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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Stage and Studio on 05/01/12

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Tue, 05/01/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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A personal memorial for Dmae's mom.

Join Dmae Roberts for a special radio memorial on the 10th anniversary of her mom's death. Remembrance: On Time And Distance is part memoir and a collection of radio pieces she's produced about the complex ties that bind a mother and daughter.

For Remembrance: On Time And Distance, Dmae presents excerpts from Mei Mei and The Journey of Lady Buddha. She recounts her weekend trip to Taiwan to rescue her mom when she fell ill and plays her piece Messages from the phone messages she saved while taking care of her mom in her final years.

Stage and Studio on 04/24/12

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Tue, 04/24/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Don Horn of Triangle Productions' new play on PDX luminary + sound piece by artist Linda Hutchins

With three books and a new musical called Gracie, Triangle Productions' Don Horn is making sure that Gracie Hansen won't be forgotten. Best known as the "Queen" of the '62 Seattle World's Fair, Hansen ran the Roaring 20's Room in Portland for five years, before taking a stab at running for governor of Oregon. We'll talk with Horn and Julianna Jaffe who's portraying Gracie Hansen.

Stage and Studio on 04/17/12

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Katy Liljeholm, artistic director of Well Arts plus poetry on time and distance

Healing through art with Well Arts Institute, an 11-year-old nonprofit theatre that focuses on people with physical or mental illness and pairs them with actors to perform their stories. Dmae Roberts talks to Katy Liljeholm, artistic director of Well Arts about their 'Beautiful Minds' project. In the latter part of the show some Writers Read poetry on the theme of time and distance in honor of National Poetry Month. Airs Tues 4/10 11am on KBOO 90.7 FM.

Stage and Studio on 04/10/12

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Portland PLayhouse's 'Brother/Sister Plays'

11am Tues 4/10 on KBOO 90.7FM, Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Playhouse about three African American plays performed in repertory. Artistic director Brian Weaver and actors Bobby Bermea and Ramona Alexander join for The Brother/Sister Plays running in repertory till May 13.

The first play is called IN THE RED and BRown Water (PART I)

Description: Oya runs -- fast enough to win a scholarship out of the projects. But then the grief of family and the spirits of the bayou tear up the path beneath her swift feet, threatening to pull her beneath the waters. How strong is the song of Oya’s run and can she outpace the call of fate?

Plays are presented in two parts in repertory:

Stage and Studio on 04/03/12

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Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Storytellers & Singers

Dmae Roberts features the 8th Annual Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival  in Hillsboro and talks with organizer Heather Waisanen and Oregon storyteller Leslie Slape. In the second part of the show, she features an opera based on the tragic life of French sculptor Camille Claudel and her love affair with Rodin.

Stage and Studio on 03/27/12

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Tue, 03/27/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Six Actors talk about OSF's The White Snake & RepresentAsian

Tune in 11am Tues 3/27 on KBOO 90.7FM Host Dmae Roberts presents a Making Change special with six Asian American actors at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival currently performing in The White Snake, an original adaption of a beloved Chinese legend.

Stage and Studio on 03/20/12

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Tue, 03/20/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Two New Concerts - one Linda Austin dance & another from Portland Taiko

11am on Tues 3/20 on KBOO 90.7FM, a talk with premiere choreographer/dancer Linda Austin of Performance Works Northwest about her upcoming show A head of time. We’ll also hear from Portland Taiko about their upcoming concert.

Stage and Studio on 03/13/12

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Tue, 03/13/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Special documentary about PHAME in Portland

Dmae Roberts presents a documentary special on Stephen Marc Beaudoin and PHAME. Dmae went to a rehearsal at PHAME as they got ready for a four-county tour and performance at Aladdin Theatre.  This is part of  ’Making Change’ – a series about the intersection of creativity and social/cultural change.

Stage and Studio on 03/06/12

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Tue, 03/06/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Hare In The Gate Productions New Film

Dmae Roberts talks with Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm of Hare In The Gate Productions about their film Amber Waves & Checkered Flags.

