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

Faux Museum Closes + Best highlights from SNS!

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Faux Museum is closing its doors soon & Best Highlights of 2014
Dmae talks with Tom Richards the curator of the Faux Museum, a conceptual art museum that boasts the world's last living Woolly Ant. The Faux Museum won't be renewing it's lease and will be closing its doors on Jan. 11, 2015 after two years of often offbeat and humorous exhibits created to spark critical thinking.  Since 2012 exhibits have included the "Tour de Faux!" bike event, "10,000 Years of Faux History," "The Liars Hall of Shame" and the "Monument of the 7th Dimension: Portal." We'll find out more about why Richards has been working on this dadaist art museum as performance art piece since 1991.

3 Authors On Indy Publishing

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
3 authors talk about the challenges and successes of independent and small press publishing.
Dmae Roberts talks with  three Portland authors about independent and small press publishing. Martha Hull, Sandra de Helen and Patti Duncan represent three different genres of books: Death's Daughter, an artistic picture book, a murder mystery and a collection of essays. They all have new recently published books.

Aasif Mandvi: No Land's Man

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Aasif Mandvi

Actor and writer, Aasif Mandvi, has a strong background in theatre and film, but gained recent fame as "Senior Muslim Correspondent" on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and for his role in the movie, Million Dollar Arm. He is also wrote and performed the award-winning one-man show, Sakina's Restaurant, which was turned into the film, Today's Special.

Oregon Ballet Theater

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Oregon Ballet Theater
For this week's episode of Stage & Studio, we have a very special program for you: The Oregon Ballet Theatre! They will be performing George Balachine's The Nutcracker, which runs Dec. 13-27th at the Keller Auditorium. What is unique about OBT is the diversity of their company and how this enhances the performers. 

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. 

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Ursula K. Le Guin: "Out Here"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 12/07/2010

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.

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. They are doing a series of readings which started with a book launch at Looking Glass Books in Sellwood. Roberts also visited with Le Guin recently at her home to talk about her works and career.

Dmae also attended a book party for “Out Here” at the Looking Glass Bookstore. Le Guin said it was the 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.

 

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

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

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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.

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

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

 

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.

And don't forget to visit the official Stage & Studio website

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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.

 

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