From Day of the Dead to taiko, two of the top professional multicultural performance groups in Portland offer new artistic celebrations. First up, Dmae talks with artistic director Olga Sanchez and director Lakin Valdez from Milagro Theatre’s Dia de los muertos show, Corrido Calavera. And later we hear from Michelle Fujii of Portland Taiko about Making Waves 2013 [...]
The fairy tales of Oscar Wilde at Shaking The Tree Theatre and a racial pride and prejudice story at defunkt Theatre. Artistic director Samantha Van der Merwe joins Dmae with playwright Karin Magaldi and actor Samson Syharath of Wilde Tales. We’ll hear about lesser known tales of self-sacrifice and loyalty.
And then we’ll feature defunkt [...]
New season openings abound in September. Dmae talks international and national dance with White Bird’s Walter Jaffe and Paul King and then she checks in with Sarah Jane Hardy artistic director of NW Children’s Theatre’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’ adapted from Roald Dahl’s novel. (Encores 11am Sat (9/21) on KZME 107.1FM)
Now in it’s 16th season, [...]
Dmae talks with artistic director Angela Mattox and dancer Linda Austin about the Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) September 12th–22nd. We’ll also hear music from Third Angle New Music Ensemble preparing for their TBA performances.
Angela Mattox & LindaAustin
TBA, a Portland tradition, brings together inter-disciplinary innovative contemporary art performances, exhibits, installations in movement, performance, music, visual art, [...]
To remember Hiroshima day, Stage & Studio features actress and dancer Chisao Hata who performed an American play in Hiroshima. Breaking the Silence is a bilingual play about the Japanese American experience. She talked with Dmae Roberts before her trip to Japan. And in the latter part of the show, we hear from Dr. Jennifer Conrad, [...]
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, [...]
Join Dmae for a special hour-long show on summer Shakespeare. We’ll hear about Portland Shakespeare Project’s Taming of the Shrew and their companion play deconstructing Petruchio. And then we’ll travel to Ashland for a talk with actress Nell Geisslinger who’s performing a sizzling rocker Katherina in Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Taming of the Shrew. And in [...]
Summer heats up with two festivals. The Risk/Reward Festival returns for its sixth year June 21-23 in Portland. Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with festival director Jerry Tischleder about the popular West Coast micro-fest pushing artistic boundaries in dance, theatre and music. And in later in the show, we talk with curator/performer Eleanor O’Brien about CoHo Productions’ Solo [...]
Portland Center Stage and an award-winning team of Broadway veterans are creating a world premiere musical based on the film ‘Somewhere in Time’- a time travel fantasy that starred the late Christopher Reeve. Dmae Roberts talks with Ken Davenport who first fell in love with the movie and aimed to create a new book for [...]
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 [...]