Paul Susi – Art for Vulnerable Communities

Dmae features Paul Susi, an educator, a social services professional, an arts administrator, an activist, and a theater artist who was born and raised in Portland. A trained...

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Tracy Cameron Francis

Dmae talks with Tracy Cameron Francis, theatre and interdisciplinary director as well as the artistic director of Boom Arts. She is perhaps the only Egyptian-American director in Portland....

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Ni Nica, Ni Gringa

Dmae presents a piece from one of the first personal storytelling series on public radio: Legacies: Tales From America that ran on NPR in 1994. This  episode is a 30-minute...

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Shani Harris-Bagwell

Dmae presents the continuing series of features on Black artists in Portland with a feature on Shani Harris-Bagwell, actor and political & media consultant. Shani recently joined the...

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James Dixon: EDI and Beyond

Dmae features James Dixon, actor, director, EDI consultant and activist who recently joined the FUSE Theatre Ensemble. James and Dmae have a frank discussion about how Predominantly White...

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Shalanda Sims

Dmae presents a feature conversation with Shalanda Sims, actress, writer, director and founder/artistic director of World Stage Theatre. We’ll hear about their new film “Growing Up Black in...

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45th Parallel + World Stage Theatre

Dmae continues coverage of Portland arts groups who are creatively pivoting during the pandemic. First she talks with  45th Parallel Universe about their Friday night virtual concerts called...

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Reinvention – Laura Lo Forti of Vanport Mosaic

Dmae talks with Laura Lo Forti, co-director of Vanport Mosaic who took on the challenge of reinventing a month-long festival of live events in Portland into a virtual...

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ArtsWatch’s Bob Hicks – Looking Ahead

Dmae talks with Bob Hicks, two-time Pulitzer nominated arts journalist/editor at The Oregonian and senior editor of Oregon ArtsWatch about the current state of the arts in Portland...

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Otherness: Togetherness 

Dmae talks with Michelle Fujii of Unit Souzou via Skype. It’s been a weekend for arts organizations after Gov. Browns announcement about closing gatherings of 250 or more because...

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PassinArt + 7 Guitars

Dmae talks with Connie Carley, co-founder and managing director of PassinArt: A Theatre Company about the company’s growth and 38-year history. She’s joined by director William Earl Ray...

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Artful Activism

Dmae features two Japanese-American artists whose work includes activism in Portland. They are currently in the upcoming production of  The Journal of Ben Uchida at Oregon Children’s Theatre....

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La’ Tevin Alexander

Dmae features La’ Tevin Alexander, actor, director and artistic director of Confrontation Theatre, a  company he founded which is co-producing Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau with Portland Playhouse. The...

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Who I Am & Rejoice

Dmae spotlights the 14th annual Black History Festival N 2020. It’s a celebration of culture and heritage created by Shalanda Sims running throughout February. She’s also the creator...

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Fertile Ground Returns

Dmae features the Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works with festival director Nicole Lane and actress, director and writer S. Renee Mitchell in Three By Ten or...

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BLIND at Chapel Theatre Collective

Dmae starts the new year off with the first of three shows featuring original works during the Fertile Ground Festival. Debuting before the festival is BLIND, the world...

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PCS Holiday Shows

Dmae welcomes Marissa Wolf, artistic director of Portland Center Stage to talk about two holiday time shows, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (which she directs) a reimagining of...

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Matilda

Dmae features a membership drive show of Matilda, the Musical at Northwest Children’s Theatre. She’ll talk with NWCT artistic director and director Sarah Jane Hardy and actress Ella...

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A Xmas Cuento Remix

Dmae talks with Playwright Maya Malán-González  and Director Alexandra Meda about A Xmas Cuento Remix at Milagro Theatre (Nov. 29-Dec. 22). The show gives a Latinx twist to...

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SOUL’D

Dmae features SOUL’D: the economics of our black body, a new devised ensemble piece that examines the American Economic Dream for Black Americans. She’ll talk with director Damaris Webb (who...

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Shakespeare In Love

Dmae features the 67th season of Lakewood Theatre Company with Shakespeare in Love. She’ll talk with director David Sikking about the romantic comedy that was first a film and...

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A Clockwork Orange at B&B

Dmae features  A Clockwork Orange, a stage adaptation with music of Anthony Burgess’ own 1962 dystopian satirical novel of juvenile delinquency.  She’ll talk with artistic director Cassie Greer...

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Rene Denfeld

Dmae talks with Portland author Rene Denfeld about The Butterfly Girl, her sequel to the The Child Finder. Her follow up to her book about Naomi, a private investigator, an...

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KBOO Membership Drive Special

Dmae presents a special one-hour membership edition of Stage & Studio on KBOO. We feature  Damaso Rodriquez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre to talk about the adaptation...

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Eclipsed at Corrib

Dmae features the seventh season of Corrib Theatre’s focus on  plays by contemporary Irish playwrights. We’ll talk with founder and artistic director Gemma Whelan upcoming season that includes...

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Mala

Dmae talks features CoHo Productions‘ season opener Mala by Melinda Lopez. She talks with co-producers Anna Nicholas and Brian Shnipper who is also director and Julana Torres who performs the...

