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

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.

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.

Audio

Portland Center Stage's "A Feminine Ending" and Black History Month events at IFCC

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 02/11/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Brook Bloom currently starring in "A Feminine Ending" at Portland Center Stage.  Bloom has recurring role in CSI: Miami and a new love of Portland.  In the second half of the show, Dmae finds out about Black History Month events at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center from Creative Director Adrienne Flagg. Featured music (with permission) is by local composer and performer David Ornette Cherry. 

 

  • Title: SNS 2-12-08
  • Length: 28:06 minutes (12.87 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

The 31st Portland International Film Festival with Bill Foster

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 02/04/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Foster, executive director of the Northwest Film Center about the 31st Portland International Film Festival. Bill offers his best picks and highlights of the festival that runs Feb. 7-23 this year.

  • Title: SNS 2-5-08
  • Length: 27:58 minutes (11.2 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

Steve Patterson of Pavement Productions and Allen Nause of the Artists Reperatory Theater

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program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 01/28/2008

Dmae Roberts hosts. She speaks with Steve Patterson of Pavement Productions whose new play “Dead Of Winter” is being co-produced with Blue Stockings.  Also Dmae interviews Allen Nause of the long-running Artists Repertory Theatre about “The Clean House."

Tears of Joy Theater's "Anansi" and Coho Theater's "Tales of Ordinary Madness"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 01/21/2008

Dmae Roberts hosts. Her topic is Tears of Joy Theatre's "Anansi," the classic African story of Anansi the spider.  And also features Coho Theater's production of Tales of Ordinary Madness.

David Gallic's "Off Book" and Alexa Wiley of Salmon Nation Artist Project

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 01/14/2008

Host Dmae Roberts guests are Portland playwright David Gallic about his world premiere comedy"Off Book," and Alexa Wiley of the Salmon Nation Artist Project.

Daniel Milan of Miracle Theater and James Moore of Defunkt Theatre

Categories:
program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 01/07/2008

Host Dmae Roberts spolights Miracle Theatre's world premiere of "Zapatista"
and Defunkt Theatre's production of “the communist dracula pagent”

Dmae Roberts talks with Sharon Knorr about her new show "Why I Can't Marry the Cute Beatle" and poet Li-Young Lee reads.

program: 
Stage and Studio

 SHARON KNORR ONE OF PORTLAND’S VETERAN ACTRESSES TALKS ABOUT HER NEW SHOW "WHY CAN’T I MARRY THE CUTE BEATLE?"   AND  A PREVIEW OF POET’S LI-YOUNG LEE’S WORK AS WELL AS A ROUND UP OF EVENTS AROUND TOWN. 

 

  • Title: SNS21908
  • Length: 23:52 minutes (9.56 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

Dmae Roberts talks with Sharon Knorr about her new show "Why Can't I Marry the Cute Beatle" and poet Li-Young Lee reads.

program: 
Stage and Studio

 SHARON KNORR ONE OF PORTLAND’S VETERAN ACTRESSES TALKS ABOUT HER NEW SHOW "WHY CAN’T I MARRY THE CUTE BEATLE?"   AND  A PREVIEW OF POET’S LI-YOUNG LEE’S WORK AS WELL AS A ROUND UP OF EVENTS AROUND TOWN. 

 

  • Title: SNS21908
  • Length: 23:52 minutes (9.56 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

 

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