Stage and Studio on 02/28/12

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Tue, 02/28/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Black History Month special

Tues, Feb. 28th on KBOO 90.7 FM, Stage & Studio presents a Black History Month documentary, Our Fathers Who Aren’t In Heaven, produced by Michael Johnson. This half-hour piece originally aired in 1994 as part of Legacies: Tales From America, a 13-part series of multicultural personal stories produced by Dmae Roberts.

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Pendulum, Cymbeline, and WR 5

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Tue, 04/12/2011

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts reflects on the theme of  "Beauty" with the second Pushing Boundaries piece, this time featuring Pendulum Aerial Artswith artistic director Suzanne Kenney. Founded in 2000, Pendulum's innovative performances blend dance, drama, and storytelling with a circus flair. We'll also find out about NW Classical Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' and we'll have another Writers Read, this time a poem by Sandra de Helen with music by Cynthia Stillman Gerdes.

Suzanne Kenney

 

Producer Macon Reed with Dmae Roberts presents a sound collage profile on Pendulum Aerial Arts. Pendulum is both a performance company and a school. The company is made up of a core members, guest artists, and apprentices whose work crosses a variety of styles, from vaudeville to contemporary. .

"Pure Space"

They have several shows in April including hands-on at their Second Annual Community Day and Student Showcase on Sunday April 17. Pendulum presents a full show, "In the Studio",  on Saturday April 22 and 23. It features new works by company members. Both events are at the French American International School. Learn more at the Pendulum website.

Photo: Julia GazdagDavid Burnett, Dave Bodin, Melissa Whitney &Nathan Gale in CYMBELINE /NWCTC

 

Later in the show, Dmae talks with Grant Turner, the executive director of the Northwest Classical Theatre Company about the upcoming performance of Shakespeare's Cymbeline. We'll also find out what happening next season at NWCTC. Cymbeline tells the story of Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline. It's a fairy tale complete with an evil stepmother, a kidnapped princess, disguises, and a poisoned vial. Cymbeline runs April 22 - May 15 at the Shoe Box Theater, 2110 SE 10th Ave. For more information, check out the NWCTC website or call 971-244-3740.

Sandra de Helen, Photo: Gabriel Darlin

Finally, writer  Sandra de Helen reads a poem titled "Beautiful" for the fifth installment of Writer's Read. She lives and writes in Portland, Oregon. See her current work in Mom Egg, Stillwater Review,  Lavender Review: Night Issue, and “pay attention: A River of Stones.”

Also featured is music by Portland Pianist and Cynthia Stillman Gerdes from her new CD "Solo and Chamber Music" which debuts in a concert  on April 22ND AT 7:30 PM at the Reedwood Friends Church located at 2901 Steele St. in Portland.

Pushing Boundaries is funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

 

Macon Reed

 

Macon Reed is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, where she studied radio documentary production. She recently came back to Oregon after traveling throughout the country with her students as a documentary instructor at the Brown Ledge Gap Year Program.

 You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t have to miss a show.

And always browse our archive of shows at the official Stage and Studio website


 

 

 

fEARnoMUSIC and Sakura Festival

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Tue, 04/05/2011

 

Host/producer Dmae Roberts features the Portland premiere of The Juliet Lettersby fEARnoMUSIC, a 21st century classical ensemble.  Dmae talks with three ensemble members: violinist Paloma Griffin, singer Holcombe Waller, and cellist Nancy Ives. We'll hear music from the group and clips from The Juliet Letters. We'll also hear about their Young Composers Project and future events. And later in the show, Dmae takes us to the Sakura Festival.

