Playwrights

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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The Liar + In The Next Room

May 31, 2015 Comments Off on The Liar + In The Next Room by

Dmae Roberts goes on location to Artists Repertory Theatre and Profile Theatre, which is one of the companies in resident there. First she talks to artistic director Damaso Rodriguez on opening day of the French farce The Liar newly adapted by David Ives and running till June 21st.. We get a heads up on the 2015-16 […]

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Stan Lai at OSF

May 22, 2015 Comments Off on Stan Lai at OSF by

Dmae Roberts talks with American-born, Taiwanese playwright and director Stan Lai who is considered the most produced Chinese language playwright and director in Asia. His 30 plays dealing primarily with Taiwan’s history have been widely performed in mainland China despite the troubled relationship between the two countries.  Stan Lai’s best-known play Secret Love in Peach Blossom […]

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Olga Sanchez News

May 10, 2015 Comments Off on Olga Sanchez News

Dmae Roberts talks with Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre in Portland. After 12 years of strengthening the Spanish language shows, creating world premieres and raising Milagro’s profile as a premiere Northwest theatre company, she’s stepping down to pursue her doctorate degree in theater. We’ll find out why she’s made this new life choice. […]

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Box Marked Black + Futility of Nicknames

Feb 21, 2015 Comments Off on Box Marked Black + Futility of Nicknames

Dmae spotlights two different writers: Damaris Webb who’s performing her autobiographical play The Box Marked Black about growing up mixed race and Matt Kolbet, a writer in Newberg who’s just published his debut novel The Futility of Nicknames which is inspired by some elements of his life but is an entirely fictional story. Two varied […]

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Threesome + Dr. Ruth

Feb 07, 2015 Comments Off on Threesome + Dr. Ruth

Love. Sex. Therapy. Dmae presents a one-hour membership drive show for KBOO radio on the theme of love,  sex and yes therapy. In the first half, Dmae talks with the cast (Alia Attallah, Dominic Rains, Quinn Franzen) of Threesome by Yussef El Guindi at Portland Center Stage about the three-way dynamics of an Egyptian couple and a relative stranger. […]

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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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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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