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Between Two Knees

Dmae features the searingly funny and courageous production of Between Two Knees  detailing more than 100 years of Indigenous American history. The show is currently running through October at Oregon...

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Stan Foote Goodbye

Dmae talks with Portland theatre veteran Stan Foote. Earlier this year he announced his retirement and would be stepping down from 28 years as artistic director of Oregon...

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CoHo Summerfest 2019

Dmae talks with Philip Cuomo, artistic director of CoHo Productions which brings another season of CoHo Summerfest running through July 21st. He’s joined by interdisciplinary artist Catherine Egan...

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Risk Reward 2019

The Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance returns on June 28 through 29 at 730pm and June 30th at 5pm at the Imago Theatre. Dmae Talks with Katie Watkins,...

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OUTwright of Color

Dmae features two LGBTQIA+ productions at the annual OUTWright Festival produced by Fuse Theatre Ensemble. We talk with James Dixon, director of Bootycandy which receives its full production...

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GAMBATTE at Vanport Mosaic

Dmae talked with activist, choreographer and dancer Chisao Hata who debuts a performance piece called GAMBATTE: An American Legacy at the Vanport Mosaic Festival which currently has events...

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2 WoC directors

Dmae talks with two directors opening plays soon. We hear from Rebecca Martinez who’s directing Wolf at the Door at Milagro Theatre (May 2 – 25) and Lava Alapai...

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“Tenali” at NWCT & “Diary” at OCT

Dmae features two premiere Portland theater companies for youth and families. First up we talk about Tenali, the Royal Trickster at Northwest Children’s Theatre  (running till May 12) with...

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Corrib & Vertigo

Dmae features two all-female theatre productions opening on the same weekend. We talk with actress Sara Hennessy in How to Keep an Alien at Corrib Theatre and director...

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Linda Austin & Ordinary Devotions

Dmae talks with award-winning veteran dance artist Linda Austin about her newest original show Ordinary Devotions running March 14-23 at Performance Works Northwest. Austin says this experimental dance work...

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Scott Palmer and The Island

Dmae talks with Scott Palmer, founding artistic director of Bag & Baggage Productions whose last day will be March 1st. He talks about the upcoming world premiere of...

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Minh Tran Returns

Dmae features dancer and choreographer Minh Tran who returns to the stage after an eight-year absence from the stage. He’s about to debut his most personal work to...

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Hazardous Beauty

Dmae features Hazardous Beauty at Passin Art Theatre (running till Feb. 17th at the IFCC). She talks with playwright Bonnie Ratner and director Josie Seid about the play, the production...

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Fuse Theatre 10th Anniversary

Dmae highlights Fuse Theatre Ensemble‘s 10th Anniversary original celebration works which are also part of the Fertile Ground Festival. She features Jane Comer and her piece I am an...

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Honoring Chinatown

Dmae features two nationally recognized theatre artists, director Desdemona Chiang and scenic designer Carey Wong. Both are currently collaborating together on KING OF THE YEES by Lauren Yee...

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Red Door Project’s Cop Out

Dmae presents an in-depth conversation with Kevin Jones, artistic director of The August Wilson Red Door Project about the world premiere of Cop Out: Beyond Black, White & Blue. After...

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Othello: The Remix

Dmae talks with Vin Shambry, a nationally recognized actor, director, singer and storyteller. We’ll find out more about his career and about his recent project directing Othello: The Remix at...

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We Can Listen

Dmae presents three different stories from Portland theatre artists that was recorded for the We Can Listen series. Presented by the Old Church Concert Hall, the talk was...

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Milagro’s 35th Season

Dmae talks with Roy Arauz, producing creative director of Milagro Theatre. We’ll find out about thier world premiere show ¡Alebrijes! a Día de Muerto Tale written and directed by Georgina H.L Escobar ...

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__the Wolf + Cop Out

Dmae features two new works. First up we hear from artistic director Samantha Van Der Merwe of Shaking The Tree Theatre who has devised a new original work...

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Skeleton Crew + The Color Purple

Dmae presents an in-depth talk with veteran director William Earl Ray about his work on the Obie Award-winning play Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau at Artists Repertory Theatre. Featuring music from the Tony Award-winning...

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OSF’s New Works

Dmae features two new premiere productions at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. First up we talk with Jessica Ko who plays a vengeful ghost in the U.S. premiere of...

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Margaret Cho is Back

Dmae and Susannah Mars of Artslandia talk with actress, comedienne and activist Margaret Cho. She’s back in Portland and headlining at the Helium Club on Thurs., Aug. 30th at...

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Changing Shakespeare

Dmae talks with three artistic directors who represent three companies working at diversity and changing Shakespeare offerings during the summer. We’ll hear from Asae Dean of Salt and Sage...

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JAW Turns 20!

Dmae features the 20th annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival (short for Just Add Water) at Portland Center Stage at the Armory. The festival runs July 27-29. She’ll talk with festival director Rose...