Photo credit: Alica Rose

(clockwise) Angela Niederloh, Stephen Marc Beaudoin, Leah Yorkston & Holcombe Waller

fEARnoMUSIC presents the Portland premiere of  The Juliet Letters in collaboration with four talented Portland singers: Leah Yorkston, Holcombe Waller, Stephen Marc Beaudoin, and Angela Niederloh. The Juliet Letters is a song cycle Elvis Costello developed with the Brodsky String Quartet, a British quartet that has worked with Bjork, Paul McCartney and other pop musicians in addition to performing standard classical quartets.  The cycle is based on imaginary correspondence between a Veronese academic and people who wrote letters to Shakespeare's most famous heroine, Juliet Capulet. In “The Juliet Letters,” Costello and the members of the quartet crafted a series of dramatic songs and ballads, in which characters of varying ages and degrees of sanity tell stories of love, death, and betrayal, based on the letters.  Shakespeare’s dramatic heroine serves as a metaphor for the disillusionment that they all experience in some way or another.

Fear No Music ensemble/ Photo credit: Alicia Rose

 

The performance takes place Tuesday, April 12, 8pm, at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee Avenue, Portland. You can purchase tickets fromTicketmaster or the Aladdin Theater.

Sakura Festival 

Later in the show, Dmae brings us sounds from the first annual Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival. This year the event is benefiting disaster relief in Japan. Click here to learn more and hear the piece by itself.

You can also  hear Stage & Studio  live at the KBOO.FM or on 90.7FM live at 11am Tuesdays.

Richmond Elementary students at the Saukra Fest 

Or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t have to miss a show.

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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Tue, 03/29/2011

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts features the Portland Playhouse production of August Wilson's play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. We'll be talking to Portland Playhouse's Kevin Jones, director,and actors Julianne Johnson and Wendell Wright. Dmae also checks in Mari Watanabe of Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center about their Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival event April 3rd at noon to help  raise funds for disaster relief in Japan.

(Pictured left, Julianne Johnson, photo credit: Aaron Lee )

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by famed African American playwright August Wilson is based on the real life Gertrude Pridgett, better known as Ma Rainey(April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939).


Gertrude Pridgett Rainey known as Ma Rainey.

Wilson's play takes place in 1927 Chicago, at the beginning of the Black Renaissance.  At a recording studio in the heart of the city a group of musicians and a record producer anxiously await the entrance of legendary blues singer Ma Rainey, known both for her music and her attitude. By the time Ma Rainey does arrive, the tension between the musicians has escalated to a fiery battle of wills. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is the third chapter in August Wilson’s ten-play "Century Cycle" that chronicles the lives of African-Americans through the twentieth century.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom runs April 6 - May 1 at the Portland Playhouse, 602 NE Prescott St. For more information or to buy tickets, go to the Portland Playhouse website. You can also buy tickets by calling 503-488-5822.


Mari Watanabe

Also in the show, Dmae checks in again with Mari Watanabe of the Oregon Nikkei Center. Since the devastating earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disaster in Japan, the center has been collaborating with Mercy Corps and other local organizations to provide aid. She'll also detail more Japan benefits including the Sakura Festival at the Japanese American Historical Plaza (Couch & Naito Parkway) event on April 3rd at noon to 3pm.

You can hear Stage & Studio at the KBOO website or on 90.7FM live at 11am Tuesdays.

Or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t have to miss a show.

And always browse our archive of shows at the official Stage and Studio website

Miracle Theatre, WR4 & Thoughts for Japan

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Tue, 03/22/2011

Dmae Roberts features Miracle Theatre's Boomcracklefly, a world premiere play by Charisse Castro Smith and directed by Olga Sanchez. Also this week  we have our fourth Writers Read segment with Ruby Murray from Puget Island, WA. And finally, we'll hear about Oregon Nikkei Legacy Centerand Portland Taiko benefits to help Japan's disaster survivors.

First up Dmae talks with Olga Sanchez, artistic director/director and actor Emily Gleason from Miracle Theatre.


Emily Gleason & Olga Sanchez

Boomcracklefly features a female impersonator in New York who falls in love with a a revolutionary  scientist  while  two acrobat sisters in Key West encounter  the ghost of Ernest Hemingway.

Meanwhile an architect in Havanna builds wings to fly away from his pregnant wife. These three worlds collide in this original play blending science fiction with magical realism.

