Dmae Roberts talks on location with actress, director Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre. They cover everything from her featured role in Learn To Be Latina running May 1 – 31, 2014 and Milagro’s upcoming season as they close their current 30th anniversary season. Tune in for a slice of life interview with a talented theatre artist juggling [...]
Join Dmae Roberts for an in-depth look at Oregon author Anna Sheehan and her debut novel A Long, Long Sleep. As a mix of young adult and science fiction, this impressive work is a futuristic take on the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty picking up AFTER the heroine wakes up. Dmae happened upon this Oregon writer after a friend introduced her to [...]
Dmae features Action Adventure Theatre’s new serial play in four parts - Sidekicks - a scripted improv comedy about the sidekicks of superheroes. We’ll hear from AAT’s Pat Moran and writer Emily Gregory about their process to create this novel approach to episodic stage plays. We’ll also hear about a staged reading of Philip Kan Gotanda’s Yankee Dawg You Die in the [...]
Guest host S.W. Conser features Oscar-winning filmmaker and the creator of Claymation, Will Vinton who’s teamed up with platinum-selling composer and musician David Pomeranz. They’re about to launch The Kiss at Lakewood Theatre with plans to take it to a Broadway stage. We’ll hear music from the production and find out how they’ve collaborated on this imaginative adaptation of The Frog Prince. [...]
Dmae Roberts features Katy Liljeholm of Well Arts Institute director Heath Hyun Houghton and actor Bonnie Littleton and writer Gary Gilbert from The Unexpected Guest, a new theatre performance written by people living with Multiple Sclerosis. We’ll find out how actors and writers worked together on an original collaboration.
Well Arts is a creative arts-in-healing nonprofit that produces original theatre writing [...]
Dmae Roberts features Portland Center Stage’s A Small Fire by Adam Bock. We’ll talk with the two lead actors. Peggy J. Scott and Tom Bloom. in the play to talk about what happens to two people when a partner falls ill. Both have extensive careers in regional theatre and well-known films and television appearances.
In the latter part of the [...]
Dmae features the 7th annual Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) which runs March 6 – 9, 2014 at the Hollywood Theatre. We’ hear from Christine Autrand Mitchell programming manager of POWFest and filmmakers Kimberly Warner (in studio) and special guest Joanna Priestly (via phone).
We’ll also hear a feature interview with playwright David Zellnic talking about [...]
Dmae talked to Morgen Ruff, exhibition program assistant and Nick Bruno, pr/marketing assistant both from the Northwest Film Center. They filled in for Bill Foster who was ill (get well, Bill!) and talked the 37th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF 37), February 6th- 22nd.
Featured music is David Ornette Cherry. Hear his music DavidOrnetteCherry.com.
(Show encores 11am Sat 2/6 on [...]
Fertile Ground City‐Wide Festival of New Work is back. Dmae talks with festival director Nicole Lane and two of the groups features: Playwrite with executive director/founder Bruce Livingston and Passin’ Art Theatre with director Jaye Austin Williams of American King Umps.
Now in it’s sixth year, Portland plays host to hundreds of playwrights, actors, dancers and designers and performing [...]
Dmae features David Henry Hwang, Tony award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly, The Dance and the Railroad and Chinglish which soon opens on Jan. 11-Feb. 9 at Portland Center Stage. For the last 30 years, Hwang has had a prolific career on the stage and screen and expanded into opera projects with Phillip Glass and musical theatre adaptions like Disney’s Aida with Elton [...]
Join Dmae for a special look David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish at Portland Center Stage with director May Adrales and actors Tina Chilip and Peter O’Connor. We’ll hear about what’s like to work on a bilingual Chinese/English play and about the cultural and language differences permeating this comedic look at international relations.
Delving deeply into language barriers [...]
In a special 11:30am edition of Stage & Studio, features POV Dance about an unususal dance and multimedia installation performance in the historic landmark building Leftbank. Dmae talks with POV co-artistic director Noel Plemmons and Mandy Cregan and project designer/ filmmaker Patrick Weishampel
POV Dance presents 3×3, an original architecturally-based work of contemporary dance, set in the three integrated buildings [...]
Stage & Studio presents a special documentary from the “Crossing East” Asian Pacific American history series, winner of the 1996 Peabody award. This is excerpted from the “Raising Cane” segment by Robynn Takayama and Dmae Roberts. For more info on the series visit: http://crossingeast.org
PART ONE: “Hard Labor” narrated by Dann Seki.
First they used Hawaiian labor on the plantations. [...]
Sometimes you just want Scrooge to sing and all the characters to do acrobatics. That’s what happens in A Circus Carol, the brainchild of Wanderlust Circus and 3 Leg Torso. Dmae talks with Noah Mickens of Wanderlust who plays Scrooge and Bela Balogh of 3 Leg about their collaboration and we’ll hear clips from the [...]
