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

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. 

Conduit Turns 20!

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Conduit Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season
Dmae Roberts welcomes artistic director Tere Mathern of Conduit Dance in downtown Portland. She was part of the collective of contemporary dancers who wanted to create a space for dancers to create new work to perform. She's been taking ont the day to day operations of Conduit. She'll tell us about the Dance+ summer festival of curated multi-discipline dance with veteran and emerging performers.

45 years of Portland Actor's Ensemble

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Portland Actor's Ensemble presents Shakespeare's "Antony & Cleopatra" + "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Portland abounds with summer Shakespeare but Portland Actors Ensemble has been producing Shakespeare in the Parks for the last 45 years. PAE kick things off a culturally innovative outdoor productions Antony and Cleopatra scheduled and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Portland's theatre community has committed to producing every Shakespeare play, sonnet and narrative poem  within a two-year period that started with 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and culiminates in the 400th anniversary of his death.

PHAME Turns 30

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
PHAME's 30th Anniversary Bash + Three Sisters Nixtamal

Dmae Roberts talks with PHAME executive director Stephen Marc Beaudoin and artistic director Jessica Dart about the  30th anniversary of the organization. Both are gifted artists who have worked to built PHAME into one of the premiere nonprofit community arts groups in Portland. We'll hear how PHAME has created arts training and activities for adults with developmental and physical disabilities and their families for the last 30 years. 

PHAME EVENTS include: 

PHAME @ 30 Birthday Bash
Thursday, June 26th at 7:00pm at the Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Ave. Portland, OR

Audio

Coming Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/30/2010

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 208 on about 188 public radio stations around the country.

Coming Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks takes us to Kodiak, Alaska where Alutiiq peoples work to save their language, cultural traditions and heritage by unlocking the secrets of the masks collected by French explorer Alphonse Pinnart in 1872.

When Pinnart died in 1911, he bequeathed the masks to the Chateau Musee, a small museum off the coast of Northern France. The collection survived two World Wars and were “rediscovered” by Alutiiq artists who began making pilgrimages to France in 2000 to see the artifacts of their culture. This led to an unprecedented sharing of history between the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak and the Chateau Musee.

Dmae Roberts as part of a USA Fellowship residency produced this documentary in collaboration with Earthsongs/Koahnic Broadcasting in Anchorage.  Host is  Shyanne Beatty and Associate Producer/Engineer is  Clark Salisbury.

136 years ago…
Alutiiq masks were taken
From Kodiak, Alaska
And given to France
And for a short time they are

“Where I go, you go, helper spirit.
You don’t know where I will come from,
The land or sea.

As I travel the universe, helper spirit,
Protect me…”

-From a song collected by Alphonse Pinart
in Eagle Harbor, March 1872

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FUNDERS FOR COMING HOME

Rasmuson Foundation
United States Artists
United States Artists – Alaska AIR
Alaska Humanities Forum

Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

National Endowment for the Arts

Wendy Westerwelle's "Soph"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/23/2010

Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Icon Wendy Westerwelle and Producer/Playwright Don Horn.  Triangle Productions is remounting “Soph: An Evening with the Last of the Red-Hot Mamas”Westerwelle’s hit show in Portland and Los Angeles.

Sophie Tucker was a Russian and Ukranian-born singer and actress known for her comic and risque songs in the earlly 20th century. She became known world-wide when she was in the Ziegfeld Follies and even got arrested once in Portland! Later in life, Tucker became a humanitarian and much loved all her life. Westerwelle created a show about Tucker that’s part comic monologue, part cabaret and burlesque.

Hear some of Sophie Tucker’s original songs and Westerwelle telling us a Soph joke or two live in the studio.

We also hear about Triangle’s “Sealed For Freshness” his original play that’s been running to great reviews in Portland.

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Wendy Westerwelle as Sophie Tucker

PHAME: Talent Revealed

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/16/2010

At PHAME Academy, talent rules. Dmae Roberts talks to Stephen Marc Beaudoin, interim excecutive director of PHAME.

In this episode of  Stage & Studio, we hear about this academy that provides classes and performing opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.

PHAME offers varied classes in music, theatre, visual arts and creative writing in Portland.

