Playwrights

Milagro’s 35th Season

Oct 20, 2018 Comments Off on Milagro’s 35th Season by

Dmae talks with Roy Arauz, producing creative director of Milagro Theatre. We’ll find out about thier world premiere show ¡Alebrijes! a Día de Muerto Tale written and directed by Georgina H.L Escobar  We’ll also find out more about the rest of their 35th season. (Aired 11am 10/23/18 on KBOO 90.7 FM or always on stagenstudio.com and always on  iTunes) Milagro presents the World Premiere of… […]

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Vera Starbard + Our Voices

Jun 17, 2018 Comments Off on Vera Starbard + Our Voices by

Dmae features Alaska Native Playwright Vera Starbard and her play Our Voices Will Be Heard that was first produced at Perseverance Theatre and adapted into a radio play by Native Voice One. The play focuses on the journey of a mother and daughter and infuses Alaska Native storytelling traditions to tell a story of childhood sexual abuse. We’ll hear […]

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3 Indigenous playwrights

Apr 01, 2018 Comments Off on 3 Indigenous playwrights by

Dmae features three Indigenous, female playwrights whose plays are being produced by the three top theatre companies in Oregon this spring. We’ll hear about Manahatta by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee) at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Mar. 28 – Oct. 27. And we’ll feature in-studio guests DeLanna Studi (Cherokee) who will talk about her play And So We Walked at […]

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Hands Up & Kevin Jones

Jul 15, 2017 Comments Off on Hands Up & Kevin Jones

Dmae features Kevin Jones, artistic director of the August Wilson Red Door Project and  actor Alonzo Chadwick and their ground-breaking touring production of Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments. The seven autobiographical monologues of this remarkable production were written by seven different Black playwrights who were originally commissioned by The New Black Fest in New York City after the […]

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Vanport Mosaic + OutWright

May 07, 2017 Comments Off on Vanport Mosaic + OutWright

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

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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Ignite at NEW + Stories From MacLaren

Jan 14, 2017 Comments Off on Ignite at NEW + Stories From MacLaren

Dmae presents two original works by dancer/choreographers Oluyinka Akinjiola of Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater and Subashini Ganesanat New Expressive Works (N.E.W.). They’re both collaborating on IGNITE on Jan.20–22. And in the second part of the show we hear from playwright Francesca Piantadosi about the workshops she conducted with youth in Stories from MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in a […]

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El Muerto Vagabundo

Oct 16, 2016 Comments Off on El Muerto Vagabundo

For its 33rd season Milagro Theatre has chosen the theme home. The season opening show is about people without homes. Join Dmae as she welcomes Milagro Theatre’s new producing creative director Roy Arauz and artist-in-residence Georgina Escobar who conceived and directed the season opener El Muerto Vagabundo, an original Day of the Dead play about homelessness.  (Aired 11am Tues 10/18/16 […]

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