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Fertile Ground 2016

Jan 10, 2016 Comments Off on Fertile Ground 2016 by

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Dmae features the Fertile Ground Festival, Portland’s largest performing arts festival returning for its 8th year for 11-days. We’ll hear from festival director Nicole Lane about the new works features. She’ll be joined by two of the original shows debuting new work: Solo performer Faith Helma of I Hate Positive Thinking and playwright Sue Mach and actress […]

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Broken Promises + Rejoice!

Jan 02, 2016 Comments Off on Broken Promises + Rejoice! by

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Dmae Roberts features the world premiere play Broken Promises written by Olga Sanchez. We’ll talk with Danel Malan, founder and artistic director of Teatro Milagro and actor Giovanni Alva from the show. And in the latter part of the show, we’ll check in Oluyinka A. Akinjiola with Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater about their performance of Ancestry in […]

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Migrations End of the Year Special

Dec 27, 2015 Comments Off on Migrations End of the Year Special by

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For the last show of 2015, Dmae brings back profiles of West African guitarist and singer Parfait Bassale, Bhutanese poet Dilip Sunar with interpreter Suprina Koirala and the Tongan Sewing Circle led by  Kato Kakala Kavapalu and Kolini Fusitua. All were featured in Dmae’s special yearlong project Migrations which features immigrant and refugee artists. Join […]

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Imago’s ZooZoo

Dec 05, 2015 Comments Off on Imago’s ZooZoo

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Dmae presents the final production and tour of Imago Theatre’s ZooZoo. For more than 30 years, this family treat full imaginary animals and whimsical dance has delighted audiences around the world. Co-founders and co-artistic directors Jerry Maowad and Carol Triffle reminisce about this beloved show along with longtime performer Pratik Motwani. We’ll also hear what’s in […]

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Blended

Nov 14, 2015 Comments Off on Blended

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More than 42% of American families have at least one step-relative. That’s according to a 2011 Pew Research Center survey. Dmae Roberts talks with Portland writer and anthology editor Samantha Waltz who explores what it means to be a stepfamily from many different perspectives in her book  Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience, a collection of stories from […]

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Orlando + Junie B.

Nov 07, 2015 Comments Off on Orlando + Junie B.

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 A Tale of Two Title Roles. Dmae talks with two actresses at different times in their careers. We’ll meet actress Beth Thompson featured as Orlando at Profile Theatre and Kai Tomizawa, a 7th grader who is Junie B. Jones at Oregon Children’s Theatre. We’ll find out what it takes to be the title role for a […]

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Macbeth + Women of Troy

Oct 31, 2015 Comments Off on Macbeth + Women of Troy

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Dmae Roberts features two contemporary shows that are adapted from classical works. She talks with Kate Belden of Polymath Art Theatre and their adaption of Macbeth, a Dark Retelling and Jeffrey Puukka who adapted and directs Women of Troy for Play On Words. We’ll hear about the process of making classical works responsive to today. Both […]

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Passin’ Art + Remme’s Run

Oct 23, 2015 Comments Off on Passin’ Art + Remme’s Run

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Dmae Roberts talks with Passin’ Art Theatre about their explosive show on race dialogue in Tommy J & Sally by acclaimed playwright Mark Medoff with director Andrea White and actors Marcus Mauldin and Sarah McGregor.  And in the second half of the show, we hear from playwright Wayne Harrel about the world premiere of his […]

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