Lauren Weedman

Mar 19, 2016 Comments Off on Lauren Weedman by

Dmae features actress and author Lauren Weedman was in Portland do a reading of her new book, Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having It All From Someone Who is Not Okay at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.March 22nd  in  Portland. Weedman’s new show Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore  is […]

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OHS + Julia Cho

Mar 05, 2016 Comments Off on OHS + Julia Cho by

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Dmae features two exhibits focusing on Asian exclusion laws: She’ll talk with Eliza Canty-Jones, Editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly and director of community engagement at the Oregon Historical Society. She’ll be joined with filmmaker Felicia Lowe who will be in town to show her film Chinese Couplets. And in the latter part of the show, hear […]

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Boom Arts + Judy Yung

Feb 27, 2016 Comments Off on Boom Arts + Judy Yung by

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Dmae features Boom Arts, a theatre company dedicated to international and contemporary plays. She’ll talk with curator/producer and founde from the upcoming production of Free Outgoing by Chennai, India-based playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar.  And in the latter part of the show, we talk with author and scholar Judy Yung who will be in Portland to talk about Chinese American women […]

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Post5 + Corrib

Feb 21, 2016 Comments Off on Post5 + Corrib

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Dmae features Post 5 Theatre’s new season starting off with King Lear and immediately following, Othello. We’ll talk with director and co-artistic director Rusty Newton Tennant, veteran actor Tobias Andersen who plays Lear. We’ll also catch up with Allen Nause, actor and former artistic director of  Artists Repertory Theatre. He’s starting in Corrib Theatre‘s Northwest premiere of Chapatti […]

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Who Am I Celebrating Me + James Canfield

Feb 13, 2016 Comments Off on Who Am I Celebrating Me + James Canfield

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Dmae talks with Shalanda Sims about the Who I Am Celebrating Me performance highlighting African American history through theatre and dance. She’ll be joined by two high school seniors, Kyra Orr and Isaiah Sims, participating in the performances. And in the latter part of the show, James Canfield returns to Oregon Ballet Theatre after 15 years […]

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Breaking Rank + The Set-Up

Feb 07, 2016 Comments Off on Breaking Rank + The Set-Up

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Dmae features two different shows, Breaking Rank at Well Arts and The Set-Up at Cygnet Productions. First up we talk with Jessica Dart, Facilitator/Director of  Breaking Rank, Belle Landau, Executive Director, Returning Veterans Project and writer Patti Jay–all from Well Arts production written by female service veterans in the U.S. Armed Forces. And in the latter part […]

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Mia Chung

Jan 31, 2016 Comments Off on Mia Chung

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Dmae Roberts talks with playwright Mia Chung whose play You for Me for You opens February 3–28 at Portland Playhouse directed by Gretchen Corbett. Chung  is in residence at the theatre and joins Dmae in the studio for a live interview. Some of the topics they cover include Paula Vogel’s advice of writing the “impossible play” with the idea […]

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Ophelia+Deception+Hazardous Beauty

Jan 15, 2016 Comments Off on Ophelia+Deception+Hazardous Beauty

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Dmae features three staged readings starring African American actresses. First we hear about S. Renee Mitchell’s new play Ophelia in Oblivion, her personal tale of surviving family trauma. We’ll also feature Bonnie Ratner’s Hazardous Beauty, about two writing partners in a memoir class and Nancy Moss’ Deception featuring a story about a biracial young woman passing for white […]

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