Roberts for a special membership drive edition featuring two shows at Portland Center Stage. We'll hear from comic actress Lauren Weedman on her world premiere of The People's Republic of Portland, a funny thoughtful look at Portland.

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

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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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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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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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Mon, 07/14/2008

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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"

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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