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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Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre about La Lu
 

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Episode Archive

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.

Moh Alileche

Program: 
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. 

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

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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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