Playwrights

True West/OSAR

Jul 20, 2013 Comments Off on True West/OSAR by

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 by

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 by

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

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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Philip Kan Gotanda: Timeless Playwright

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

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

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

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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