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

O Romeo & New Now Wow

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
'O Romeo' at Miracle Theatre & 'New Now Wow' at NW Dance Project
What would October be without a Day of the Dead celebration? Dmae Roberts checks in Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Miracle Theatre who has put together a new Dia de los Muertos meets Shakespeare's famous dead characters. We'll find out which Shakespearean character Sanchez has brought back to life (sort of) in this inventive concept. It's all part of Portland's 400th year anniversary committment to produce all of Shakespeare's sworks within two years. And in the second part of the show, Sarah Slipper artistic director of NW Dance Project fill us in on "New Now Wow" - three piece created by  world-class master choreographers including Portland's Minh Tran. 

PCS + White Bird Dance

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
One-hour with Portland Center Stage + White Bird Dance new season!
Support the arts on KBOO by tuning into a special one-hour Stage & Studio with Dmae Roberts. First up, we feature the Tony-award-winning broadway musical and Oscar-winning "Dreamgirls" at Portland Center Stage.

Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre

Dmae Roberts checks in with Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre. After a season of plays that didn't differ too much from the Artists Rep's past seasons, Rodriguez opened the most diverse season in the company's history starting with Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel and Carlos Lacámara's Exiles.

From Tonga To Tonkin

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
From Tonga To Tonkin
Dmae Roberts presents a two-part Stage & Studio focusing on the songs and stories of Tongan sewing circle in Portland as well as a play celebrating the heroic stand of Senator Wayne Morse, one of two congressman to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

First, Dmae gives us a feature on Portland's Tongan community through the stories Kato Kakala Kavapalu and Kolini Fusitua for the Migrations project  focusing on little known immigrant and refugee arts in the Portland area. We'll hear about the Pacific Islander Sewing Circle, a group of women who get together to sew and sing in beautiful harmonies as they work. Learn how this one group is the hub for hundreds of Tongan families in the Northwest.  

The Piano Lesson

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson"
Dmae Roberts talks with director Kevin Jones and actor Chantal DeGroat about August Wilson's The Piano Lesson about to open at Portland Playhouse.  Tune in for an insightful talk about this sixth production of Wilson's American Century Cycle that opens the 7th season of Portland Playhouse. ​We'll hear about the play as well the August Wilson Red Door Project, an organization with a mission to change the racial ecology of Portland that Jones co-founded and now runs as artistic director.

Comedian Hari Kondabolu

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
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

Program: 
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

Program: 
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

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

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
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.

Audio

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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Dmae Roberts talks with Hand2Mouth Theatre and Wilsonville's Festival of Arts

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 05/26/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Theonie Gilmore of Wilsonville's Festival of Arts called "Art on the Town."

And in the second part of the show, Jonathan Walters, Artistic Director of Hand2Mouth Theatre and Polish artist Ida Bocin tells us about their collaboration "From a Dream To a Dream."

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VISUAL ARTIST HORATIO HUNG-YAN LAW AND THE STORY OF ING (DOC) HAY

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 05/19/2008

MAY IS ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH AND DMAE ROBERTS LOOKS AT THE LEGACY LEFT OR WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN LEFT BY CHINESE IMMIGRANTS IN OREGON… ON TODAY’S SHOW, VISUAL ARTIST HORATIO HUNG-YAN LAW ABOUT HIS RESIDENCY AT THE SOUTH WATERFRONT ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY PROGRAM CREATD BY LINDA K. JOHNSON… HIS PROJECT IS CHINA ON THE WILLAMETTE A VISUALIZATION OF WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN IN PORTLAND IF NO ANTI-CHINESE IMMIGRATION LAWS… AND THEN IN THE LATTER PART OF THE SHOW WE’LL HEAR ABOUT SOME IMMIGRANTS WHO CARVED A LIFE FOR THEMSELVES IN JOHN DAY, OREGON WITH THE STORY OF ING (DOC) HAY AND THE KAM WAH CHUNG.

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Coho Productions' "9 Parts of Desire" and Milagro Theatre's "Labyrinth of Desire"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 05/12/2008

 Dmae Roberts talks with Luisa Sermol and Israa Hasani from Coho Productions' "9 Parts of Desire" by Heather Raffo.

This play is about 9 Iraqi women and in the second part of the show, Dmae talks with Director Devon Allen

about her production at Milagro Theatre's called "Labyrinth of Desire" based on 17th century text.

 

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Whitebird Dance and Defunkt Theatre

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program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 05/05/2008

Dmae Roberts hosts guests from Whitebird Dance, which presents 4x4-The Ballet Project, for their 10th anniversary celebration featuring four ballet companies in Oregon and San Francisco. Also defunkt Theatre talks about their production of Vaclav Havel's The Garden Party.

Body Vox Dance and an update from the Oregon Arts Commission

Categories:
program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 04/28/2008

Body Vox Dance premieres Horizontal Leanings, a new work set to an original score by South African composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen.

Also Christine D'Arcy executive director of the Oregon Arts Commission gives an update aon the state of the arts.

"Running Into Walls" "Bete Perdue" and a feature by Tali Singer

Categories:
program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 04/14/2008

Dmae speaks with Oslund and Company Dance In Performance about Bete Perdue and with Nomadic Theatre about Running into Walls

Also a feasture by youth producer Tali Singer about her Grandfather's spiritual journey.
 

 

Too Much Coffee Man: the Opera

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 04/07/2008

S.W. Conser goes behind the scenes at the locally-produced opera Too Much Coffee Man: the Refill, and chats with Stacey Murdock, the baritone in the title role, and Shannon Wheeler, the creator of this unlikely pairing of the worlds of musical theater and alternative comic books.  Originally produced for the April 8, 2008 edition of Stage and Studio.

Dmae Roberts talks with Jon Kretzu of Artists Repertory Theatre about "A Streetcar Named Desire"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 03/24/2008

 Jon Kretzu of Artists Repertory Theatre talks with Dmae Roberts about "A Streetcar Named Desire" which he's directing.

There hasn't been a Portland production in 20 years of this Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tennessee Williams.

 

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Dmae Roberts talks with Lorraine Bahr about "Star of Hope" and Kim Euell about "The Diva Daughters Dupree."

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 03/17/2008

DMAE ROBERTS TALKS WITH LORRAINE BAHR AND KIM EUELL.

FIRST UP,  A COUPLE IN WISCONSIN WELCOME A PREGNANT GIRL NAMED TOOTIE TO THEIR HOME IN AN ENTERTAINING REVIVAL OF LEA FLODEN’S STAR OF HOPE…W DIRECTOR LORAINNE BARR  TELLS US ABOUT ABOUT BRINGING BACK THE PLAY AT SOWELU THEATRE AFTER 13 YEARS…AND IN THE LATTER PART OF THE SHOW…DMAE TALKS WITH ACCLAIMED PLAYWRIGHT KIM EUELL ABOUT HER PLAY THE DIVA DAUGHTERS DUPREE BEING PRESENTED BY PASSIN ART THEATRE,

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