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 [...]
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 [...]
The debut of Ten Chimneys by Jeffrey Hatcher, marks Artists Rep’s first change into a new direction with soon to be artistic director Dámaso Rodriguez. Join Dmae Roberts in an engaging talk with Rodriguez and veteran actress Linda Alper who appears in the West Coast premiere of Ten Chimneys under Rodriquez’ direction. Find out more about [...]
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.
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Stage & Studio takes a look at Sowelu Theatre’s Hard Times Come Again No More, by Martha Boesing which is based on four stories by activist/writer Meridel Le Sueur. Dmae Roberts talks with Sowelu’s Lorraine Bahr and Martha Boesing. Then in the latter part of the show a Writer’s Read segment with writer Bing Bingham in northern, [...]
A conversation with Phillip 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 [...]
A spotlight on two different productions: Dmae Roberts talks with Ritah Parrish and Wendy Westerwelle in Triangle Productios 25 Questions For A Jewish Mother and later in the show, White Bird’s Walter Jaffe tells us about New Zealand dance troupe Black Grace, presented by White Bird Dance in their Portland premiere. (Aired Tues Feb. 12th at 11am on [...]
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 [...]
Host Dmae Roberts talks with Nicole Lane, festival director of Fertile Ground about the 5th annual Portland festival. Also on the show, Polaris Dance Theatre Artistic Director Robert Guitron of Groovin’ Greenhouse and composer Richard Moore of Rain! The Musical at David Poulshock Productions. (Encores Jan. 19th at 11am on KZME 107.1 FM)
Hear Nicole Lane talk about the [...]
Hear the last December holiday special featuring the final ZooZoo at Imago Theatre and ‘Santaland Diaries’ at Portland Center Stage. The long-running holiday hit ZooZoo is saying farewell and we’ll hear from two performers in the show.
And in the latter part of the show, popular actor Darius Pierce joins us to talk about his solo show [...]