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Box Marked Black + Futility of Nicknames

Feb 21, 2015 Comments Off on Box Marked Black + Futility of Nicknames by

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Dmae spotlights two different writers: Damaris Webb who’s performing her autobiographical play The Box Marked Black about growing up mixed race and Matt Kolbet, a writer in Newberg who’s just published his debut novel The Futility of Nicknames which is inspired by some elements of his life but is an entirely fictional story. Two varied […]

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Tribes

Feb 15, 2015 Comments Off on Tribes by

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Join guest host Sarika Mehta for a focus on Tribes a play about a young man who is the only deaf member of his family that refuses to let him learn sign language or be involved in the Deaf Community. As a sign-language interpreter, Sarika offers a unique perspective as she talks with Deaf actor, Stephen Drabicki who […]

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Threesome + Dr. Ruth

Feb 07, 2015 Comments Off on Threesome + Dr. Ruth by

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Love. Sex. Therapy. Dmae presents a one-hour membership drive show for KBOO radio on the theme of love,  sex and yes therapy. In the first half, Dmae talks with the cast (Alia Attallah, Dominic Rains, Quinn Franzen) of Threesome by Yussef El Guindi at Portland Center Stage about the three-way dynamics of an Egyptian couple and a relative stranger. […]

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Actual Women

Feb 01, 2015 Comments Off on Actual Women by

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In her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, Maggie Gyllenhaal commented not the wealth of roles for “powerful” women but for “actual” women. Theatre as well as  film and television is often behind in portraying a wealth of women’s roles both on stage and behind the scenes. Dmae talks with directors and actresses JoAnn Johnson and […]

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Parfait Bassale & Migrations

Jan 24, 2015 Comments Off on Parfait Bassale & Migrations

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Dmae profiles guitarist and singer Parfait Bassale who is about to debut his new EP of original songs. Originally from West Africa, Bassale weaves joyous guitar melodies with his intricate vocals. He often sings about his experiences and introspections of immigrant dreams and daily life.  Bassale performs live and debuts some of his new songs […]

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How To End Poverty

Jan 17, 2015 Comments Off on How To End Poverty

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Dmae catches up with Michael Rohd, founder and artistic director of Sojourn Theatre. It’s been since 2010 when Sojourn produced an original interactive theatre piece in Portland. This time they’re teaming up with Portland Playhouse to debut the regional premiere of HOW TO END POVERTY IN 90 MINUTES. We’ll hear how Rohd and Sojourn have created a model […]

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Profile Theatre + Margaret Cho Speaks

Jan 10, 2015 Comments Off on Profile Theatre + Margaret Cho Speaks

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Dmae talks with Margaret Cho about her recent Golden Globes controversy. Then we focus on Adriana Baer (featured left0, artistic director of Profile Theatre about their new season of plays dedicated to the work of MacArthur-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. Each season the theatre chooses four plays by one playwright along with a staged reading series. […]

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FG Fest 2015

Jan 03, 2015 Comments Off on FG Fest 2015

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For the first show of 2015, Dmae Roberts spotlights the Fertile Ground, perhaps the largest city-wide Festival of New Works in Portland. We’ll get an overview from festival director Nicole Lane. Then we’ll find out about three of the events with Eric Nordin of  The Snowstorm, Turiya Autry of Roots, Reality and Rhyme and Miriam […]

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Faux Museum Closes + Best of Highlights

Dec 20, 2014 Comments Off on Faux Museum Closes + Best of Highlights

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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. […]

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3 Authors & Indy Publishing

Dec 13, 2014 Comments Off on 3 Authors & Indy Publishing

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Dmae Roberts talks with  three Portland authors about self and small press publishing. Martha Hull, Sandra de Helen and Patti Duncan represent three different genres of books: an artistic picture book, a murder mystery and a collection of essays. They all have new recently published books. We hear about their journey through funding, editing, design […]

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