Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song

May 25, 2011 2 Comments by

As a special program for Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Dmae Roberts presents her 1990 Peabody award-winning personal documentary“Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song“ This memoir docu-theatre piece is the personal story of cross-cultural and cross-generational conflict produced by Dmae Roberts. “Mei Mei”chronicles Dmae and her mother, Chu-Yin, as they travel to Taiwan together. Interviews and dramatizations […]

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Writers Read 6: Laurence Overmire

May 17, 2011 Comments Off on Writers Read 6: Laurence Overmire by

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Laurence Overmire reads “An Actor Prepared”, a poem from his new book, “Gone Hollywood”, part six the ongoing Writers Read series. Overmire is a former professional actor and now poet. This segment also features music by Todd Barton, resident composer for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Barton composed the music for OSF’s Language Archive. Overmire’s book […]

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Rethinking Art with Social Practice

Apr 22, 2011 Comments Off on Rethinking Art with Social Practice by

How do you  push the boundaries and rethink the essence of art? Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Harrell Fletcher and Jen Delos Reyes from Portland State University’s  Art and Social Practice MFA Program where students create socially engaging art projects.  Co-hosting is Producer Macon Reed who’s been examining several “social practice” art projects. We hear about […]

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Pendulum Aerial Arts

Apr 12, 2011 Comments Off on Pendulum Aerial Arts

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In the second Pushing Boundaries feature piece, Producer Macon Reed presents this sound collage of Pendulum Aerial Arts with artistic director Suzanne Kenney.

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WR4- Ruby Murray

Mar 24, 2011 1 Comment

In our fourth Writers Read segment, we’ll hear from Ruby Murray, a writer and photographer who lives in the Columbia River estuary. Murray is an enrolled Osage Indian, whose work focuses on people finding home within multiple cultures. She’s come to know the River and its history through her 1stgeneration Norwegian-American husband. A poem and photo-essay […]

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WR5- Sandra de Helen

Apr 12, 2011 Comments Off on WR5- Sandra de Helen

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In our fifth installment of Writer’s Read, writer  Sandra de Helen reads a poem titled “Beautiful.” She lives and writes in Portland, Oregon. See her current work in Mom Egg, Stillwater Review,  Lavender Review: Night Issue, and “pay attention: A River of Stones.” Also featured is music by Portland Pianist and Cynthia Stillman Gerdes from her new CD “Solo and Chamber […]

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mar 25, 2011 Comments Off on Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts features the Portland Playhouse production of August Wilson’s play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. We’ll be talking to Portland Playhouse’s Kevin Jones, director,and actors Julianne Johnson and Wendell Wright. Dmae also checks in Mari Watanabe of Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center about their Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival event April 3rd at noon to help  raise […]

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Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

Mar 17, 2011 Comments Off on Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

Producer Macon Reed worked with Dmae Roberts ona feature about Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, the debut story in the “Pushing Boundaries” series.   Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom who makes films about people he says we put an ex through: ex-cons, people with long histories of drug addiction, mental illness, and homelessness. He uses his films to start […]

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