Unit Souzou-1 year later!

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

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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La Luna Nueva

Aug 30, 2015 Comments Off on La Luna Nueva by

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre about La Luna Nueva that kicks off Milagro’s 35th season. This is maybe Olga’s last interview with Stage & Studio for awhile as the outgoing artistic director. She’ll be joined by Susan Addy, executive director of The Obo Addy Legacy Project and Charlie Okada,executive director […]

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PHAME + Claire Willett

Aug 01, 2015 Comments Off on PHAME + Claire Willett by

Dmae Roberts presents two new world premiere stage plays in August. First up we feature PHAME and their first commissioned play by Debbie Lamedman with music by Laura Gibson called Up the Fall, on Aug 22-29, 2015 at Artists Repertory Theatre.We’ll talk with Debbie Lamedman, PHAME’S artistic director Jessica Dart and Eliza Jensen, actor and PHAME student.  And in the second part […]

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Outwright Festival

Jun 05, 2015 Comments Off on Outwright Festival

Dmae Roberts features the OUTwright Theatre Festival with artistic director Rusty Tennant who’s directing the world premiere of the musical Under the Influence. We’ll also be talking with Under The Influence’s Ernie Lijoi, (playwright, composer, lyricist) and composer Kevin Laursen as well as Jack StockLynn who’s directing They Them Their by Leela Ginelle.The festival celebrates the LGBTQ contribution […]

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Parfait Bassale & Migrations

Jan 24, 2015 Comments Off on Parfait Bassale & Migrations

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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FG Fest 2015

Jan 03, 2015 Comments Off on FG Fest 2015

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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Shaking The Tree + Organic Listening Club

Oct 25, 2014 Comments Off on Shaking The Tree + Organic Listening Club

Host Dmae Roberts talks features two original shows in different disciplines. First up, artistic director Samantha Van Der Merwe of Shaking The Tree Theatre talks about creating an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death” with the writer so Playwright’s West.   Joining her is actor Matthew Kerrigan (featured in the photo) […]

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O Romeo & New Now Wow

Oct 11, 2014 Comments Off on O Romeo & New Now Wow

What would October be without a Day of the Dead celebration? Dmae Roberts checks in Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Miracle Theatre who has put together a new Dia de los Muertos meets Shakespeare’s famous dead characters. We’ll find out which Shakespearean characters Sanchez has brought back to life (sort of) the  inventive concept of […]

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