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Chamber Music Northwest

Dmae talks with David Shifrin, artistic director of Chamber Music Northwest, about the Summer Festival 2018 series offering Beyond the Cultural Revolution. We’ll get an overview of the Summer Fest...

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CoHo Summerfest

Dmae features the last two shows of CoHo SUMMERFEST 2018. We’ll feature Pratik Motwani’s solo show #//<EMBEDDED>//#  (performing July 12 – 15 at 7:30pm) and Philip’s Glass Menagerie  (performing July 19 – 22...

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Vera Starbard + Our Voices

Dmae features Alaska Native Playwright Vera Starbard and her play Our Voices Will Be Heard that was first produced at Perseverance Theatre and adapted into a radio play by Native Voice...

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Invisible Spectrum + Angel Island

Dmae presents Elina Lim, creator of Invisible Spectrum Stories, a show with storytellers of color sharing their stories. Lim first began this storytelling series after experiences as the only...

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Vanport + Left Hook

James Dixon talks with Laura Lo Forti and Damaris Webb, curators and artistic directors for the 2018 Vanport Mosaic Festival. This festival commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Vanport...

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Cabaret and OUTwright Festival

Susannah Mars of the  Adventures in Artslandia podcast talks with director Rusty Tennant about his LGBTQI and diverse production of the acclaimed musical CABARET presented by Fuse Theatre...

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Horatio Law

Join Dmae for the final KBOO spring membership drive show featuring two extreme AAPI projects. First up we feature Horatio Law and the unveiling of his multimedia art...

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Watsonville at Milagro

Dmae features a Milagro Theatre‘s last play of the season, Watsonville: Some Place Not Here By Cherríe Moraga about women in a 1985 – 1987 Cannery strike in...

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Rajneeshpuram: What Price Paradise?

Dmae presents Rajneeshpuram: What Price Paradise? her very first full-length radio documentary produced in 1986 that she thought she had lost forever. Thanks to KBOO‘s archive project and archivist...

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3 Indigenous playwrights

Dmae features three Indigenous, female playwrights whose plays are being produced by the three top theatre companies in Oregon this spring. We’ll hear about Manahatta by Mary Kathryn Nagle...

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PAC + Gambatte

Dmae features two productions created by women. First up we talk with Beth Harper, artistic director who founded of Portland Actors Conservatory more than 25 years ago. Today...

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Hedda

Dmae features Hedda, a world premiere dance piece focusing on Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, choreographed by Sarah Slipper, Artistic Director, NW Dance Project. She’ll be joined by dancer Andrea Parson who...

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Men On Boats

Dmae features the first of Women’s History Month shows starting with Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, a play about the first expedition of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon,...

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Cassius + August

Dmae features two African American stories in the final show during Black History Month. First up we talk with Oregon Children’s Theatre about their production of And in This...

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Literary Lesbians + Vagina Monologues

Dmae welcomes back Literary Lesbians to talk about their Readings of Rapturous Romance with lesbian authors in the Northwest and beyond. We’ll talk with Lori L. Lake and...

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Chitra, The Girl Prince

Dmae features the Chitra: The Girl Prince co-directed by Sarah Jane Hardy and Anita Menon. We’ll hear from both artists about their second epic collaboration which began with their critical success The...

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Black History Festival NW

Dmae features the first ever Black History Festival NW with festival director Shalanda Sims about this extension of her Black History Month play Who I Am Celebrating Me Black History play (Feb....

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Milagro’s ‘Bi’ & Prince Gomolvilas

Dmae features  the 2018 world premiere of Bi– Milagro Theatre‘s newest devised work. We’ll talk with actor and co-developer Ajai Terrazas Tripathi and assistant director/choregographer Gabriela Portuguez about Bi- running Jan. 11-20...

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PETE + Parnassus

Dmae starts off 2018 featuring two shows based on adaptations. First off, we hear about PETE (Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble) and their world premiere of a new adaptation of  Uncle...

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Soomi Kim – CHANG(E)

Dmae welcomes NYC performing artist Soomi Kim, formerly from Beaverton, who is presenting her  provocative work as part of Boom Arts season. Kim is collaborating with Suzi Takahashi...

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PCS + PSP

Join Dmae for this membership drive edition on KBOO radio.  We’ll feature Portland Center Stage’s two holidays shows with director Brandon Wooley of A Christmas Memory and Winter Song and actor Lauren Modica of...

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Hosts Show

Join Dmae Roberts for a lively and in-depth talk about the performing arts in Portland with two of its finest theatre artists, Susannah Mars and James Dixon. Both have been...

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Profile’s Rep Shows

Dmae features Profile Theatre’s productions of Water By The Spoonful and The Happiest Song Plays Last by Quiara Alegría Hudes currently running in repertory. We’ll talk with artistic director Josh...

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Joe Kye

Dmae welcomes Violinist-looper/composer Joe Kye into her home studio for a personal concert and conversation with this talented musician. Joe Kye releases his new album, Migrants, and kick...

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Artists Rep’s 7 Plays

Dmae checks in with Dámaso Rodríguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre about their 2017/18 season. In the last five years since he took the helm of this Equity...

