Theatre

O Romeo & New Now Wow

Oct 11, 2014 Comments Off by

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What would October be without a Day of the Dead celebration? Dmae Roberts checks in Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Miracle Theatre who has put together a new Dia de los Muertos meets Shakespeare’s famous dead characters. We’ll find out which Shakespearean characters Sanchez has brought back to life (sort of) the  inventive concept of […]

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PCS + White Bird Dance

Oct 05, 2014 Comments Off by

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 A special one-hour Stage & Studio with Dmae Roberts. First up, we feature the Tony-award-winning broadway musical and Oscar-winning “Dreamgirls” at Portland Center Stage. We’ll talk with two actreeses Antoinette Comer from Dreamgirls and Laura Faye Smith who just opened The Typographer’s Dream. We hear more about two very different shows and hear about two actresses working in […]

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The New Artists Rep

Sep 28, 2014 Comments Off by

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Dmae Roberts checks in with Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre. After a season of plays that didn’t differ too much from the Artists Rep’s past seasons, Rodriguez opened the most diverse season in the company’s history starting with Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel and Carlos Lacámara’s Exiles. The rest of the season offers plays such as Tribes that […]

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From Tonga to Tonkin

Sep 20, 2014 Comments Off by

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Dmae Roberts presents a  two-part Stage & Studio focusing on the songs and stories of Tongan sewing circle in Portland as well as a play celebrating the heroic stand of Senator Wayne Morse, one of two congressman to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. First, off a feature on Portland’s Tongan community through the stories […]

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The Piano Lesson

Sep 14, 2014 Comments Off

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Dmae Roberts talks with director Kevin Jones and actress Chantal DeGroat about August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson about to open at Portland Playhouse.  Tune in for an insightful talk about this sixth production of Wilson’s American Century Cycle that opens the 7th season of Portland Playhouse. ​We’ll hear about the play as well the August Wilson Red […]

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Sans Merci & Murder on The Ganges

Sep 01, 2014 Comments Off

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In business, the word “diversify” means to become more diverse or enlarge a field of operation. Portland’s performance scene still has a ways to go in representing diverse races and cultures that live here. Two companies–one in theatre and the other in dance–are run by leaders committed to diversifying the landscape in performance through their […]

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More Shakespeare!

Jul 19, 2014 Comments Off

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Dmae Roberts talks withAnon It Moves and String House Theatre and Original Practice Shakespeare Festival. We’ll hear from directors Elizabeth Watt, Emily Gregory and actor Erica Terpening-Romeo from two young companies collaborating on productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. And in the latter part of the show Brian Allard of OPSfest joins us to talk about an unusual  A Midsummer […]

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JAW 2014

Jul 13, 2014 Comments Off

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Dmae Roberts has a behind-the-scenes and on-location talk with Rose Riordan, associate artistic director of Portland Center Stage and director of JAW: A Playwright’s Festival 2014. We’ll hear how she started off this 16-year old festival with “a bag of bagels” to grow into a huge weekend of four plays and a multitude of events. Not […]

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Tale of 2 Shakespeare Plays

Jul 06, 2014 Comments Off

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Dmae Roberts features two backstage interviews at her home studio about two Shakespeare plays about to open in Portland at two different companies: Portland Shakespeare Project and Post 5 Theatre.  First she talks with founding artistic director Michael Mendelson of the Portland Shakespeare Project. They’re producing The Tempest at  Artists Rep’s Alder stage. The production stars veteran actress Linda Alper as […]

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PAE Turns 45!

Jun 22, 2014 Comments Off

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Portland abounds with summer Shakespeare but Portland Actors Ensemble has been producing Shakespeare in the Parks for the last 45 years. PAE kick things off a culturally innovative outdoor productions Antony and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  We’ll hear from director Elizabeth Huffman and actors Andrea White & Matt DiBiasio in Antony and Cleopatra + Artistic Director Michael Godsey tells us […]

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