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Blended

Nov 14, 2015 Comments Off on Blended by

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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. by

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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 by

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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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Rope + DHH

Oct 04, 2015 Comments Off on Rope + DHH

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Dmae talks with director Rusty Newton Tennant about ROPE, an early play that Alfred Hitchcock turned into one of his most experimental films. The original play is about to open at Bag & Baggage Productions in Hillsboro. Then we catch up with Tony-award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang about his latest productions. Theatre Diaspora is producing […]

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How We Got On

Sep 26, 2015 Comments Off on How We Got On

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Dmae features Idris Goodwin’s HOW WE GOT ON, the season opener for Portland Playhouse. We’ll hear from director Jen Rowe, music director Mic Crenshaw and actress Ithica Tell from the production about to open September 30th-Oct. 25th.  We’ll also be joined by the playwright himself Idris Goodwin via phone! (Aired 11am Tues 9/29  on KBOO 90.7FM […]

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Unit Souzou-1 year later!

Sep 19, 2015 Comments Off on Unit Souzou-1 year later!

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More than a year ago, Dmae talked with Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe, co-directors of UNIT SOUZOU about the new company they created. Now they’re getting ready to premiere their first original work 88: Hachi Hachi for their anniversary as a married couple but also to celebrate more than a year of working steadily as Portland’s newest taiko […]

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Fall Shows

Sep 12, 2015 Comments Off on Fall Shows

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The fall theatre season is heating up and several shows are helping out KBOO’s Fall membership drive. Dmae presents a special one-hour edition with Nikki Massoud and Sathya Sridharan, who play Emily and George in  Portland Center Stage’s multicultural OUR TOWN, Don Horn of Triangle Production’s LOOPED featuring Margie Boule’ and Michael Mendelson director of Artists Repertory Theatre’s THE […]

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