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

Mei Mei the Film

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Film adaptation of "Mei Mei" from Award-winning radio documentary.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of her Peabody award-winning documentary Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song, Dmae Roberts is adapting this radio memoir docu-play into a film.  This memoir documentary screens 8pm, Nov. 21st at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St. in Portland. Doors open at 7:30pm with music and artshow. More info at MeiMeiProject.com.

Messages From a Forgotten Troopship

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Found tape and stories of soldiers during the Vietnam War
Stage & Studio presents a Veteran's Day special documentary: "Messages From a Forgotten Troopship"

Hear sound-rich stories from and about a Vietnam War-era troopship, in the voices of people whose lives were affected by the journey to war. From With Good Reason Radio.

Arthur Dong & Forbidden City, USA

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Awardwinning filmmaker Arthur Dong and his new book, Forbidden City, USA.
Dmae talks with Arthur Dong, a Peabody-winning filmmaker who has written a book based on his research and  film: Forbidden City, USA. Dong's 1989 film aired on PBS' American Experience program.  Now 25 years later, he put together a comprehensive document of photos and stories from the original performers from 1936-1970. (Hear the interview 11am Tues 11/4/14 on KBOO 90.7FM)

Read Dmae's Asian Reporter article on Arthur Dong's book Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs 1936-1970. 

 

Shaking The Tree Theatre + Organic Listening Club

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Shaking The Tree Theatre's Samantha van de Merwe + David Ornette Cherry's Organic Listening Club

Host Dmae Roberts talks features two original shows in different disciplines. First up, artistic director Samantha Van Der Merwe of Shaking The Tree Theatre talks about creating an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "Masque of the Red Death" with the writer so Playwright's West.  Joining her is actor Matthew Kerrigan (featured in the photo) who will perform a monologue as Poe from the play. 

La Santa Cecilia

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
La Santa Cecilia
La Santa Cecilia is a band whose music draws from Cumba, Klezmer, rock and many other forces! They hail from Los Angeles, where community politics and immigration issues serve as an inspiration from their music, as seen in this awesome cover of Strawberry Fields Forever and his chilling production of Ice El Hielo. They won the 2014 Grammy for Best Latin Rock Album for their album "Treinta Días". Their latest album "Someday New", is on sale now.

O Romeo & New Now Wow

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
'O Romeo' at Miracle Theatre & 'New Now Wow' at NW Dance Project
What would October be without a Day of the Dead celebration? Dmae Roberts checks in Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Miracle Theatre who has put together a new Dia de los Muertos meets Shakespeare's famous dead characters. We'll find out which Shakespearean character Sanchez has brought back to life (sort of) in this inventive concept. It's all part of Portland's 400th year anniversary committment to produce all of Shakespeare's sworks within two years. And in the second part of the show, Sarah Slipper artistic director of NW Dance Project fill us in on "New Now Wow" - three piece created by  world-class master choreographers including Portland's Minh Tran. 

PCS + White Bird Dance

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
One-hour with Portland Center Stage + White Bird Dance new season!
Support the arts on KBOO by tuning into a special one-hour Stage & Studio with Dmae Roberts. First up, we feature the Tony-award-winning broadway musical and Oscar-winning "Dreamgirls" at Portland Center Stage.

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.

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

Categories:
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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