Stage&Studio

Ronni S. Lacroute – Friend to the Arts

Ronni S. Lacroute – Friend to the Arts

Dmae Lo Roberts talks with perhaps the most influential benefactor of Oregon arts.

Most artists and arts organizations in Oregon know the name of Ronni S. Lacroute. Anyone who attends performing arts events, art exhibits, films and music festivals knows … Read the rest

The Immigrant Story + 20th Anniversary of 9/11

The Immigrant Story + 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Join Dmae Lo Roberts for a conversation with Sankar Raman, founder of The Immigrant Story, a website, traveling art exhibit and podcast documenting the journeys and stories of immigrants in the Portland and across the country. A volunteer-run nonprofit, … Read the rest

Rhonda P. Hill and the EDGE of Design

Rhonda P. Hill and the EDGE of Design

Dmae looks at the Black contributions to fashion design throughout American history with writer, publisher and fashion expert Rhonda P. Hill.

She recently published a series of eight articles called A Study of Eight, The Untold American Story,  Read the rest

Pasifika Unity Festival + Kalani Pe’a

Pasifika Unity Festival + Kalani Pe’a

Dmae Lo Roberts features the first annual Pasifika Unity Festival a free outdoor event that celebrates Pacific Islander culture and health. With live music, crafts vendors and local food trucks, the celebration is also a health fair and COVID-19 vaccination … Read the rest

Heidi Durrow-Mixed and Remixed

Heidi Durrow-Mixed and Remixed

Dmae talks with award-winning author Heidi Durrow who is a keynote speaker at this year’s virtual Willamette Writers Conference (July 29-Aug.1).

The daughter of a Danish immigrant mother and an a Black serviceman, Durrow grew up overseas before settling in … Read the rest

2 Youth Theaters Talk

2 Youth Theaters Talk

For the last 23 years, Dmae Roberts has featured both Northwest Children’s Theater and Oregon Children’s Theatre and their various productions. This time, the artistic directors of both companies are sharing the podcast stage.

It’s rare to have two successful … Read the rest

BlaQ Out

BlaQ Out

In this week’s Stage & Studio podcast, Dmae Roberts talks with James R. Dixon and Tyler Andrew Jones about producing the first-ever BlaQ Out.For

Pride Month,  Fuse Theatre Ensemble and The OUTwright Theatre Festival is celebrating its decade of producing … Read the rest

Vanport Mosaic 2021

Vanport Mosaic 2021

Dmae talks with Laura Lo Forti and Damaris Webb, co-directors of Vanport Mosaic, a multidisciplinary organization that devotes itself to memory activism through visual and performing arts, history and community dialogue. First formed to honor the history of the devastating … Read the rest

Devin Fei-Fan Tau-Who’s On Top?

Devin Fei-Fan Tau-Who’s On Top?

For her second episode during Asian American/Pacific Islander month, Dmae Roberts delves into the layers of filmmaking and identity with filmmaker Devin Fei-Fan Tau. He’s reached a milestone in his career with his first feature documentary Who’s On Top? 

The … Read the rest

Desdemona Chiang -A Great Leap

Desdemona Chiang -A Great Leap

For Asian Pacific American Heritage month in May, Dmae Roberts features theater director Desdemona Chiang. Like many theater artists, this noted director has been perfecting the virtual reading which has evolved as its own art form during the pandemic. Hear … Read the rest

Subashini Ganesan-Creative Laureate Checks In

Subashini Ganesan-Creative Laureate Checks In

What is the current state of Portland’s creative community? One person who has had their finger on the pulse of the needs and challenges for Portland’s artists is Subashini Ganesan and she’s checking in with Dmae Roberts.

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Lillian Pitt-10,000 Years Through Art

Lillian Pitt-10,000 Years Through Art

Dmae Roberts first met Lillian Pitt when noted writer Cheryl Strayed curated an artists  section of a TEDx talk in 2013 that included Roberts and Pitt. Though she was familiar with Pitt’s work, it was a pleasure for Roberts to … Read the rest

Roberta Wong, Conceptual Artist & Tireless Advocate

Roberta Wong, Conceptual Artist & Tireless Advocate

(Photo: Julie Keefe)

Note: Dmae interviewed conceptual artist Roberta Wong the day the killings of six Asian women in Atlanta, Ga. that night on March 15, 2021 in an apparent (though not yet charged) hate crime. In the conversation between Read the rest

Wanda Walden -Costume Designer Extraordinaire

Wanda Walden -Costume Designer Extraordinaire

Debuted Tues 3/09/21 for the inaugural podcast on ArtsWatch!

Dmae talks with veteran costume designer Wanda Walden, the Portland- and Oakland, California-based actor, visual artist, writer, and in-demand costume designer, who had an astonishing fourteen shows lined up in Portland … Read the rest

Samson Syharath + New SNS Beginnings

Samson Syharath + New SNS Beginnings

Dmae welcomes longtime friend and theatre collaborator Samson Syharath, Laotian-American theatre artist, for her final new show on KBOO radio.  They met when Samson came on the show as a guest for Shaking The Tree Theatre in 2013.