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Jamie Ford’s Love

Dmae talks with bestselling author Jamie Ford about his newest novel Love and Other Consolation Prizes published by Ballantine Books. We’ll find out the inspiration for third installment bringing out...

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Clackamas Rep + Off The Rails

Dmae presents two productions that mark personal milestones for their theatres. First up, we talk with Cyndy Smith-English, executive director of Clackamas Repertory Theatre which is presenting Irving Berlin’s The Melody...

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Proscenium Live + Kurios

Dmae presents new works at Proscenium Live with collaborating partners Michael Mendelson, founder/artistic director of Portland Shakespeare Project and Steve Rathje of Proscenium Journal.  The staged readings are Aug. 4-6 at Artists Repertory Theatre,....

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Hands Up & Kevin Jones

Dmae features Kevin Jones, artistic director of the August Wilson Red Door Project and  actor Alonzo Chadwick and their ground-breaking touring production of Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments. The seven...

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David Ornette Cherry

Dmae welcomes pianist and composer David Ornette Cherry for an in-depth looks at his music and new collection of compositions for his upcoming new CD release. David has...

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Profile’s 26 Miles

Dmae features Profile Theatre’s artistic director Josh Hecht and director Rebecca Martinez of  26 Miles by Quiara Alegría Hudes. We’ll hear about the play and about the rest of...

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Crossing East: Relations

For more than a year, Dmae Roberts has been conducting interviews about the historic and current relationship between African Americans and Asian Americans debuts. What began as a documentary...

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Good With People + Relations Preview

Dmae welcomes Devon Allen, co-artistic director of Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab. She and co-producer Matt DiBiasio are performing a two-person play. In David Harrower’s Good With People a...

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Vanport Mosaic + OutWright

Dmae features two very different festivals. First up we feature Damaris Web and Laura Lo Forti​ co-directors of Vanport Mosaic that happens May 26-29 throughout Portland. The 2017 festival...

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AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month and events are heating up all over Portland. Up first we’ll talk with playwright Nandita Shenoy whose play Washer/Dryer gets its staged reading...

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Tea Girl of Hummmingbird Lane

Dmae welcomes back NY Times best-selling author Lisa See who has just released her new book The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. Lisa See spends a couple of years researching...

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Two World Premieres

Dmae talks with director Rose Riordan about the world premiere play Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore at Portland Center Stage at the Armory through April 30th. Always personal and...

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Tomas & The Library Lady

Dmae talks with artistic director Stan Foote of Oregon Children’s Theatre. He’ll be joined by director Rebecca Martinez and actor Marcelino Hernandez from Tomás & the Library Lady. The show runs...

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Stories From Rural Oregon

Dmae features rural Oregon author Bing Bingham and his book Shaped By The Land: Stories of the rural American West. We’ll hear about his stories of ordinary people in Eastern Oregon...

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Brontë

Dmae welcomes Bag&Baggage Productions and the NW premiere of of Brontë by Polly Teale, a play about the famous literary sisters. We’ll talk with artistic director Scott Palmer and two actors Morgan...

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Black History Month Women

Join Dmae for a one-hour membership drive Black History Month special focusing on three Portland productions about or created by strong women. First off we’ll visit with three actors...

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Literary Lesbians + On The Edge

Dmae features three authors Lori L Lake, Louisa Kelley and Sandra de Helen featured in the upcoming event  Literary Lesbian Love: A somewhat romantic book fair! We’ll hear about their work,...

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Forever Dusty at Triangle

Dmae talks with Don Horn, artistic director of Triangle Productions and actor Leah Yorkston who stars as the famed singer Dusty Springfield in Forever Dusty. We’ll talk about the show and...

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Ignite at NEW + Stories From MacLaren

Dmae presents two original works by dancer/choreographers Oluyinka Akinjiola of Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater and Subashini Ganesanat New Expressive Works (N.E.W.). They’re both collaborating on IGNITE on Jan.20–22. And...

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FG 2017

Dmae features the ninth annual Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. For 11 days, the Portland Area Theatre Alliance presents this city-wide festival. Portland audiences can visit a multitude...

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Goodbye 2016

Dmae says goodbye to 2016 with an end-of-year special. In 2016, we presented and produced 52 shows. We’ll revisit some of the best moments of Stage & Studio...

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Nisi Shawl’s Everfair

Dmae Roberts talks with  Seattle author Nisi Shawl whose new epic debut novel combines narratives from Belgium, Great Britain, the Congo  and an imaginary utopia called Everfair in a...

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A Civil War Christmas

Dmae talks with three stellar actors, Susanna Mars, Ayanna Berkshire and John San Nicolas  from Artists Repertory Theatre’s A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS. The show runs  November 22, 2016...

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Black Nativity

Dmae speaks with artistic director Jerry Foster and cast member Laurene CoCo Jackson of PassinArt: A Theatre Company about their upcoming performances of the Gospel play Black Nativity, December 2nd to...

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2 Chinese-American Vets

For Veteran’s Day, Dmae presents two stories of Chinese-American vets from different American wars. First up she talks with Eddie Fung, a WWII vet who was forced to...