Beaudoin is joined by music director Ben Landsverk and student Anne-Marie Plass for an in-studio performance.

We learn more about the talent at the PHAME  Academy and hear about this organization’s creative fundraising efforts which includes a an online gift guide campaign and a musical Winter Gala event with PHAME’s 50 member choir.

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

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Walls of Heritage at OHS

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/09/2010

Host Dmae Roberts highlights the  Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals about to open at the Oregon Historical Society. Find out about the long and often overlooked history of African American murals.

And in the latter part of the show, Producer Tali Singer has an audio arts piece of a young woman converting to Islam.

Walls of Heritage book Robin DunitThe Walls of Heritage exhibit runs November 16, 2010 through February 13, 2011.

Dmae talks with two Portland muralists Arvie Smith and Adrienne Cruz as well as Robin Dunitz, mural historian and author who co-curated this national touring exhibit. Also on hand will be Marsha Matthews, OHS Director of Public Programs to talk about new changes at OHS.

 

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Ursula K. Le Guin: "Out Here"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 11/02/2010

How do you interview someone you've admired for decades? Producer Dmae Roberts recently found out when she got to interview legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin for the second time. The author of more than 40 books, Le Guin is a much gifted and prolific writer much loved by fans around the world. And in this half hour Oregon Treasures special, Le Guin shares thoughts about her work and the Oregon landscapes that have inspired her.

(photo left: Ursula K. Le Guin -Photo: Richard Jensen)

Best known for her literary science fiction and fantasy books, Le Guin crosses all genres. She recently published a book of poetry and drawings with photographs by Roger Dorband. Roberts visited with Le Guin recently to talk about her works and career.

Dmae also attended a book party for "Out Here" at the Looking Glass books. Le Guin said it was her very first book launch she's ever had.

Oregon Treasures is a special series with funding by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

This year long series produced by Dmae Roberts brings to light veteran arts organizations and artists who have made an impact for several decades on the artistic landscape of Oregon.

Throughout 2010, Stage and Studio will air these creative feature stories and highly produced half-hour specials of lengthy portraits.

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 don't forget to check out stagenstudio.com.

The Breast Cancer Monologues

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/26/2010

As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Stage and Studio presents a half-hour adaptation of The Breast Cancer Monologues.Originally a one-hour documentary collage with and about Breast Cancer Survivors produced by Dmae Roberts & MediaRites, the show features producers Kate Welch, Miae Kim and Anca Micheti and s actors Olga Sanchez, Caren Graham and Elaine Low.

The Breast Cancer Monologues was part of a year of arts outreach workshops with breast cancer survivors and  intricately weaves  interviews and readings about how breast cancer has affected the lives of women in America.

One in eight women in this country will develop breast cancer within a life expectancy of 85 years. Only 5-10 percent of breast cancers are linked to genetic history, yet there is little research as to the cause and the treatment can be as deadly as the disease. Breast cancer is still misunderstood and often a taboo subject.

In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the

The Breast Cancer Monologues address the myths and misunderstandings while giving voice to the women who know first-hand the effects of breast cancer.

Original Music was composed and performed by Maria de los Angeles Esteves

Master Engineer was Clark Salisbury. Graphics by Ping Khaw-Sutherland.

Interviews and writings by Jan Baross, Rita McDonagh, Hilda Bengston, Dawn Cottrell, Majorie Holland, Barbara Strasburger, Leslie Lischka, Teena Rodriguez, Tai Brown, Clara Welsch, Maria Pascu, Caroline Acuna-Guilartes, Monica Benson-Barros, Suzanne, Elizabeth, Joy, Michelle, Caroline, Monica, Jeannette, Nancy and Mira.

To order a CD or download of the entire program, visit MediaRites Productions.

For October: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're giving away free downloads of the documentary.Write a comment and have a chance to win a free download of the entire one-hour documentary program!

Arts outreach workshops were made possible with funding by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Oregon Arts Commission.

For more info about breast cancer, visit breastcancer.org and Breast Cancer Action.

