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 [...]
If you’ve never been to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, this is the year for you to go. OSF’s The White Snake offers a magical and gently compelling love story that both moves and captivates the very heart of what makes us human. While it’s a love story between a supernatural spirit and [...]
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*Originally published in The Asian Reporter
My earliest and best childhood memories are of Japan. My father was a sergeant in the Air Force, and he met my mom in Taiwan. As a family, we lived in a neighborhood close to Fuchu Air Station, a military base near Tokyo.
I loved Japan. I spoke [...]
Commentary by Dmae Roberts
*originally published in The Asian Reporter. (photo by Laura Moulton)
I fell in love with public radio in the 1980s while getting my degree in journalism at the University of Oregon (UO). At first I thought I’d go into print but then I started volunteering at KLCC, a community station in Eugene, [...]
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts recently took another trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. She highly recommends “Throne of Blood”, adapted by noted theatre director Ping Chong from the classic film by Akira Kurosawa. This multimedia play features and a stellar cast and talented designers. “Throne of Blood” performs at [...]
Dmae Roberts just got back from another trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. This season has been one of the best ever. She highly recommends taking a trip if you can to see the shows still running.
Anthony Heald as Shylock Photo: OSF
“Merchant of Venice”, directed by Bill Rauch and [...]
Episode: Season 2, episode 1 – “Intervention″
Air Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 9/8c on SyFy
Stargate Universe fervor heated up on twitter before the second season premiered. Hours before the episode aired, people sent out tweet versions of cliché movie lines replacing key words with #SGU. Though it didn’t trend, the tweets demonstrated a large [...]
From the moment, U.S. Marshal Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) stumbled onto the futuristic town of Eureka and reluctantly became its sheriff, magic happened. Created by Jamie Paglia and Andrew Cosby, the greatest appeal of Eureka lies in the charm of its characters and their relation to each other.
While the plot sometimes relies too heavily [...]
Human offered a wonderfully skilled and nuanced performance by Carlyle and offered him a chance to delve deeply into the mind and torment of the brilliant yet grieving scientist Nicholas Rush. Carlyle’s work with Louise Lombard (if only she were a regular on this show) as his dying wife Gloria Rush stunned and moved the [...]