This is a world premiere play by a young playwright who is graduating from the Yale School of Drama. Hear Emily Gleason perform an excerpt from the poetic script.

The show runs March 25-April 16 at Miracle Theatre at 525 SE Stark Street in Portland.


Ruby Murray

In our fourth Writers Read segment, we'll hear from Ruby Murray, a writer and photographer who lives in the Columbia River estuary. She is an enrolled Osage Indian, whose work focuses on people finding home within multiple cultures. She’s come to know the River and its history through her 1st generation Norwegian-American husband. A poem and photo-essay reflecting life on the Lower River was published in American Ghost, edited by Lillien Waller for Stockport Flats, 2011.


Mari Watanabe

And in the final portion of the show,we hear from Mari Watanabe, executive director of Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center about their how they've changed their focus on the Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival at the Japanese American Historical Plaza (Couch & Naito Parkway) event on April 3rd at 3pm to help  raise funds for disaster relief in Japan.  We'll also learn about Portland Taiko's benefit March 22nd at 7pm at Portland State University's Lincoln Hall.

You can hear Stage & Studio at the KBOO website or on 90.7FM live at 11am Tuesdays.

Or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t have to miss a show.

And always browse our archive of shows at the official Stage and Studio website

Actor Peter Macon at OSF and Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

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Tue, 03/15/2011

 

In this edition of Stage & Studio Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Actor Peter Macon, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. And producer Macon Reed presents a feature about Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, the debut story in the "Pushing Boundaries" series.

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Peter Macon in To Kill a Mockingbird at OSF

Peter Macon has been acting with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival since 2008. He's portrayedOthello and his favorite role Macbeth. This season he's in The African Company Presents Richard III, but currently he's portraying Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird--the show has already been sold out for months. Macon and Roberts discuss the racial issues that the play raises. Of Tom's relationship with Mayella, the white woman Tom is accused of raping, Macon says, "by virtue of them being friends, they're breaking the law of the South in a such a profound way. But it needed to be broken." Macon also shares a bit of his family history. His great-grandfather married a white woman in Alabama and both were chased out of town on horseback. Macon describes how that history impacted his portrayal of Tom Robinson.

Brian Lindstrom

In the second part of the show: Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom who makes films about people he says we put an ex through: ex-cons, people with long histories of drug addiction, mental illness, and homelessness. He uses his films to start conversations because he believes that when we witness another’s story, we can become invested in their lives. Lindstrom is currently working on Alien Boy, a documentary about Jim Chasse, whose death in the custody of Portland law enforcement officers in 2006 caused an outcry about civil rights and interactions between police and the mentally ill. 

Portait of Jim Chasse for "Alien Boy" 

Producer Macon Reed speaks withLindstrom about Alien Boy in the debut of a new, year-long Stage and Studio series called “Pushing Boundaries,” that profiles artists and organizations pushing physical, emotional, and artistic boundaries in their work.

This series is funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Macon Reed is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, where she studied radio documentary production. She recently came back to Oregon after traveling throughout the country with her students as a documentary instructor at the Brown Ledge Gap Year Program.

You can hear Stage & Studio at the KBOO website or on 90.7FM live at 11am Tuesdays.

Or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t have to miss a show.

And always browse our archive of shows at the official Stage and Studio website.

 

 

 

Pushing Boundaries: Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

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Tue, 03/15/2011

Producer Macon Reed worked with Dmae Roberts on a feature about Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, the debut story in the "Pushing Boundaries" series.


Brian Lindstrom

Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom who makes films about people he says we put an ex through: ex-cons, people with long histories of drug addiction, mental illness, and homelessness. He uses his films to start conversations because he believes that when we witness another’s story, we can become invested in their lives. Lindstrom is currently working on Alien Boy, a documentary about Jim Chasse, whose death in the custody of Portland law enforcement officers in 2006 caused an outcry about civil rights and interactions between police and the mentally ill. You can learn more about Chasse's story and see a photo from the arrest here.

