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 by

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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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New Beginnings With Unit Souzou

Aug 23, 2014 Comments Off

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Artists have their fair share of doors closing on them. But it’s how you open new doors that helps define your strength as an artist. Michelle Fujii was artistic director of Portland Taiko for nine years. Toru Watanabe, her husband, had an artistic staff position for six years. Suddenly this summer, the PT board decided to restructure […]

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Stories From Home

Aug 10, 2014 Comments Off

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Dmae Roberts talks with Polo Catalani of the Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council about their “Stories From Home” event featuring immigrant and refugee writers and musicians. We’ll be featuring two of the artists at the event–Palestinian American writer Mohammad Bader and a special feature on Bhutanese poet Moti Rizal as part of “Migrations” – […]

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Moh Alileche – Algerian Berber Music

Aug 02, 2014 Comments Off

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Dmae Roberts presents a special feature on Moh Alileche, master of Algerian Berber music. Berbers are an indigenous ethnicity of Northern Africa. The culture dates back more than 5000 years.  Alileche came to the U.S. in 1990  shortly before the civil war in Algeria started. Now he performs Berber music while educating people about his former homeland and his […]

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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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