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Theatre Diaspora

May 03, 2015 Comments Off on Theatre Diaspora by

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For Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Host Sarika Mehta introduces Theatre Diaspora, the first Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre company in Portland. Ensemble members Samson Syharath, Wynee Hu and Larry Toda will talk about the genesis and need for AAPI representation in a city that has more than 200 theatre companies. Dmae Roberts joins via phone […]

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Jane Vogel of AGE

Apr 24, 2015 Comments Off on Jane Vogel of AGE by

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Dmae Roberts talks about age and gender equity in Portland theatre with guest Jane Vogel. Shes the founder and board president of AGE, Age and Gender Equity in the Arts a new organization addressing the need to represent more women playwrights, actors and directors on Portland stages. AGE will be presenting a celebration and introduction to its organization […]

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Beginnings & Remembrance

Apr 12, 2015 Comments Off on Beginnings & Remembrance by

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Dmae features Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night about to open at Post 5 Theatre in their new space. Dmae talked with artistic director Ty Boice and director Cassandra Boice about the play and about being working parents with a newborn at rehearsals. We’ll also hear a review of Portland Center Stage’s Cyrano by reviewer Caren Calderon. Edmound […]

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Shaking The Tree’s New Home

Apr 03, 2015 Comments Off on Shaking The Tree’s New Home by

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Dmae takes a tour of the new Shaking The Tree Theatre space with artistic director Samantha Van de Merwe.  We’ll go on location to find about about her new production of Suddenly Last Summer, a 90-minute one act by Tennessee Williams. (Aired 11am  Tues 4/7/15 on KBOO 90.7FM and podcast on StagenStudio.com)) For several years, […]

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Well Arts & Shen Yun

Mar 14, 2015 Comments Off on Well Arts & Shen Yun

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Dmae features the healing spirit of performance with two very different groups. First up, we find out about Well Arts Institute‘s new show Fierce Love about parents writing about their kids with cerebral palsy. Then we find out about Shen Yun Performing Arts, a group celebrating Chinese arts despite persecution. Our guests include co-directors Erica […]

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Mary Stuart

Mar 06, 2015 Comments Off on Mary Stuart

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Dmae talks with three powerhouses of Portland theatre, Elizabeth Huffman, Luisa Sermol (pictured left) and Lorraine Bahr. They’re collaborating on favorably reviewed production of Mary Stuart a Portland premiere of an adaptation about the doomed Queen of Scots and her fabled meeting with Queen Elizabeth I.  The show runs through March 29th and is a co-production […]

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Box Marked Black + Futility of Nicknames

Feb 21, 2015 Comments Off on Box Marked Black + Futility of Nicknames

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Dmae spotlights two different writers: Damaris Webb who’s performing her autobiographical play The Box Marked Black about growing up mixed race and Matt Kolbet, a writer in Newberg who’s just published his debut novel The Futility of Nicknames which is inspired by some elements of his life but is an entirely fictional story. Two varied […]

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Tribes

Feb 15, 2015 Comments Off on Tribes

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Join guest host Sarika Mehta for a focus on Tribes a play about a young man who is the only deaf member of his family that refuses to let him learn sign language or be involved in the Deaf Community. As a sign-language interpreter, Sarika offers a unique perspective as she talks with Deaf actor, Stephen Drabicki who […]

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Threesome + Dr. Ruth

Feb 07, 2015 Comments Off on Threesome + Dr. Ruth

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Love. Sex. Therapy. Dmae presents a one-hour membership drive show for KBOO radio on the theme of love,  sex and yes therapy. In the first half, Dmae talks with the cast (Alia Attallah, Dominic Rains, Quinn Franzen) of Threesome by Yussef El Guindi at Portland Center Stage about the three-way dynamics of an Egyptian couple and a relative stranger. […]

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Actual Women

Feb 01, 2015 Comments Off on Actual Women

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In her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, Maggie Gyllenhaal commented not the wealth of roles for “powerful” women but for “actual” women. Theatre as well as  film and television is often behind in portraying a wealth of women’s roles both on stage and behind the scenes. Dmae talks with directors and actresses JoAnn Johnson and […]

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