Dmae Roberts talks with Sarah Jane Hardy artistic director of Northwest Children's Theatre and Scenic Artists John Ellingson about the fantastical work of "Narnia" - a musical based on the much-loved children's books "The Chronicle of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis. The NWCT production runs through Jan 3, 2010. And in the latter part of the show KBOO Producer Paula Small reviews Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" adapted by Mead Hunter for the Portland Center Stage production.
Host Dmae Roberts features JAW: A Playwrights' 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.
Artists Repertory Theatre got a head start to their season and unveiled their co-production with the Sydney Theatre Company. ART has had a long history of international collaboration, but this new production of Eugene O’Neil’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” starring acclaimed actor William Hurt.
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Allen Nause, Todd Van Voris and Stephanie Mulligan who also traveled to Australia to work on the production. She also presents an Oregon Treasures feature story focused on Artistic Director Allen Nause who most people in the theatre community regard as an enduring and visionary force behind ART.
Host Dmae Roberts features an in-depth and lively interview with Northwest Writer Ivan Doig.
A prolific writer of books set in the American West, Doig talks about his latest novel, Work Song set in the bustling international melting pot of Butte, Montana of 1919. Doig talks about his research on the effects of mining on the land, the workers and the citizens who form a diverse community often at odds with the mining company that rules so many of their lives.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of “Merchant of Venice”, directed by Bill Rauch and starring Anthony Heald as Shylock is a magnificent indictment on the cost of prejudice. Set both in contemporary and Elizabethan times, it rings true to today’s issues while still balancing the comedy and the tragic elements of this fine Shakespeare play.
Producer Dmae Roberts presents an encore broadcast of her documentary profile of legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin. The author of 40 plus 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 on December 7th at 11am on KBOO 90.7 FM, Le Guin shares thoughts about her work and the Oregon landscapes that have inspired her. This show originally aired on November 2, 2010.
Host Dmae Roberts presents a membership edition of Stage & Studio featuring Native American Storyteller Ed Edmo from Tears of Joy Theatre's "Bridge of the Gods." This play tells the tale of the legendary Klickatat version of the fight between two chieftain brothers that caused the great land bridge in the Columbia Gorge to fall. In this program, Edmo tells the story of the Bridge of the Gods and shares some of his poetry, including his poem, "Indian Education Blues".
Tune in Tuesday March 8th at 11am on KBOO 90.7FM forSecret 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.
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Oregon author Jane Kirkpatrick. She's authored more than 20 books and is an Oregon Book award finalist for "A Flickering Light." Her latest is "The Daughter's Walk" which is based on the true story of a mother and daughter in 1896 who both walked from Spokane, Washington to New York City to save the family farm.
Host Dmae Roberts presents a feature story by Tali Singer about 'A Somewhat Secret Place' an exhibition of art, literature and performance curated and created by artist Catherine J. H. Miller. This is Pushing Boundaries show about the intersection between fine art and disability pride art.
Producer Tali Singer worked with Dmae Roberts to bring this profile of Miller and her project that combines art and awareness to create disability pride art in Portland.
Dmae Roberts talks with veteran media artist Rose Bond about her work on large-scale animations and her teaching of Boundary Crossings' an institute on animated. Also featured is Daniela Repas of DripDrop Productions. They're debuting Pre-Nostalgic, DripDrop’s new animated installation of sound, sculpture, and drawing. DripDrop tells us about the installation, which has been two years in the making.