Post5 + Corrib

Feb 21, 2016 Comments Off on Post5 + Corrib by

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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 by

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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 by

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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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Fertile Ground 2016

Jan 10, 2016 Comments Off on Fertile Ground 2016

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Dmae features the Fertile Ground Festival, Portland’s largest performing arts festival returning for its 8th year for 11-days. We’ll hear from festival director Nicole Lane about the new works features. She’ll be joined by two of the original shows debuting new work: Solo performer Faith Helma of I Hate Positive Thinking and playwright Sue Mach and actress […]

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Broken Promises + Rejoice!

Jan 02, 2016 Comments Off on Broken Promises + Rejoice!

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Dmae Roberts features the world premiere play Broken Promises written by Olga Sanchez. We’ll talk with Danel Malan, founder and artistic director of Teatro Milagro and actor Giovanni Alva from the show. And in the latter part of the show, we’ll check in Oluyinka A. Akinjiola with Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater about their performance of Ancestry in […]

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Migrations End of the Year Special

Dec 27, 2015 Comments Off on Migrations End of the Year Special

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For the last show of 2015, Dmae brings back profiles of West African guitarist and singer Parfait Bassale, Bhutanese poet Dilip Sunar with interpreter Suprina Koirala and the Tongan Sewing Circle led by  Kato Kakala Kavapalu and Kolini Fusitua. All were featured in Dmae’s special yearlong project Migrations which features immigrant and refugee artists. Join […]

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