Playwrights

Philip Kan Gotanda: Timeless Playwright

Feb 23, 2013 Comments Off on Philip Kan Gotanda: Timeless Playwright by

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A conversation with Philip Kan Gotanda, one of the most prolific and successful playwrights in the country. He was at Portand’s Reed College to speak for their Aloud series. Dmae Roberts talks with Gotanda about the unexpected pathway of his career, several of his plays and films and his experiences adapting his Japanese American family […]

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Susan Mach’s Two Plays

Jan 21, 2013 Comments Off on Susan Mach’s Two Plays by

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Dmae Roberts talks with Playwright Susan Mach about her two new world premieres. Playwrights can labor for years (and do!) without the fortune of a professional production. This fall Mach opened two plays, The Lost Boy at Artists Repertory Theatre and A Noble Failure at Third Rail Repertory Theatre.Both shows are running as part of the Fertile […]

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Jaw 2009 and Portland Actors Conservatory

Jul 14, 2009 Comments Off on Jaw 2009 and Portland Actors Conservatory by

Dmae Roberts features JAW, A Playwrights Festival with Portland Center Stage’s Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan and Playwright Andrea Stolowitz. They talked about this two-week festival of new plays now in its 11th year! Also Producer Tali Singer has a brand new feature piece on a student at Portland Actors Conservatory, Phoebe Southwood, under the […]

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Crazy Janes & Ephemory

Oct 27, 2012 Comments Off on Crazy Janes & Ephemory

We feature music and memory from musicians Cynthia Stillman Gerdes and Susan Alexjander about a concert with the women of Cascadia Composers called  “Crazy Janes Collaborate!” And we’ll hear from playwright Miriam Feder about ‘Ephemory’ her play that mixes memory with the ephemeral.  ‘Crazy Jane’ is the name of an earthy character invented by the Irish poet W. […]

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August Wilson, Andrew Jackson & Don Giovanni

Oct 12, 2012 Comments Off on August Wilson, Andrew Jackson & Don Giovanni

From blues to rock to opera… We explore August Wilson, Andrew Jackson & Don Giovanni today with  Artists Repertory Theatre‘s Seven Guitars by August Wilson, Portland Playhouse‘s Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson. We’ll also hear about  Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Portland Opera. (Encores Sat 11am 10/20 on KZME 107.1 FM) (Left photo: Ramona Lisa, Alexander, Lance McQueen, Michael J. […]

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Push Leg & ‘Nighthawks’ + ‘Far Away’

Aug 16, 2012 Comments Off on Push Leg & ‘Nighthawks’ + ‘Far Away’

Dmae Robertsfor PUSH LEG presents Nighthawks, inspired by the works of Edward Hopper. Founders of PUSH LEG, Camille Cettina and Anne Sorce talk about their physical theatre based company and how they were inspired by this single painting for their original production.  Plus we talk with Samantha Van de Merwe, artistic director of Shaking The Tree Theatre […]

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Gracie, a new musical + Linda Hutchins

Apr 20, 2012 Comments Off on Gracie, a new musical + Linda Hutchins

With three books and a new musical called Gracie, Triangle Productions‘ Don Horn is making sure that Gracie Hansen won’t be forgotten. Best known as the “Queen” of the ’62 Seattle World’s Fair, Hansen ran the Roaring 20’s Room in Portland for five years, before taking a stab at running for governor of Oregon.  We’ll talk […]

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Playwrights Susan Mach and Claire Willett

Jan 12, 2012 1 Comment

Dmae Roberts talks with playwrights  Susan Mach and  Claire Willett. Oregon Book Award-winner Susan Mach’s A Noble Failure is the winner of CoHo Productions’ NEWxNW Playwrighting Competition. Artist’s Reperatory Theater presents a staged reading of Willett’s Dear Galileo, both as part of the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. Hear this frank discussion of what it […]

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