Multi-Discipline

Parfait Bassale & Migrations

Jan 24, 2015 Comments Off by

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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 by

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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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FG Fest 2015

Jan 03, 2015 Comments Off by

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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 by

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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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From Tonga to Tonkin

Sep 20, 2014 Comments Off

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Dmae Roberts presents a  two-part Stage & Studio focusing on the songs and stories of Tongan sewing circle in Portland as well as a play celebrating the heroic stand of Senator Wayne Morse, one of two congressman to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. First, off a feature on Portland’s Tongan community through the stories […]

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Conduit Celebrates 20 Years

Jun 28, 2014 Comments Off

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Dmae Roberts welcomes artistic director Tere Mathern of Conduit Dance in downtown Portland. She was part of the collective of contemporary dancers who wanted to create a space for dancers to create new work to perform. She’s been taking ont the day to day operations of Conduit. She’ll tell us about the Dance+ Performance Festival of […]

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Breaking The Silence

May 24, 2014 Comments Off

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Dmae talks with playwright Nikki Nojima Louis who has been featuring her Japanese-American oral history play Breaking The Silence to different communities around the country. Actress and dancer Chisao Hata and actor Larry Toda are featured in the staged reading of Breaking the Silence on 2:30pm on May 31st in collaboration with Portland Center Stage. We’ll talk […]

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The Jim Pepper Project

May 03, 2014 Comments Off

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Tune in for special membership edition featuring music of Native American jazz legend Jim Pepper in new original show at Triangle Productions. Dmae Roberts talks with playwright/director Don Horn about the legacy of Jim Pepper.  Horn is staging a music and storytelling tribute to this famed musician and features Chochise Anderson as Pepper, Edmo as his grandfather and performers Karen […]

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Well Arts – The Unexpected Guest

Mar 08, 2014 Comments Off

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Dmae Roberts features Katy Liljeholm of Well Arts Institute  director Heath Hyun Houghton and actor Bonnie Littleton and writer Gary Gilbert from The Unexpected Guest,  a new theatre performance written by people living with Multiple Sclerosis. We’ll find out how actors and writers worked together on an original collaboration.  Well Arts is a creative arts-in-healing nonprofit  that produces original theatre […]

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Fertile Ground 2014

Jan 18, 2014 Comments Off

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Fertile Ground City‐Wide Festival of New Work is back. Dmae talks with festival director Nicole Lane and two of the groups features: Playwrite with executive director/founder Bruce Livingston and Passin’ Art Theatre with director Jaye Austin Williams of American King Umps. Now in it’s sixth year, Portland plays host to hundreds of playwrights, actors, dancers and designers and […]

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