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

Stage and Studio on 07/20/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 07/20/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Portland Novelist Myrlin A. Hermes and her book The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet.

Dmae Roberts features Portland Novelist Myrlin A. Hermes and her book The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet. Hermes turns Shakespeare "topsy-turvy" bringing a fresh look and "prequel" to Hamlet.

Stage and Studio on 07/13/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 07/13/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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JAW: A Playwrights Festival 2010

Host Dmae Roberts features JAW: A Playwright's Festival 2010. She talks with Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan and the "Made In Oregon" playwrights: William S. Gregory, Sara Jean Accuardi and Ebbe Roe Smith. Their plays range in topics from the first African American officer in the U.S. military to a portrait of an elderly widow to the nightmares of a middle-aged man. All the staged reading events of JAW are free to the public and run July 17 - 25, 2010 at Portland Center Stage's Armory building.

Stage and Studio on 07/06/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 07/06/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Actors Conversatory Showcase & Filmusik's Gulliver's Travels

Dmae Roberts presents the graduation showcase of the Actors Conservatory Theatre July 14-17. Two students perform their monologues live in the studio and Artistic Director Beth Harper tells us about the school and the program. We also hear from Galen Huckins of Filmusik a group that performs original soundtracks live for classic films. Their next production is  "Gulliver's Travels" July 16-23 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland. 

Stage and Studio on 06/29/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/29/2010 - 1:25pm
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Michael Rohd, Sojourn Theatre's "On The Table"

Dmae Roberts talks with Michael Rohd, founder & artistic director of Sojourn Theatre about "On The Table"--his new project. The show brings together two different families, one in Molalla and one in Portland, as a way to break bread and engage two different communities in dialogue. The theatre event brings two audiences experiencing two simultaneous productions together via bus for a fictional memorial service of two family elders. "On The Table" was recently featured in American Theatre magazine.

Stage and Studio on 06/22/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/22/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Shakespeare In The Parks/Portland Actors Ensemble's "Pericles'

 Host Dmae Roberts talks with Shakespeare In The  Parks/Portland Actors Ensemble about their new production of "Pericles: Prince of Tyre" by William Shakespeare. The show just opened and will run through July 17th.

For the last 41 years, the Portland Actors Ensemble has brought Shakespeare to numerous parks in the Portland area. The group will also be performing “The Comedy of Errors” that opens July 31st  through September 6th. We'll find out why Shakespeare endures and how this group has been able to provide it for so long.

Stage and Studio on 06/15/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Hand2Mouth's Risk/Reward & Milagro's "Songs For A New World"

 Host Dmae Roberts presents two new summer productions: Hand2Mouth presents Risk/Reward Festival of New Works and Milagro Theatre opens"Songs for a New World" - a new musical co-production with Staged. We'll hear from Jerry Tischleder, the Risk/Reward festival and Chanda Hall, the artistic director of Staged.

What's it like to produce new work during the summer? We'll from two very different groups about the process and challenges.  Plus ticket giveaways! Photos: (left) Mike Pham, Risk/Reward, (right) Songs For A New World cast.

Stage and Studio on 06/08/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Sarah Slipper & James Canfield of NW Dance Project

Dmae Roberts talks with Sarah Slipper, founding artistic director  of Northwest Dance Project and Choreographer James Canfield, founding artistic director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre. Opening June 17th, Northwest Dance Project premieres four original dance works to celebrate their first anniversary in their beautiful studio and performance center in the heart of the Mississippi district over two weekends in June.  

Stage and Studio on 06/01/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 06/01/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Author Molly Gloss & Heroines of the American West

Host Dmae Roberts talks with one of Portland’s beloved authors, Molly Gloss at her home. Molly Gloss was a finalist the Pen/Faulkner award for American fiction foThe Jump-Off Creek about a woman who homesteads in Oregon in 1895 and won the James Tiptree Jr.

Stage and Studio on 05/25/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 05/25/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Dmae Roberts presents her 1990 Peabody award-winning documentary "Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song"

As a special program for Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Dmae Roberts presents her 1990 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.  "Mei Mei"chronicles Dmae and her mother, Chu-Yin, as they travel to Taiwan together. Interviews and dramatizations weave in and out to tell the story of a conflicted daughter and a mother who suffered abuse, starvation and the horrors of World War Two.

Stage and Studio on 05/18/10

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 05/18/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Two women making their own kind of performance

Dmae Roberts talks with two women producers who are doing their own kind of performance productions: Katie Tayler of Opera Theatre Oregon and Eleanor O'Brien of Dance Naked Productions. Both are artistic directors of independent companies producing their forms of non-traditional performance. They'll talk about the challenges and advantages of forming your own company to do work that might otherwise not be produced. Opera Theatre Oregon just opened "Hercules vs. Vampires" - a technicolor opera of a cult classic. Dance Naked Productions also opened "Inviting Desire" - an original work of erotic art based on a survey of hundreds of women. 

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Coming Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks

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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"

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Stage and Studio
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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.

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

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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.

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

And don't forget to check us out at the Stage & Studio website.

 

 

Walls of Heritage at OHS

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Stage and Studio
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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"

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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

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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

This is the final membership drive edition of Stage and Studio. 

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Olga Sanchez and Dmae Roberts

 

 

 

 

Olga Sanchez & Dmae Roberts

 

 

The Hillsboro Story and Eugene Ballet

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Stage and Studio
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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

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Stage and Studio
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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

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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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