Performing Arts

Vanport Mosaic + OutWright

May 07, 2017 Comments Off on Vanport Mosaic + OutWright by

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Dmae features two very different festivals. First up we feature Damaris Web and Laura Lo Forti​ co-directors of Vanport Mosaic that happens May 26-29 throughout Portland. The 2017 festival of events that highlights important history of Vanport communities and beyond. This year the festival includes staged readings of two new one-act plays about the American Dream, displacement […]

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AAPI Heritage Month

Apr 27, 2017 Comments Off on AAPI Heritage Month by

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May is Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month and events are heating up all over Portland. Up first we’ll talk with playwright Nandita Shenoy whose play Washer/Dryer gets its staged reading Oregon premiere by Theatre Diaspora. Shenoy created this play to present real life ethnically diverse cast with one South Asian character who is nearly autobiographical. As an actress she […]

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Two World Premieres

Apr 01, 2017 Comments Off on Two World Premieres by

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Dmae talks with director Rose Riordan about the world premiere play Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore at Portland Center Stage at the Armory through April 30th. Always personal and funny, Weedman turns life’s pain into memorable stories and this time songs as she takes on the alter ego of a country singer named Tami Lisa. Hear […]

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Tomas & The Library Lady

Mar 18, 2017 Comments Off on Tomas & The Library Lady

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Dmae talks with artistic director Stan Foote of Oregon Children’s Theatre. He’ll be joined by director Rebecca Martinez and actor Marcelino Hernandez from Tomás & the Library Lady. The show runs April 1st through 29th at the Winningstad Theatre. We’ll hear about the play that promotes literacy based on the true story of Mexican-American Tomás Rivera, chancellor of the University […]

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Brontë

Feb 18, 2017 Comments Off on Brontë

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Dmae welcomes Bag&Baggage Productions and the NW premiere of of Brontë by Polly Teale, a play about the famous literary sisters. We’ll talk with artistic director Scott Palmer and two actors Morgan Cox (who plays Emily Brontë ), Jessi Walters (who plays Anne Brontë). The play is being performed at the HIllsboro Public Library in a promenade style throughout the library. […]

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Black History Month Women

Feb 11, 2017 Comments Off on Black History Month Women

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Join Dmae for a one-hour membership drive Black History Month special focusing on three Portland productions about or created by strong women. First off we’ll visit with three actors from In the Blood by noted African-American playwright Suzan-Lori Parks produced by Portland Actors Conservatory. Then we’ll meet Maiesha McQueen starring as famed singer/actress Ethel Waters in His Eye is on […]

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Literary Lesbians + On The Edge

Feb 05, 2017 Comments Off on Literary Lesbians + On The Edge

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Dmae features three authors Lori L Lake, Louisa Kelley and Sandra de Helen featured in the upcoming event  Literary Lesbian Love: A somewhat romantic book fair! We’ll hear about their work, their literary event on Feb. 11th and what it takes to succeed in the Lesbian book market. And in the latter part of the show, Dmae checks in […]

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Forever Dusty at Triangle

Jan 23, 2017 Comments Off on Forever Dusty at Triangle

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Dmae talks with Don Horn, artistic director of Triangle Productions and actor Leah Yorkston who stars as the famed singer Dusty Springfield in Forever Dusty. We’ll talk about the show and hear some Dusty Springfield songs. We’ll catch up with the theatre company about the rest of their season as well as their Brown Paper Bag reading series […]

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