Playwrights

Push Leg & ‘Nighthawks’ + ‘Far Away’

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

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 by

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 by

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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Big Plastic Heroes

Jan 05, 2012 1 Comment

Dmae Roberts  talks with Portland comedian, musician and Fertile Ground/Second City alum auGi and award-winning PBS writer Slash Coleman about Big Plastic Heroes– Warning: Trying to be Your Idol is Dangerous. Hear some great stories from their monologues and auGi promises to sing live! The production is being presented as part of the Fertile Ground Festival of […]

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Sandra de Helen +Worship In Pink

Oct 21, 2011 Comments Off on Sandra de Helen +Worship In Pink

Dmae Roberts visits with playwright Sandra de Helen who’s receiving a reading of her play in NYC. We’ll also spotlight a community celebration of breast cancer survivors at the Worship In Pink event in the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Atrium. Featured music by NW musician Molly Bauchham from her new CD Maid on the Shore. […]

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Three Women Playwrights

Jan 04, 2011 2 Comments

Host and producer Dmae Roberts talks with three women playwrights whose work will be featured in the upcoming Fertile Ground Festival: Susan Mach, Erin Leddy and Camille Cettina. From January 20-30, the Fertile Ground Festival will feature new works from local artists, including everything from dance to music to visual arts to fully staged productions. […]

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