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David Henry Hwang, Master Playwright

Jan 05, 2014 Comments Off by

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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 […]

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POV Dance

Jan 05, 2014 Comments Off by

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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 […]

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Raising Cane: Hawaii’s Labor & Resistance

Dec 29, 2013 Comments Off by

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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 […]

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A Circus Carol

Dec 14, 2013 Comments Off by

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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 […]

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Rethinking Holiday Shows

Dec 07, 2013 Comments Off

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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 […]

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Portland Revels 2013 + OSF on Broadway

Dec 01, 2013 Comments Off

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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 […]

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Singlehandedly + Our Town

Nov 17, 2013 Comments Off

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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 […]

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GRIMM Actor Tales

Nov 09, 2013 Comments Off

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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 […]

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Jamie Ford: Songs of Willow Frost

Nov 02, 2013 Comments Off

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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 […]

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Margaret Cho: Comedienne, Actress & Singer

Oct 27, 2013 Comments Off

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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, […]

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