Theatre

OUTwright of Color

Jun 08, 2019 Comments Off on OUTwright of Color by

Dmae features two LGBTQIA+ productions at the annual OUTWright Festival produced by Fuse Theatre Ensemble. We talk with James Dixon, director of Bootycandy which receives its full production June 13-30 and Jennifer Lanier, co-artistic director of Ops Fest  (Original Practice Shakespeare) which is presenting The Tragedie of Othello on June 23 at 2pm. All shows […]

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GAMBATTE at Vanport Mosaic

May 25, 2019 Comments Off on GAMBATTE at Vanport Mosaic by

Dmae talked with activist, choreographer and dancer Chisao Hata who debuts a performance piece called GAMBATTE: An American Legacy at the Vanport Mosaic Festival which currently has events throughout Portland and runs through June 5th. GAMBATTE, a Japanese phrase that roughly translates to “do your best” and “hang in there,” began as staged reading at […]

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A Certain Age

May 18, 2019 Comments Off on A Certain Age by

Dmae talks with JoAnn Johnson and Jane Bement Geesman, two of Portland’s respected veteran actresses who are working together in Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone at Shaking The Tree Theatre directed by Samantha Van de Merwe. The two are joined onstage by Jacklyn Maddox and Lorraine Bahr in a one-hour production that has been getting rave reviews. […]

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2 WoC directors

Apr 27, 2019 Comments Off on 2 WoC directors

Dmae talks with two directors opening plays soon. We hear from Rebecca Martinez who’s directing Wolf at the Door at Milagro Theatre (May 2 – 25) and Lava Alapai director of The Revolutionists at Artists Repertory Theatre. While it’s more common for female directors of color, they’re still underrepresented in Portland theatre. Both give insight into the […]

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“Tenali” at NWCT & “Diary” at OCT

Apr 20, 2019 Comments Off on “Tenali” at NWCT & “Diary” at OCT

Dmae features two premiere Portland theater companies for youth and families. First up we talk about Tenali, the Royal Trickster at Northwest Children’s Theatre  (running till May 12) with artistic director Sarah Jane Hardy who co-directed once again with Anita Menon to create this new show. She’ll be joined by actor Ken Yoshikawa and musician Sowmini […]

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Corrib & Vertigo

Apr 06, 2019 Comments Off on Corrib & Vertigo

Dmae features two all-female theatre productions opening on the same weekend. We talk with actress Sara Hennessy in How to Keep an Alien at Corrib Theatre and director Jocelyn Seid of A Dark Sky Full of Stars at Theatre Vertigo.  Plus we’ll offer tickets to both productions for KBOO’s membership drive. (Aired 11am 4/9/19 on […]

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Crossing Mnisose & The No Play

Mar 31, 2019 Comments Off on Crossing Mnisose & The No Play

Dmae features playwright, activist, and attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee Nation) and her world premiere play Portland Center Stage’s Crossing Mnisose opening April 13th which weaves the story of  Sacajawea (also known by the Hidatsa pronunciation of “Sacagawea”) juxtaposed with the contemporary fight to protect the Mnisose (what Europeans named the Missouri River) from the […]

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Scott Palmer and The Island

Feb 23, 2019 Comments Off on Scott Palmer and The Island

Dmae talks with Scott Palmer, founding artistic director of Bag & Baggage Productions whose last day will be March 1st. He talks about the upcoming world premiere of The Island In Winter or La Isla en Invierno –the first of the Problem Play Project. Scott reminisces about his 15 year tenure at the theatre company […]

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