Playwrights

Fertile Ground 2014

Jan 18, 2014 Comments Off on Fertile Ground 2014 by

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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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Chinglish at PCS

Jan 11, 2014 Comments Off on Chinglish at PCS by

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Join Dmae for a special look David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish at Portland Center Stage with director May Adrales and actors Tina Chilip and Peter O’Connor. We’ll hear about what’s like to work on a bilingual Chinese/English play and about the cultural and language differences permeating this comedic look at international relations. Delving deeply into language […]

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David Henry Hwang, Master Playwright

Jan 05, 2014 Comments Off on David Henry Hwang, Master Playwright by

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Dmae features David Henry Hwang, Tony award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly, The Dance and the Railroad and Chinglish which soon opens on Jan. 11-Feb. 9 at Portland Center Stage.  For the last 30 years, Hwang has had a prolific career on the stage and screen and expanded into opera projects with Phillip Glass and musical theatre adaptions like Disney’s Aida with Elton […]

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Singlehandedly + Our Town

Nov 17, 2013 Comments Off on Singlehandedly + Our Town

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The power of a great story and a classic play re-imagined Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Story Theater about their New Works Solo series, Singlehandedly, with co-founder Lynne Duddy and guest artist Denis Gessing. Then we’ll hear about the enduring legacy of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town.  John Berendzen tells us about Liminal’s multimedia 2.0 version […]

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True West/OSAR

Jul 20, 2013 Comments Off on True West/OSAR

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Nothing binds you together nor tears you apart like family, especially if it’s a Sam Shepard family. Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab brings us True West, Shepard’s tale of sibling rivalry. Dmae talks with artistic director Devon Allen and actors Matt DiBiasio and Kenneth Baldino who portray the two brothers. And in the second half, […]

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Herstory/History Plays

May 11, 2013 Comments Off on Herstory/History Plays

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A new look at two classic Lesbian and Gay plays: The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman and The Boys In the Band by Mart Crowley. defunkt Theatre with director Jon Kretzu gives two plays that broke new ground to focus on homosexuality in mainstream America.  Well hear from the director and two defunkt members, Grace […]

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Left Hand Of Darkness Onstage

Apr 27, 2013 Comments Off on Left Hand Of Darkness Onstage

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s gender defying groundbreaking novel “The Left Hand of Darkness” gets a new original stage adaptation by two of Portland’s more innovative theatres. Portland Playhouse and Hand2Mouth Theatre have been collaborating with esteemed award-winning author Le Guin on this new staging. Dmae Roberts talks with Ursula K. Le Guin, director Jonathan Walters […]

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Guapa At Milagro+Arts Tax Update

Mar 16, 2013 Comments Off on Guapa At Milagro+Arts Tax Update

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An inspiring tale of a young women dream to be an international soccer star. That’s the focus of Guapa by Caridad Svich a world premiere play at Milagro Theatre. Dmae Roberts finds out about this new work with artistic director Olga Sanchez. We’ll also hear from Jorge Huerta, leading Latin American Theatre expert. In the second […]

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