Producer Macon Reed speaks with Lindstrom about Alien Boy. Reed worked as a production intern for a new, year-long Stage and Studio series called Pushing Boundaries that profiles artists and organizations pushing physical, emotional, and artistic boundaries in their work. This is the debut piece of the series.

Pushing Boundaries is funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.


Macon Reed

Macon Reed is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, where she studied radio documentary production. She recently came back to Oregon after traveling throughout the country with her students as a documentary instructor at the Brown Ledge Gap Year Program.

Click here for the full episode.

You can hear Stage & Studio at the KBOO website or on 90.7FM live at 11am Tuesdays.

Or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t have to miss a show.

And always browse our archive of shows at the official Stage and Studio website.

For more info on James Chasse :

http://jameschasse.blogspot.com/

More info on police statistics:

http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?c=44653&a=165909

Secret Asian Woman

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Tue, 03/08/2011

Tune in Tuesday March 8th at 11am on KBOO 90.7FM for Secret Asian Woman, a half-hour personal exploration of identity and Mixed Race by Independent Producer Dmae Roberts. Through her personal story, Dmae charts four decades of a search by multiracial peoples for a name. The politics of calling out racism has changed through the years as has identification. In this half-hour  documentary, Dmae talks with other Mixed Race Asian women with identities not easily recognized and addresses with humor the complexities involved in even discussing race.

Tune into Stage & Studio for this special encore broadcast of Secret Asian Woman on KBOO at 11 am, Tuesday, March 8. You can hear KBOO's live stream by clicking the button on the right, or listen on the radio at 90.7 FM in Portland.

Or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t have to miss a show.

And always browse our archive of shows at the official Stage and Studio website

Secret Asian Woman was produced by Dmae Roberts, with editorial consultation by Catherine Stifter and damali ayo. Original music by Clark Salisbury. Additional music by Teresa Enrico and Portland Taiko. Interviews with Velina Hasu Houston, Rainjita Yang Geesler, Julie Thi Underhill and Patti Duncan. Funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council Individual Artist program. You can learn more by going to Dmae Roberts' website.

Future of Web Series

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Tue, 03/01/2011

 

Harold Phillips & Micki Selvitella

Dmae Roberts explores the growing landscape of the web series via an actor, director and producer working on three different projects. Actor Harold Philips and Director Micki Selvitella, both theatre artists, will tell us what it's like to work on web series in Portland. Then Ryan Copple, co-creator of SyFy.com's Riese: Kingdom Falling will share his experiences working on one of the most successful web series that received 1.2 million streams in two months. 

Harold Phillips "Animus_Cross" w/DP Andy Batt, Leslie Garbett, Jerry Buxbaum & Writer/Dir AL Steen

 

Harold Phillips is a long-time Portland stage and film actor . He  has appeared in several web-based entertainment projects, including Lady Wasteland, Animus Cross, Vicky Vixen, the interactive movie The Outbreak motion comic Y-Me. He's involved with several online projects at various stages of development, including Born Hero currently in production) The Episodic Adventures of Dex Dixon - currently in development) and Vicky Vixen . 

'F22" starring Mandy Stefanczak

 

Micki Selvitella has directed many productions in Portland theatres.When a college friend pitched her an idea for a web series pilot, she was intrigued. Selvitella directed and was head writer of the first episode ofF22.  F22 is an action/suspense sci-fi series that focuses on a young photographer who's been told her parents died in a car crash. Years later, she's given some old footage showing her parents were killed by a shadowy government agency.

Ryan Copple of 'Riese' 

Ryan Copple is a Vancouver, BC writer, editor and co-creator (with Kaleena Kiff) of the award-winning steam-punk digital series Riese narrated by Sanctuary and Stargate SG1star Amanda Tapping. The series began as an indie online series and then was picked up for season 2 by the SyFy Channel to run online last fall. The series featured actors from many well-known television series.Riese was so successful that SyFy ordered another indie online web series called Mercury Men.

We'll find out if web series are the new way for television and film projects to get their foot into the door of network and cable channels.  Join us for a fun talk about the broadening creative world of the digital series.