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Reggie Wilson at White Bird

Dmae talks with Walter Jaffe and Paul King founders of White Bird Dance. The two dance producers will talk about White Bird’s whole season and the upcoming performances by Reggie Wilson/Fist...

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Shaking The Tree + Bing Bingham

Dmae talks with one of the most inventive directors in Portland, Samantha Van Der Merwe, artistic director of Shaking The Tree Theatre.  We’ll hear about her original work...

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Fall KBOO Special

Dmae presents a fall membership drive one-hour edition of Stage & Studio. First up, we feature with Alexis Tidwell (Crystal) and Johari Nandi Mackey (Chiffon)who make up the dynamic...

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The Fortunes + Everfair

Dmae Roberts talks with two authors beginning their book tours for KBOO’s membership drive show. First up, we’ll hear a short preview from Seattle author Nisi Shawl whose...

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Tim Dang + ConFest

Dmae talks with Tim Dang, cialis one of the most influential Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre leaders in the country. After 23 years,  Dang recently stepped down as artistic...

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Subashini Ganesan + Desdemona Chiang

Dmae features dancer Subashini Ganesan, curator of New Expressive Works (N.E.W.), an important space for independent performing artists. We’ll hear about an open house this weekend to preview all the...

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JAW & Mia Chung

Dmae revisits with playwright Mia Chung who is back in Portland for a staged reading of her newest play Catch as Catch Can as part as the 18th annual JAW:...

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OSF+Enlightened

Dmae features theatre outside of Portland along the I-5 corridor. First up we  feature Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Roe in Ashland, Oregon. We talk with Lavina Jadhwani, a Phil Killian Directing Fellow and the...

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Asylum Lab

Dmae focuses on the Asylum lab, a place where professional actors and directors can explore classical theatre in a “gym”-like setting. It’s being developed by director Elizabeth Huffman....

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Keeping Safe In Theatre

Dmae presents an in-depth look at safety for women in theatre inspired by a June 8th, Chicago Reader article titled At Profiles Theatre the drama—and abuse—is real  that...

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Philip Kan Gotanda-Travelling Master

Dmae features veteran playwright Philip Kan Gotanda. She first talked to him three years ago when he came to do a talk at Reed College. Now he’s a...

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Vanport Mosaic Festival

Dmae features the Vanport Mosaic Festival that celebrates and remembers an important time and community in Portland history. She’ll talk  with festival co-artistic directors S. Renee Mitchell, Damaris...

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defunkt’s The Udmurts

Dmae features defunkt Theatre’s world premiere production of The Udmurts by David Zellnik.  The Udmurt people are a diminishing ethnic group in the Udmurt Republic in Russia. The lead character...

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Membership Drive 2

Dmae Roberts features a talk with Christopher Acebo, associate artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Chris Coleman, artistic director of Portland Center Stage. We’ll find out...

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MemberShip Drive Special

Dmae presents a special one-hour edition of Stage & Studio with two joyous musical productions, Portland Playhouse’s Peter and the Starcatcher and Portland Opera’s The Magic Flute. Dmae   will offer...

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Milagro + Vertigo

Dmae presents Daniel Jáquez, Interim Artistic Director of Milagro Theatre to who’s co-directing Into the Beautiful North by Karen Zacarías. The play is about a young woman, inspired...

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The Amish Project

Dmae Roberts features The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey at Portland Actors Conservatory.  The play focuses on the 2006 killing of five Amish girls in Lancaster, Pennsylania when a...

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The Blue Door

Dmae features Profile Theatre’s production of The Blue Door by Tanya Barfield. We’ll hear from director Bobby Bermea and actor Seth Rue about a highly poetic play steeped with the...

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Lauren Weedman

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...

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OHS + Julia Cho

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....

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Boom Arts + Judy Yung

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. ...

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Post5 + Corrib

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...

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Who Am I Celebrating Me + James Canfield

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...

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Breaking Rank + The Set-Up

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,...

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Mia Chung

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...

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Ophelia+Deception+Hazardous Beauty

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....

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Fertile Ground 2016

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...

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Broken Promises + Rejoice!

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...

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Migrations End of the Year Special

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...

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Imago’s ZooZoo

Dmae presents the final production and tour of Imago Theatre’s ZooZoo. For more than 30 years, this family treat full imaginary animals and whimsical dance has delighted audiences...

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Blended

More than 42% of American families have at least one step-relative. That’s according to a 2011 Pew Research Center survey. Dmae Roberts talks with Portland writer and anthology...

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Orlando + Junie B.

 A Tale of Two Title Roles. Dmae talks with two actresses at different times in their careers. We’ll meet actress Beth Thompson featured as Orlando at Profile Theatre...

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Macbeth + Women of Troy

Dmae Roberts features two contemporary shows that are adapted from classical works. She talks with Kate Belden of Polymath Art Theatre and their adaption of Macbeth, a Dark...

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Passin’ Art + Remme’s Run

Dmae Roberts talks with Passin’ Art Theatre about their explosive show on race dialogue in Tommy J & Sally by acclaimed playwright Mark Medoff with director Andrea White...

