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“Merchant of Venice”

Sep 14, 2010 1 Comment by

Dmae Roberts just got back from another trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. This season has been one of the best ever.  She highly recommends taking a trip if you can to see the shows still running. “Merchant of Venice”, directed by Bill Rauch and starring Anthony Heald as Shylock is a magnificent […]

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 75th Anniversary

Jun 23, 2010 1 Comment by

One of the largest regional theatres in the country is located in a town of more than 21,000 people. With a budget of about $27 million dollars a year, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the only theatre in the country that performs two different plays a day on three different stages 10 months of the […]

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Allen Nause of ART’s “Long Day’s Journey”

Aug 15, 2010 1 Comment by

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Artists Repertory Theatre got a head start to their season and unveiled their co-production with the Sydney Theatre Company. ART has had a long history of international collaboration, but this new production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” starring Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt. Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Allen Nause, Todd Van Voris […]

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Jamie Ford’s ‘Hotel’

Nov 17, 2009 Comments Off on Jamie Ford’s ‘Hotel’

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Dmae Roberts talked with Jamie Ford, author of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” at the 2009 Wordstock Festival. This NY Times bestselling novel traces Seattle’s Internment history during World Wart II through the friendship of a Chinese-American boy and a Japanese-American girl. Also featured is music by Portland’s David Ornette Cherry. Jamie Ford is the New York Times bestselling author […]

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Henry Winkler and Dyslexia

May 11, 2010 1 Comment

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Henry Winkler Host Dmae Roberts features an exclusive interview with Henry Winkler about his new young adult book “Hank Zipzer: A Brand New Life. Actor Henry Winkler, best known for his playing “The Fonz” on the long-running show “Happy Days” recently came to Portland to debut his new book focusing on the learning challenges of […]

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Jessica Morrell

Feb 23, 2010 Comments Off on Jessica Morrell

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Jessica Morrell Dmae Roberts talks with Jessica Morrell about The Writing Life. This prolific writer and teacher shares her thoughts on writing through adversity and offers insights into the craft of writing. Morrell gives advice on how to construct a great story into a publishable work as well as how to handle rejection and struggle through […]

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Oedipus the King

Aug 28, 2010 2 Comments

Host Dmae Roberts features Oedipus the King and the It’s All Greek To Me festival (September 10-26) in Portland. She’s joined by Elizabeth Huffman, artistic director of Classic Creek Theatre of Oregon which is the only professional Greek Theatre festival in the country. Huffman is directing Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. Actor Trieu Tran leads a cast […]

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Actor Anthony Heald (Boston Public) plays Shakespeare

Jun 30, 2009 Comments Off on Actor Anthony Heald (Boston Public) plays Shakespeare

Dmae Roberts talks with Anthony Heald, star of Boston Public and Boston Legal and such films as “The Silence of the Lambs” is now a resident actor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He says that OSF in Ashland is the best experience he’s ever had on the stage and wouldn’t trade it for anything else. Anthony Heald

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