Stan Lai at OSF

May 22, 2015 Comments Off on Stan Lai at OSF by

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Dmae Roberts talks with American-born, Taiwanese playwright and director Stan Lai who is considered the most produced Chinese language playwright and director in Asia. His 30 plays dealing primarily with Taiwan’s history have been widely performed in mainland China despite the troubled relationship between the two countries.  Stan Lai’s best-known play Secret Love in Peach Blossom […]

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Olga Sanchez News

May 10, 2015 Comments Off on Olga Sanchez News by

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Dmae Roberts talks with Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre in Portland. After 12 years of strengthening the Spanish language shows, creating world premieres and raising Milagro’s profile as a premiere Northwest theatre company, she’s stepping down to pursue her doctorate degree in theater. We’ll find out why she’s made this new life choice. […]

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Theatre Diaspora

May 03, 2015 Comments Off on Theatre Diaspora by

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For Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Host Sarika Mehta introduces Theatre Diaspora, the first Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre company in Portland. Ensemble members Samson Syharath, Wynee Hu and Larry Toda will talk about the genesis and need for AAPI representation in a city that has more than 200 theatre companies. Dmae Roberts joins via phone […]

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Jane Vogel of AGE

Apr 24, 2015 Comments Off on Jane Vogel of AGE by

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Dmae Roberts talks about age and gender equity in Portland theatre with guest Jane Vogel. Shes the founder and board president of AGE, Age and Gender Equity in the Arts a new organization addressing the need to represent more women playwrights, actors and directors on Portland stages. AGE will be presenting a celebration and introduction to its organization […]

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Sandy Tolan

Apr 19, 2015 Comments Off on Sandy Tolan

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Dmae talks with award-winning radio producer and author Sandy Tolan about his new literary nonfiction book CHILDREN OF THE STONE: The Power of Music in a Hard Land. Tolan talks about the genesis that began with the feature story he produced for NPR and about the five-year process of writing this in-depth personal story of  Ramzi Hussein […]

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Beginnings & Remembrance

Apr 12, 2015 Comments Off on Beginnings & Remembrance

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Dmae features Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night about to open at Post 5 Theatre in their new space. Dmae talked with artistic director Ty Boice and director Cassandra Boice about the play and about being working parents with a newborn at rehearsals. We’ll also hear a review of Portland Center Stage’s Cyrano by reviewer Caren Calderon. Edmound […]

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Shaking The Tree’s New Home

Apr 03, 2015 Comments Off on Shaking The Tree’s New Home

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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

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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

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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

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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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