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Rope + DHH

Dmae talks with director Rusty Newton Tennant about ROPE, an early play that Alfred Hitchcock turned into one of his most experimental films. The original play is about...

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How We Got On

Dmae features Idris Goodwin’s HOW WE GOT ON, the season opener for Portland Playhouse. We’ll hear from director Jen Rowe, music director Mic Crenshaw and actress Ithica Tell...

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Unit Souzou-1 year later!

More than a year ago, Dmae talked with Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe, co-directors of UNIT SOUZOU about the new company they created. Now they’re getting ready to premiere...

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Fall Shows

The fall theatre season is heating up and several shows are helping out KBOO’s Fall membership drive. Dmae presents a special one-hour edition with Nikki Massoud and Sathya...

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La Luna Nueva

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre about La Luna Nueva that kicks off Milagro’s 35th season. This is maybe Olga’s last interview with...

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Prince Gomolvilas

What do a Filipina American  TSA agent, a Chinese American brother and sister, and a Thai-American wedding chapel owner married to a Japanese man have in common? They...

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PHAME + Claire Willett

Dmae Roberts presents two new world premiere stage plays in August. First up we feature PHAME and their first commissioned play by Debbie Lamedman with music by Laura...

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Jacklyn Maddux & her Acting Challenge

Almost two months ago, actress Jacklyn Maddux met a challenge to write for five days about her acting career. She posted five segments on her Facebook starting with her early...

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Vanport + Citizen Min

Dmae presents two different pivotal times of Oregon WWII history. First we’ll find out about a new musical play called Vanport by Shalanda R. Sims featuring the Vanport community during...

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Conduit-Risk/Reward

Dmae Roberts features two performing arts minifestivals with artistic directors Tere Mathern of Conduit’s DANCE+ Festival and Jerry Tischleder of The Risk/Reward Festival. Find out about both summer offerings and get...

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Jen Raynak’s Sounds

Dmae takes a moment to celebrate theatre sound design with veteran Portland sound designer and composer Jen Raynak. She recently spoke at Dmae’s radio documentary class at Mt....

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Wonderheads at Coho

Dmae Roberts features Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix of the acclaimed physical theatre company and mask imagineers, WONDERHEADS on June 25-28. Their show LOON is performed in full masks...

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Outwright Festival

Dmae Roberts features the OUTwright Theatre Festival with artistic director Rusty Tennant who’s directing the world premiere of the musical Under the Influence. We’ll also be talking with Under The...

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The Liar + In The Next Room

Dmae Roberts goes on location to Artists Repertory Theatre and Profile Theatre, which is one of the companies in resident there. First she talks to artistic director Damaso...

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Stan Lai at OSF

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...

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Olga Sanchez News

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...

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Theatre Diaspora

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...

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Jane Vogel of AGE

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...

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Beginnings & Remembrance

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...

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Shaking The Tree’s New Home

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...

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Richard Blanco

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...

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Conduit Eviction + Indian Classical Dance

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...

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Mary Stuart

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...

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Box Marked Black + Futility of Nicknames

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...

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Tribes

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...

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Threesome + Dr. Ruth

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...

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Actual Women

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...

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Parfait Bassale & Migrations

Dmae profiles guitarist and singer Parfait Bassale who is about to debut his new EP of original songs. Originally from West Africa, Bassale weaves joyous guitar melodies with...

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How To End Poverty

Dmae catches up with Michael Rohd, founder and artistic director of Sojourn Theatre. It’s been since 2010 when Sojourn produced an original interactive theatre piece in Portland. This time...

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Profile Theatre + Margaret Cho Speaks

Dmae talks with Margaret Cho about her recent Golden Globes controversy. Then we focus on Adriana Baer (featured left0, artistic director of Profile Theatre about their new season...

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FG Fest 2015

For the first show of 2015, Dmae Roberts spotlights the Fertile Ground, perhaps the largest city-wide Festival of New Works in Portland. We’ll get an overview from festival...

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Faux Museum Closes + Best of Highlights

Dmae talks with Tom Richards the curator of the Faux Museum, a conceptual art museum that boasts the world’s last living Woolly Ant. The Faux Museum won’t be...

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3 Authors & Indy Publishing

Dmae Roberts talks with  three Portland authors about self and small press publishing. Martha Hull, Sandra de Helen and Patti Duncan represent three different genres of books: an...

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OBT Dancers & Diversity

Guest Host Sarika Mehta talks to members of  Oregon Ballet Theatre! They will be performing George Balachine’s The Nutcracker, which runs Dec. 13-27th at the Keller Auditorium. What is unique about...

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Arthur Dong – Forbidden City, USA

Dmae talks with Arthur Dong, a Peabody-winning filmmaker who has written a book based on his research and  film: Forbidden City, USA. Dong’s 1989 film aired on PBS’...

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Shaking The Tree + Organic Listening Club

Host Dmae Roberts talks features two original shows in different disciplines. First up, artistic director Samantha Van Der Merwe of Shaking The Tree Theatre talks about creating an...