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Olga Sanchez of Milagro Theatre

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/19/2010

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts features Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre, the Northwest's premiere Latino theatre. Learn about their new season, which includes Viva Don Juan, the Day of the Dead celebration, Duende de Lorca, Anna In The Tropics, Boomcracklefly and Lazarillo. We also find out about Sanchez' vision for the theatre and about her career as an actor and director.

Olga Sanchez in Milagro's Mariela In The Desert

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Olga Sanchez and Dmae Roberts

 

 

 

 

Olga Sanchez & Dmae Roberts

 

 

The Hillsboro Story and Eugene Ballet

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/12/2010

Dmae Roberts features The Hillsboro Story written and directed by Susan Banyas with original music by David Ornette Cherry. Banyas has been on a personal, historical and socialogical journey acting as a detective on her childhood experiences during the Civil Rights era. And in the latter part of the show Dmae unveils a feature story on the Eugene Ballet, Oregon's longest-running ballet company formed in 1978.

 This is a speicial one-hour membership drive edition of Stage and Studio.

LaVerne Green, Paige Jones and Susan Banyas Photo by Julie Keefe

The Hillsboro Story, presented by Artists Repertory Theatre, focuses on real stories from 1954‐56 Hillsboro, Ohio. Banyas brings to life the not‐so‐distant history of school desegregation in the early years of the Civil Rights Movment.

The Hillsboro Story weaves spoken word, movement and jazz followed by school and community touring across the country.

Taking a personal approach, Banyas tells the story of how a segregated Black elementary school went up in flames in Hillsboro, Ohio in 1954. That fire led five African American mothers in a school fight that became the test case for the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision a few months earlier.

Also on Stage and Studio is a special feature story on the Eugene Ballet Company.

Eugene Ballet Season

 

Dmae talks with founders Toni Pimble & Riley Grannon who started a ballet school in Eugene in 1978.

They had no idea at the time the school would grow into a $2 million dance company with original productions touring throughout the world. Eugene Ballet Company is on of the few ballet organizations with a woman leading as artistic director. She is also one of the few women in classical dance who choreographs. Listen to this  Oregon Treasures feature story on Eugene Ballet.

Riley Grannon & Toni Pimble founders of Eugene Ballet

Oregon Treasures is a special series with funding by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

This year long series produced by Dmae Roberts brings to light veteran arts organizations and artists who have made an impact for several decades on the artistic landscape of Oregon.

Throughout 2010, Stage and Studio will air these creative feature stories and  highly produced half-hour specials of lengthy portraits.

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 don't forget to check out the Stage and Studio website.

 

Eugene Ballet

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/12/2010


Eugene Ballet Season

 

Dmae Roberts talks with Toni Pimble & Riley Grannon , the founders of the Eugene Ballet Company.

When they started the ballet school in Eugene in 1978, they had no idea that it would grow into a $2 million dance company with original productions touring throughout the world. Eugene Ballet Company is on of the few ballet organizations with a woman leading as artistic director. She is also one of the few women in classical dance who choreographs. Listen to this  Oregon Treasures feature story on Eugene Ballet.

Riley Grannon & Toni Pimble founders of Eugene Ballet

Oregon Treasures is a special series with funding by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

This year long series produced by Dmae Roberts brings to light veteran arts organizations and artists who have made an impact for several decades on the artistic landscape of Oregon.

Throughout 2010, Stage and Studio will air these creative feature stories and  highly produced half-hour specials of lengthy portraits.

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 don't forget to check out the Stage and Studio website.

White Bird Dance

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 10/05/2010

 Why would two non-dancers spend the last 12 years bringing the best of national and international dance to Portland? Dmae Roberts finds out as she talks with Paul King and Walter Jaffe, the founders of White Bird Dance, about their 13th season.

Martha Graham Dance Company-Photo: JohnDeane

Featured are Lucinda Childs Dance, Gallim Dance, Martha Graham Dance Company, Doug Elkins & Friends' Fraulein Maria and Portland's Oslund & Co.

Also in this show is a special preview of Eugene Ballet's Cinderella opening at the historic Elsinore Theatre in Salem. Dmae talks with founders Toni Pimble & Riley Grannon.

Eugene Ballet's Cinderella

 

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Below: Paul King and Walter Jaffe in the studio

Paul King & Walter Jaffe

 

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