Finding holiday fare to produce in a theatre season can be a difficult task. A theatre can only do so many Charles Dickens and Christmas movie adaptations before looking for more offbeat choices. Dmae focuses on two plays that are wildly different from each other: Artists Repertory Theatre’s Xmas Unplugged directed by Louanne Moldovan and Rusty [...]
For 19 years, Portland Revels has brought a festive blend of folklore, music, dance and cultural traditions all year long to culminate in the spectacle production of Christmas Revels (Dec. 6-15). Join Dmae for a talk and live concert with executive director Debby Garman, Vagabond Opera’s Eric Stern and director Bruce Hostetler. We’ll hear tales and [...]
The power of a great story and a classic play re-imagined
Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Story Theater about their New Works Solo series, Singlehandedly, with co-founder Lynne Duddy and guest artist Denis Gessing. Then we’ll hear about the enduring legacy of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town. John Berendzen tells us about Liminal’s multimedia 2.0 version of [...]
What’s it like to be a Wesen or a Hexenbiest? For the last two years, many area actors have found work on NBC’s hit show GRIMM. A cop drama inspired by a twisted version of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, the television show has brought work to actors, designers and crew throughout the Portland area. Dmae talks [...]
Dmae Roberts talks to New York Times bestseller list author Jamie Ford about his newest book Songs of Willow Frost. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two people—a 12-year-old Chinese-American boy with dreams for his future and a woman he believes to be his mother who is escaping her haunted past. Both [...]
Dmae Roberts talks with Emmy & Grammy- nominated comedian and actress, Margaret Cho who’s coming to Portland Nov. 15th at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Cho, who was host of Dmae’s 8-hour Crossing East Asian Pacific American radio series, has a new stand-up comedy show called MOTHER. We’ll hear about her tour experiences, creative process, her music, [...]
The fairy tales of Oscar Wilde at Shaking The Tree Theatre and a racial pride and prejudice story at defunkt Theatre. Artistic director Samantha Van der Merwe joins Dmae with playwright Karin Magaldi and actor Samson Syharath of Wilde Tales. We’ll hear about lesser known tales of self-sacrifice and loyalty.
And then we’ll feature defunkt [...]
What immediately drew me to Julie Wu’s debut novel The Third Son were the similarities of her setting and time to my mom’s story and history.
Set in Taiwan during World War II, the novel opens in 1943. An eight-year-old boy named Saburo, lives in fear of his abusive family one moment and is running for [...]
New season openings abound in September. Dmae talks international and national dance with White Bird’s Walter Jaffe and Paul King and then she checks in with Sarah Jane Hardy artistic director of NW Children’s Theatre’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’ adapted from Roald Dahl’s novel. (Encores 11am Sat (9/21) on KZME 107.1FM)
Now in it’s 16th season, [...]
Dmae talks with artistic director Angela Mattox and dancer Linda Austin about the Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) September 12th–22nd. We’ll also hear music from Third Angle New Music Ensemble preparing for their TBA performances.
Angela Mattox & LindaAustin
TBA, a Portland tradition, brings together inter-disciplinary innovative contemporary art performances, exhibits, installations in movement, performance, music, visual art, [...]
In The Mix: Conversations with Artists…Between Races by Dmae Roberts is a radio exploration of mixed-race artists. Through the voices of artists who have dedicated their lives to building bridges and talking about interracial experiences through their art. This part two of a one-hour documentary Jan. 12, 2008.
In this half-hour you’ll hear Novelist Lisa See (Peony [...]
Join Dmae Roberts and guest speaker David F. Walker, a filmmaker, writer and culture critic and a leading expert in 70s blaxploitation films. Walker talked with students at MHCC’s Integrated Media non-fiction filmmaking class and commented the lack of color and racial diversity in most media today as well as what it takes to make [...]
Veteran filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald has built a career taking on danger zones and tough subjects and creating beautiful and moving documentaries. Dmae Roberts features his newest work-in-progress project Oregon Divide looking into the contentious and controversial issue of gun control. We’ll also hear an excerpt of his talk last Spring at MHCC’s Integrated Media program. [...]
To remember Hiroshima day, Stage & Studio features actress and dancer Chisao Hata who performed an American play in Hiroshima. Breaking the Silence is a bilingual play about the Japanese American experience. She talked with Dmae Roberts before her trip to Japan. And in the latter part of the show, we hear from Dr. Jennifer Conrad, [...]
Nothing binds you together nor tears you apart like family, especially if it’s a Sam Shepard family. Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab brings us True West, Shepard’s tale of sibling rivalry. Dmae talks with artistic director Devon Allen and actors Matt DiBiasio and Kenneth Baldino who portray the two brothers. And in the second half, [...]
Filmmakers Cynthia Lopez and Juvie Hall want to talk to women roller derby players around the world. Join Dmae for a look at the their new work-in-progress documentary series Flat Track Around The World that filmed in Mexico. We’ll hear clips from the film and find out how they’re getting ready for their next round of [...]