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O Romeo & New Now Wow

What would October be without a Day of the Dead celebration? Dmae Roberts checks in Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Miracle Theatre who has put together a new...

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PCS + White Bird Dance

 A special one-hour Stage & Studio with Dmae Roberts. First up, we feature the Tony-award-winning broadway musical and Oscar-winning “Dreamgirls” at Portland Center Stage. We’ll talk with two...

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The New Artists Rep

Dmae Roberts checks in with Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre. After a season of plays that didn’t differ too much from the Artists Rep’s past seasons, Rodriguez...

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From Tonga to Tonkin

Dmae Roberts presents a  two-part Stage & Studio focusing on the songs and stories of Tongan sewing circle in Portland as well as a play celebrating the heroic stand...

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The Piano Lesson

Dmae Roberts talks with director Kevin Jones and actress Chantal DeGroat about August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson about to open at Portland Playhouse.  Tune in for an insightful...

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Sans Merci & Murder on The Ganges

In business, the word “diversify” means to become more diverse or enlarge a field of operation. Portland’s performance scene still has a ways to go in representing diverse...

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New Beginnings With Unit Souzou

Artists have their fair share of doors closing on them. But it’s how you open new doors that helps define your strength as an artist. Michelle Fujii was artistic director...

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Stories From Home

Dmae Roberts talks with Polo Catalani of the Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council about their “Stories From Home” event featuring immigrant and refugee writers and musicians. We’ll...

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Moh Alileche – Algerian Berber Music

Dmae Roberts presents a special feature on Moh Alileche, master of Algerian Berber music. Berbers are an indigenous ethnicity of Northern Africa. The culture dates back more than 5000 years.  Alileche came...

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JAW 2014

Dmae Roberts has a behind-the-scenes and on-location talk with Rose Riordan, associate artistic director of Portland Center Stage and director of JAW: A Playwright’s Festival 2014. We’ll hear how...

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Tale of 2 Shakespeare Plays

Dmae Roberts features two backstage interviews at her home studio about two Shakespeare plays about to open in Portland at two different companies: Portland Shakespeare Project and Post...

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PAE Turns 45!

Portland abounds with summer Shakespeare but Portland Actors Ensemble has been producing Shakespeare in the Parks for the last 45 years. PAE kick things off a culturally innovative outdoor productions Antony...

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PHAME Turns 30 + Three Sisters Nixtamal

Dmae Roberts talks with PHAME executive director Stephen Marc Beaudoin and artistic director Jessica Dart about the  30th anniversary of the organization. Both are gifted artists who have worked to...

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Lisa See’s China Dolls

Dmae Roberts talks with acclaimed author Lisa See whose new book, China Dolls, features the era of the Asian American nightclubs during the 1930s to 50s. Her previous books, Snow Flower and the...

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Breaking The Silence

Dmae talks with playwright Nikki Nojima Louis who has been featuring her Japanese-American oral history play Breaking The Silence to different communities around the country. Actress and dancer Chisao...

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Shake It – A Modern Polaroid Love Story

Stage & Studio presents a documentary special about our cultural love of Polaroid pictures, the pre-digital era Instagram! Tune in for Shake It – A Modern Polaroid Love...

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The Jim Pepper Project

Tune in for special membership edition featuring music of Native American jazz legend Jim Pepper in new original show at Triangle Productions. Dmae Roberts talks with playwright/director Don Horn about the legacy of...

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Olga Sanchez: On Location At Milagro

Dmae Roberts talks on location with actress, director Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre. They cover everything from her featured role in Learn To Be Latina running May 1 – 31,...

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Anna Sheehan’s “A Long, Long Sleep”

Join Dmae Roberts for an in-depth look at Oregon author Anna Sheehan and her debut novel A Long, Long Sleep. As a mix of young adult and science fiction, this impressive...

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POW Fest!

Dmae features the 7th annual Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) which runs  March 6 – 9, 2014 at the Hollywood Theatre. We’ hear from Christine Autrand Mitchell  programming manager...

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Fertile Ground 2014

Fertile Ground City‐Wide Festival of New Work is back. Dmae talks with festival director Nicole Lane and two of the groups features: Playwrite with executive director/founder Bruce Livingston and Passin’...

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Chinglish at PCS

Join Dmae for a special look David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish at Portland Center Stage with director May Adrales and actors Tina Chilip and Peter O’Connor. We’ll hear about...

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David Henry Hwang, Master Playwright

Dmae features David Henry Hwang, Tony award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly, The Dance and the Railroad and Chinglish which soon opens on Jan. 11-Feb. 9 at Portland Center Stage.  For the last 30 years, Hwang...

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Raising Cane: Hawaii’s Labor & Resistance

Stage & Studio presents a special documentary from the “Crossing East” Asian Pacific American history series, winner of the 1996 Peabody award. This is excerpted from the “Raising...

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A Circus Carol

Sometimes you just want Scrooge to sing and all the characters to do acrobatics. That’s what happens in A Circus Carol, the brainchild of Wanderlust Circus and 3...

