Backstage with Triangle & Open Studio with Heather Soderberg

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 09/13/2011

Dmae Roberts presents two audio tours. First we go backstage at Triangle Productions's new space. Managing Director Don Horn shows us around "The Sanctuary" and tells us how he produces a season of plays. Then we go to Cascade Locks, OR and talk with sculptor Heather Soderberg and find out how she creates large-sized statues. Finally Dmae has thoughts about the loss of summer.

Don Horn has been producing plays for Triangle Productions for more than 20 years. The plays he chooses have often been shocking, risque, entertaining and englightening. The plays often appeal to gay and straight audiences alike. Dmae talked with Horn as he was getting ready to start a new season which include Maybe Baby, It's You (read review), The Big Bang, The Irish Curse and the original play he's writingGracie, about a famed Portlander Gracie Hansen who ran a burlesque show at the Hoyt Hotel in the 1970s. Dmae talked with Horn and got a backstage tour of his new space, The Sanctuary.

In the second part of the show, Dmae dropped by the studio of Heather Soderberg in Cascade Locks, OR. Soderberg is known for her life-size sculptures. Her most well-known work is that of Sacagawea, the famed Native American heroine and guide to Lewis and Clark.

Soderberg has been creating scuptures since she was two years old when her father gave her some soft wax. She instantly sculpted impressive figures and became a child prodigy. Father and daughter often still work together on occasion. In 2009, Soderberg became the only woman to own a bronze foundry in the U.S.

And finally Dmae presents a personal essay about loss and the end of summer.

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