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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Richard Blanco

Mar 31, 2015 Comments Off on Richard Blanco by

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Guest host and producer Sarika Mehta chats with inaugural poet laureate, Richard Blanco, author of the memoir, “The Prince of Los Cocuyos.”  They chat about his memories of a Cuban childhood in Miami. They talk about Richard’s childhood – finding a place in navigating identities of Cuban, American, gay, and artistic in the 1950s. This […]

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Conduit Eviction + Indian Classical Dance

Mar 21, 2015 Comments Off on Conduit Eviction + Indian Classical Dance by

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After 20 years as a veteran contemporary dance group in Portland, Conduit Dance has been evicted from their home. For two decades the nonprofit arts group has provided a haven for dance, experimental and solo shows to Portland’s artists. They were told to vacate their performance studio in the Pythian building in downtown Portland. We’ll […]

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Well Arts & Shen Yun

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

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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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POWFest 2015

Feb 28, 2015 Comments Off on POWFest 2015

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In 2012, women accounted for 9% of directors working in the top 250 films, according to Women Make Movies.  Clearly women in filmmaking have a ways to go for equal opportunities to work in the industry. One organization working to change that bleak statistic for women in media is the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival or POWFest. Dmae […]

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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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