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Rethinking Holiday Shows

Finding holiday fare to produce in a theatre season can be a difficult task. A theatre can only do so many Charles Dickens and Christmas movie adaptations before...

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Portland Revels 2013 + OSF on Broadway

For 19 years, Portland Revels has brought a festive blend of folklore, music, dance and cultural traditions all year long to culminate in the spectacle production of Christmas...

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Singlehandedly + Our Town

The power of a great story and a classic play re-imagined Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Story Theater about their New Works Solo series, Singlehandedly, with co-founder Lynne...

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GRIMM Actor Tales

What’s it like to be a Wesen or a Hexenbiest? For the last two years, many area actors have found work on NBC’s hit show GRIMM.  A cop...

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Jamie Ford: Songs of Willow Frost

Dmae Roberts talks to New York Times bestseller list author Jamie Ford about his newest book Songs of Willow Frost. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale...

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Margaret Cho: Comedienne, Actress & Singer

Dmae Roberts talks with Emmy & Grammy- nominated comedian and actress, Margaret Cho who’s coming to Portland Nov. 15th at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.  Cho, who was...

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Wilde Tales + The Submission

The fairy tales of Oscar Wilde at Shaking The Tree Theatre and a racial pride and prejudice story at defunkt Theatre. Artistic director Samantha Van der Merwe joins...

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Julie Wu – The Third Son

What immediately drew me to Julie Wu’s debut novel The Third Son were the similarities of her setting and time to my mom’s story and history. Set in...

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White Bird Dance + NWCTS

New season openings abound in September. Dmae talks international and national dance with White Bird’s Walter Jaffe and Paul King and then she checks in with Sarah Jane...

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In the Mix

 In The Mix: Conversations with Artists…Between Races by Dmae Roberts is a radio exploration of mixed-race artists. Through the voices of artists who have dedicated their lives to building...

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David Walker & The Color of Film

Join Dmae Roberts and guest speaker David F. Walker, a filmmaker, writer and culture critic and a leading expert in 70s blaxploitation films. Walker talked with students at...

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True West/OSAR

Nothing binds you together nor tears you apart like family, especially if it’s a Sam Shepard family. Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab brings us True West, Shepard’s...

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Flat Track Around The World

Filmmakers Cynthia Lopez and Juvie Hall want to talk to women roller derby players around the world. Join Dmae for a look at the their new work-in-progress documentary...

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Grit & Grace: Brian Lindstrom

Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom  recently came to talk to Dmae Roberts’ nonfiction filmmaking class at Mt. Hood Community College’s Integrated Media Program. He talked about his career of making...

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Refugee Dreams Revisited

Dmae Roberts and MediaRites present Refugee Dreams Revisted as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This special is hosted by Margaret Cho and focuses on the experiences...

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Herstory/History Plays

A new look at two classic Lesbian and Gay plays: The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman and The Boys In the Band by Mart Crowley. defunkt Theatre with...

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Left Hand Of Darkness Onstage

Ursula K. Le Guin’s gender defying groundbreaking novel “The Left Hand of Darkness” gets a new original stage adaptation by two of Portland’s more innovative theatres. Portland Playhouse...

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Artists Rep & New Directions

The debut of Ten Chimneys by Jeffrey Hatcher, marks Artists Rep’s first change into a new direction with soon to be artistic director Dámaso Rodriguez. Join Dmae Roberts in...

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Cheryl Strayed: On Writing, Family & Success

Tune into Stage & Studio for an in-depth and intimate talk with author Cheryl Strayed. The last year and a half has been a whirlwind of success for...

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Guapa At Milagro+Arts Tax Update

An inspiring tale of a young women dream to be an international soccer star. That’s the focus of Guapa by Caridad Svich a world premiere play at Milagro Theatre....

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Insatiable + Black Grace

Portland Taiko's Insatiable is a new compositions exploring as they say "the possibilities of the art form of taiko through contemporary reflections on Japanese folk dance."

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Sowelu’s Hard Times

Stage & Studio takes a look at Sowelu Theatre’s Hard Times Come Again No More, by Martha Boesing which is based on four stories by activist/writer Meridel Le Sueur. Dmae...

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Remembering Octavia Butler

As part of Black History Month, I thought I would call attention to a writer I’ve “discovered” in the last two years. I’ve long been a fan of...

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Philip Kan Gotanda: Timeless Playwright

A conversation with Philip Kan Gotanda, one of the most prolific and successful playwrights in the country. He was at Portand’s Reed College to speak for their Aloud...

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Scott Carrier, Writer & Radio Veteran

Hear about the work of Peabody-winning radio producer and writer, Scott Carrier. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Carrier has produced documentaries that have been heard on nearly...

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Susan Mach’s Two Plays

Dmae Roberts talks with Playwright Susan Mach about her two new world premieres. Playwrights can labor for years (and do!) without the fortune of a professional production. This fall...

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Ing ‘Doc’ Hay-Frontier Herbalist

Dmae Roberts and MediaRites presents Ing ‘Doc’ Hay-Frontier Herbalist as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  In the dry sagebrush hills of Eastern Oregon, a thriving Chinatown emerged,...

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