Join Dmae for a special hour-long show on summer Shakespeare. We’ll hear about Portland Shakespeare Project’s Taming of the Shrew and their companion play deconstructing Petruchio. And then we’ll travel to Ashland for a talk with actress Nell Geisslinger who’s performing a sizzling rocker Katherina in Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Taming of the Shrew. And in [...]
Pitch To Mix Workshop
Instructors: Dmae Roberts & Clark Salisbury
Two separate workshops on two different weekend dates to choose from:
August 3rd & 4th
Times: Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
Location: Mt. Community College’s Integrated Media Program.
Cost: $285 (for early registration by July 30th- afterward $300)
Contact: MediaRites @ aol.com
Explore the art of the audio feature story with Peabody-winning MediaRites [...]
Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom recently came to talk to Dmae Roberts’ nonfiction filmmaking class at Mt. Hood Community College’s Integrated Media Program. He talked about his career of making films depicting the grit and grace of life. Hear his inspiring talk to emerging filmmakers featuring his critically successful film Alien Boy: the life and death of James Chasse which [...]
Portland Center Stage and an award-winning team of Broadway veterans are creating a world premiere musical based on the film ‘Somewhere in Time’- a time travel fantasy that starred the late Christopher Reeve. Dmae Roberts talks with Ken Davenport who first fell in love with the movie and aimed to create a new book for [...]
A new look at two classic Lesbian and Gay plays: The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman and The Boys In the Band by Mart Crowley. defunkt Theatre with director Jon Kretzu gives two plays that broke new ground to focus on homosexuality in mainstream America. Well hear from the director and two defunkt members, Grace [...]
Ursula K. Le Guin’s gender defying groundbreaking novel “The Left Hand of Darkness” gets a new original stage adaptation by two of Portland’s more innovative theatres. Portland Playhouse and Hand2Mouth Theatre have been collaborating with esteemed award-winning author Le Guin on this new staging. Dmae Roberts talks with Ursula K. Le Guin, director Jonathan Walters [...]
The debut of Ten Chimneys by Jeffrey Hatcher, marks Artists Rep’s first change into a new direction with soon to be artistic director Dámaso Rodriguez. Join Dmae Roberts in an engaging talk with Rodriguez and veteran actress Linda Alper who appears in the West Coast premiere of Ten Chimneys under Rodriquez’ direction. Find out more about [...]
Tune into Stage & Studio for an in-depth and intimate talk with author Cheryl Strayed. The last year and a half has been a whirlwind of success for Strayed with “Wild” hitting #1 on the NY Times Bestseller list, an Oprah Book Club selection and a film option. But her writing success has been a [...]
An inspiring tale of a young women dream to be an international soccer star. That’s the focus of Guapa by Caridad Svich a world premiere play at Milagro Theatre. Dmae Roberts finds out about this new work with artistic director Olga Sanchez. We’ll also hear from Jorge Huerta, leading Latin American Theatre expert.
In the second half. [...]
Stage & Studio takes a look at Sowelu Theatre’s Hard Times Come Again No More, by Martha Boesing which is based on four stories by activist/writer Meridel Le Sueur. Dmae Roberts talks with Sowelu’s Lorraine Bahr and Martha Boesing. Then in the latter part of the show a Writer’s Read segment with writer Bing Bingham in northern, [...]
A conversation with Philip Kan Gotanda, one of the most prolific and successful playwrights in the country. He was at Portand’s Reed College to speak for their Aloud series. Dmae Roberts talks with Gotanda about the unexpected pathway of his career, several of his plays and films and his experiences adapting his Japanese American family [...]
Get an overview of the 36th Portland International Film Festival with Bill Foster, executive director of the NW Film Festival. He’s joined by Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom whose documentary Alien Boy: The Life And Death of James Chasse. Dmae Roberts has this overview of PIFF 36 plus more about Portland filmmakers featured at the festival [...]
Hear about the work of Peabody-winning radio producer and writer, Scott Carrier. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Carrier has produced documentaries that have been heard on nearly every major public radio show including This American Life. His stories have been published by Harpers, Mother Jones, Esquire and Rolling stone and is the author of [...]
Dmae Roberts talks with Playwright Susan Mach about her two new world premieres. Playwrights can labor for years (and do!) without the fortune of a professional production. This fall Mach opened two plays, The Lost Boy at Artists Repertory Theatre and A Noble Failure at Third Rail Repertory Theatre.Both shows are running as part of the Fertile [...]
Dmae Roberts and MediaRites presents Ing ‘Doc’ Hay-Frontier Herbalist as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. In the dry sagebrush hills of Eastern Oregon, a thriving Chinatown emerged, thanks in large part to an unusual doctor named Ing Hay. His medical practice was located in a general store named the Kam Wah Chung in John [...]