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 01/08/13

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Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Portland artist Tad Savinar on "Talk Radio," the play he co-authored

 Guest host S.W. Conser interviews Portland artist Tad Savinar, co-author with Eric Bogosian, of the play "Talk Radio," which is about a talk show host with a caustic sense of humor and a knack for cutting people down. The 1988 film "Talk Radio" airs this Thursday at the Clinton Street Theater to kick off a monthly film series sponsored by KBOO. 

"Talk Radio" showing, Thursday, Jan 10, 7:00pm, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St.

Stage and Studio on 01/01/13

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A weekly live show featuring best of performing, literary and media arts in Portland and beyond.

Stage and Studio on 12/18/12

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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Last 2012 Holiday Show With ZooZoo & Santaland Diaries

Tues 12/18 11am on KBOO 90.7FM, the last December holiday special featuring the final ZooZoo at Imago Theatre and 'Santaland Diaries' at Portland Center Stage. The long-running holiday hit ZooZoo is saying farewell. We'll hear from two performers in the show: Jonathan Godsey and Pratik Motwani. And in the latter part of the show, popular actor Darius Pierce joins us to talk about his solo show at PCS. Plus ticket giveaways to some selling out shows!

 ZOOZOO RETURNS WITH CATS! at Imago Theatre and runs through JAN.1st in Portland.

Stage and Studio on 12/11/12

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Seeds Of Hope and Peter Pan: A Look At Holiday Youth Theatre

Dmae Roberts talks with two theatre companies featuring professional holiday youth productions: Seeds of Hope at Do Jump! and Peter Pan at Northwest Children's Theatre & School. We'll hear from director Aaron Wheeler-Kay at Do Jump! and co-founder managing director Judy Kafoury at NWCT.

Seeds of Hope at Do Jump! is as a tale of a teenage girl whose carefree summer is rocked by a stunning turn of events. Interwoven is the mythic tale of Pandora opening her box of chaos and unleashing a physical collage of aerial dance, acrobatics & song. Seeds of Hope weaves together our shared experiences to explore themes of change, optimism and hope.

Stage and Studio on 12/04/12

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Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Appalachian Christmas Celebration

Tune in Tues Dec. 4th at 11am on KBOO 90.7FM for a look at Portland Revels Appalachian Christmas. We'll hear about this yearly tradition of presenting the music and dance of traditions around the world. 

Around the country there's a tradition of Revels which is a season celebration of holiday traditions during Christmas. Portland Revels has been bringing a yearly celebratory performance each year set in different countries. This year the Christmas Revels brings music and dance of mid-1800s Appalachia featuring a chorus of more than 70 to reenact an Appalachian village with carols, spirituals and clogging.

Stage and Studio on 11/27/12

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Tue, 11/27/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Rupa and the April Fishes

Join Guest Producer and Host Sarika Mehta for a special on gifted singer and activist Rupa Marya, the lead vocalist and director of Rupa and the April Fishes. Their music encompasses elements of jazz, blues, klezmer, folk amongst others, with songs in Spanish, French and English. Rupa herself was born in India, grew up in France and San Francisco, and uses her music to give voice to her experiences.

Stage and Studio on 11/20/12

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Tue, 11/20/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Native American Heritage Month special

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.

(Photo left: Alutiiq artist Helen Simeonoff w/masks discovered in France.)

Stage and Studio on 11/13/12

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Tue, 11/13/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Horatio Law and The Open Circles Project

How do you bring together widely different communities through an art-making project? Tune in Nov. 13 at 11am on KBOO 90.7FM for some insights with artist Horatio Law and his Open Circles project. Law is working with communities at Sisters of the Road and Planned Parenthood to create a public installation that will get people thinking and talking about social currency and self-empowerment.

Stage and Studio on 11/06/12

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Tue, 11/06/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Author Kim Stafford's "100 Tricks"

Dmae Roberts talks with award-winning author Kim Stafford about his new memoir 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared In poetic and poignant detail, Stafford takes us on a journey of sibling love and departure. We'll hear about his experiences with his brother and the different paths their lives took and hear readings from his new book.  

Stage and Studio on 10/30/12

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Crazy Jane Composers Collaborate & "Ephemory" by Miriam Feder

Host Dmae Roberts features music and memory this week. We'll hear from musicians Cynthia Stillman Gerdes and Susan Alexjander about a concert with the women of Cascadia Composers called “Crazy Janes Collaborate!" And we'll talk with playwright Miriam Feder about 'Ephemory.'

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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

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"

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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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