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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Artists Rep & New Directions

Apr 13, 2013 Comments Off on Artists Rep & New Directions by

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 […]

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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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Sowelu’s Hard Times

Mar 02, 2013 Comments Off on Sowelu’s Hard Times

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, […]

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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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Triangle Productions + White Bird Dance

Feb 09, 2013 Comments Off on Triangle Productions + White Bird Dance

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 […]

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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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