Special one-hour on Shakespeare this summer. More companies are performing the Bard and Dmae talks with three groups: Northwest Classical Theatre Company, Post 5 Theatre at Milepost 5 & the historic Portland Actors Ensemble’s Shakespeare in the Park. Plus a feature on the Cornish group Fisherman’s Friends. We’ll also hear why author Ursula K. Le [...]
Coho Productions is going solo this summer with four one-person shows. Dmae features two of the shows and performers, Stacey Hallal in the comedic Irregardless and Elizabeth Huffman in the moving You Belong To Me. REPEATS Sat (6/30) 11am on KZME 107.1 FM.
Stacey Hallal in Irregardless combines stand up, songs and storytelling exploring topics like marriage, [...]
Original Practice Shakespeare starts a wave of Shakespeare in Portland. Brian Allard, Noah Goldenberg and Clara Hillier of OPS joins Dmae Roberts live in the studio to talk about their upcoming free performances of As You Like It and Romeo &Juliet throughout the Portland area. We’ll also hear a short piece about multiracial artists for the upcoming [...]
With three books and a new musical called Gracie, Triangle Productions‘ Don Horn is making sure that Gracie Hansen won’t be forgotten. Best known as the “Queen” of the ’62 Seattle World’s Fair, Hansen ran the Roaring 20′s Room in Portland for five years, before taking a stab at running for governor of Oregon. We’ll talk [...]
Healing through art with Well Arts Institute, an 11-year-old nonprofit theatre that focuses on people with physical or mental illness and pairs them with actors to perform their stories. Dmae Roberts talks to Katy Liljeholm, artistic director of Well Arts and actor Kristin Olson-Huddle about their ‘Beautiful Minds’ project. In the latter part of the [...]
Portland Playhouse presents three African American plays performed in repertory. Artistic director Brian Weaver and actors Bobby Bermea and Ramona Lisa Alexander join Dmae Roberts for The Brother/Sister Plays running in repertory till May 13. In the latter part of the show, we also hear about opera singer Brian Tierney who was shot on his way home [...]
A Making Change special with six Asian American actors at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival currently performing in The White Snake, an original adaption of a beloved Chinese legend. Tune in 11am Sat 3/31 on KZME 107.1FM for a rebroadcast of this show.
Dmae Roberts offers this backstage insight into the progress OSF has made in bringing more communties [...]
On 11am Saturday 2/18 on KZME 107.1 FM, Dmae Roberts talkswith Allen Nause, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre and Paul Nicholson, executive director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Both men are theatre icons contributing decades to their theatre companies. Nause is retiring from Artists Rep after the 2013 season and this is Nicholson’s [...]
Dmae Roberts presents a ‘Making Change’ feature story of the women behind Stories: From Survivors of the Sex Trade, a performance produced by Lunacy Stageworks. And in the second part of the show, we’ll hear about The Tripping Point, an exhibition of fairytale installations at Shaking The Tree Theatre. (Aired Tues. Jan.24th at 11am on KBOO [...]
Dmae Roberts talks with playwrights Susan Mach and Claire Willett. Oregon Book Award-winner Susan Mach’s A Noble Failure is the winner of CoHo Productions’ NEWxNW Playwrighting Competition. Artist’s Reperatory Theater presents a staged reading of Willett’s Dear Galileo, both as part of the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. Hear this frank discussion of what it [...]