You can hear Stage & Studio at the KBOO website or on 90.7FM live at 11am Tuesdays.

Or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t have to miss a show.

And always browse our archive of shows at the official Stage and Studio website

 

Ryan Copple: "Riese" And Beyond

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Tue, 03/01/2011

 

Host Dmae Roberts talks with Ryan Copple is a Vancouver, BC writer, editor and co-creator (with Kaleena Kiff) of the award-winning steam-punk digital series Riese narrated bySanctuaryand Stargate SG1 star Amanda Tapping. The series began as an indie online series and then was picked up for season 2 by the SyFy Channel to run online last fall. The series featured actors from many well-known television series.Riese granered 1.2 million streams and was so successful that SyFy ordered another indie online web series called Mercury Men.

 


Ryan Copple

 

Highlights from Copple's interview on Stage & Studio:

- It is now easier than ever before for artists to distribute their work. Anyone can upload videos to sites like YouTube or Vimeo.

- Web series are shot with small screens in mind. But that doesn't mean skimping on quality. Ryan Copple and the rest of the team behind Riese say: "We never wanted to be good enough for the web. We just wanted to be good."

- Copple talks about some new projects and irons in the fire after the success of Riese and details the international launch of the series.

 


RIESE: KINGDOM FALLING Pictured: (l-r) Christine Chatelain as Riese, Fenrir, Sharon Taylor as Amara, Patrick Gilmore Trennan -- Photo by: Syfy

 

- New media is interactive and multi-platformed. Before Riese was launched, the creators released an alternate-reality game that set up the story.

- One of the best things about the future of the web series: creative freedom. "Don't be afraid to get your story out there," Copple says, "That's the beauty of the web, is you can just tell whatever you want to tell."

You can hear Stage & Studio at the KBOO website or on 90.7FM live at 11am Tuesdays.

Or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t have to miss a show.

And always browse our archive of shows at the official Stage and Studio website

 

Kid Simple and Writers Read 3

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Tue, 02/22/2011

Dmae brings us Jordan Harrison's "Kid Simple: A Radio Play In The Flesh" directed by Tom Moorman, Sarah McGregor and JR Wickman at Coho Productions which runs through March 26th. We also hear the third installment of the Writers Read series which focuses on Northwest writers. This Writers Read features Poet A. Molotkov from Portland. This show aired February 22nd at 11am on KBOO 90.7FM and online at StageandStudio.org!

"Kid Simple" is described as a quirky surreal fantasy involving a high school inventor of a machine that picks up hidden sounds.

This makes the second play penned by Jordan Harrison to be running in Portland at the same time. "Futura" at Portland Center Stage opened early in February and ends March 27th.  Harrison is currently in production at the prestigious Human Festival in Louisville.

In this interview, Actors McGregor and Wickham describe their character's motivations and desires.

Tom Moorman talks about the benefits of collaboration on a technically rich show that mixes and speculative fiction/magical realism. We hear about his designers including James Crino's costume design, live sound foley and intricate sound design by Scotty Iseri.

We also learn about the challenges of self-production and about the cooperation between theatre companies in Portland.

"Kid Simple" runs till March 26, Thurs-Sat@8; Sun@2pm. Tickets: $25 or $20 for students, educators & 60+ and it's Pay-What-You-Can on Thursdays!

And we'll also debut Writers Read 3 featuring A. Molotkov, a Russian poet reading his poem "Say Me With A Dry Leaf." Find out how you can submit your own Writers Read segment. Submissions are open during 2011!

A. Molotkov is a writer, composer, etc., and a co-founder of the Inflectionist poetry movement (Inflectionism.com).  He is the author of several novels, short story and poetry collections and the winner of the 2010 New Millennium Writings and the 2008 E. M. Koeppel Awards for fiction, nominated for a Pushcart.  Molotkov’s fiction and poetry has appeared in over 20 publications, both in print and online.  In 2010, he spearheaded a poetry and music performance “Love Outlives Us”.  He often reads at a variety of Portland venues.

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