Since … Read the rest

S. Renee Mitchell – Spreading Black Joy

S. Renee Mitchell – Spreading Black Joy

Dmae features S. Renee Mitchell, performer, multimedia artist, former Oregonian columnist  and the winner of the 2019 Spirit of Portland award.  She is the creative force behind the “Spreading the Black Joy Virus,” a multimedia intergenerational project intended to increase … Read the rest

Damaris Webb

Damaris Webb

Dmae gets caught up with Damaris Webb is an actor, director, teaching artist and the co-director of The Vanport Mosaic. She’s directing a film version of the first act of Martha Bakes: a Biography of a Revolution and Insurrection that Read the rest

The Mystery of Opal Whiteley

The Mystery of Opal Whiteley

Dmae Roberts opens up the audio vault with Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley. This half-hour documentary was  first produced in 1986 with playwright Dorothy Velasco and tells the story of a young woman from Cottage GroveRead the rest

Melory Mirashrafi

Melory Mirashrafi

Dmae visits with Melory Mirashrafi,  actor, director, dramaturg and writer. As an Iranian-American she is dedicated to  presenting performance works and writing that truly represents her culture. She’s back in Hillsboro where she grew up when the Pandemic abruptly stranded … Read the rest

Pushing Boundaries Revisited

Pushing Boundaries Revisited

Dmae Roberts presents a half of her one-hour Pushing Boundaries Special. This was a year-long investigation with Dmae and producers Macon Reed and Tali Singer. Pushing Boundaries explored artists and arts groups pushing personal, artistic, cultural and physical boundaries in Read the rest

Alec Cameron Lugo

Alec Cameron Lugo

Dmae spotlights Portland-based actor and singer Alec Cameron Lugo. He talks about being a mixed-race Latinx and gay artist who grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii and the depth his identity brings to his roles. We’ll also find … Read the rest

Ajai Terrazas Tripathi

Ajai Terrazas Tripathi

Dmae talks with Ajai Terrazas Tripathi, Portland actor, director, producer and playwright.   is collaborating on two Shakespeare virtual projects: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Northwest Children’s Theater & School (Nov. 12 – Dec. 6) and Macbeth (Nov 11, 12, 13)Read the rest

Yasmin Ruvalcaba

Yasmin Ruvalcaba

Dmae features a conversation with Yasmin Ruvalcaba, a Latinx theatre artist and community engagement advocate who works in the Portland-metro and Washington County area. She also works as a program manager for Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE) and Read the rest

MATTER

MATTER

Dmae focuses on MATTER, written and performed by Charles Grant as a response to police brutality and gun violence inflected on Black Americans. We hear clips from the film and excerpts of a Zoom conversation with Charles Grant, director James Read the rest

LaRhonda Steele

LaRhonda Steele

Dmae talks with Portland’s First Lady of Blues, LaRhonda Steele. We hear her talk about the struggles as a Black woman in Portland’s Blues scene. It’s tough times for Portland’s musicians who depend on live performance for a living, and Read the rest

Gerardo Galderon

Gerardo Galderon

Dmae features longtime Portland musician and composer Gerardo Calderon  who performs both traditional Mexican music and Pre-Columbian Indigenous music. He’s part of a two-night live stream called Dreams Deferred Live by a collective called The Immigrant Story. The first event Read the rest

Because of You I Learned To Love

Because of You I Learned To Love

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 28-minute docu-play Because of You, I Learned to Love produced by Read the rest

Horatio Law’s Urban Studies

Horatio Law’s Urban Studies

Dmae talks to Horatio Hung-Yan Law about creating art in solitude and while walking. Horatio is long-time Portland-based artist who has created large installations and public artwork in many locations here but also in other parts of the country.

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Shelley B Shelley, Portland to Africa

Shelley B Shelley, Portland to Africa

Dmae talks with Portland theatre artists Shelley B Shelley who has worked on Portland stages in the late 1990’s. We’ll talk about her thoughts on the evolution of local theatre and recent moves by Portland theaters toward creating anti-racism policies. Read the rest

Paul Susi – Art for Vulnerable Communities

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 classical actor, Paul has also focused on bringing art to communities in Read the rest

Tracy Cameron Francis

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. Boom Arts is collaborating with Risk/Reward and XRAY. FM to present Read the rest

Ni Nica, Ni Gringa

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 docu-play Ni Nica, Ni Gringa  produced by Sylvia Mullally. She Read the rest

Shani Harris-Bagwell

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 board for the Regional Arts and Culture Council and will be … Read the rest

James Dixon: EDI and Beyond

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 Institutions (PWI) can create a safer and more equitable creative environment while Read the rest

Shalanda Sims

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 Oregon: A Conversation” and about the work she’s doing as … Read the rest

45th Parallel + World Stage Theatre

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 the Portland Social Distance Ensemble.  She talks with executive director Ron BlessingerRead the rest

Reinvention – Laura Lo Forti of Vanport Mosaic

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 one online. Through May 30th, The Virtual Vanport Mosaic Festival features poets, Read the rest

ArtsWatch’s Bob Hicks – Looking Ahead

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 and throughout the country. After seven weeks of shelter-at-home because of the … Read the rest

Otherness: Togetherness 

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 of Covid-19. Many smaller arts groups have debated if their show … Read the rest

PassinArt + 7 Guitars

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 who is currently directing August Wilson’s “7 Guitars” which opens March 19th Read the rest

Artful Activism

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. We go behind the scenes to profile actor and poet Ken Yoshikawa  Read the rest

La’ Tevin Alexander

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 show, directed by Vanport Mosaic’s Damaris Webb, runs February Read the rest

Who I Am & Rejoice

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 of Who I am  Celebrating me –a Black history play that’s Read the rest

Fertile Ground Returns

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 More, a presentation of PassinArt Theatre  and Resiliency in Rhythm, a youth … Read the rest

BLIND at Chapel Theatre Collective

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 premiere of Bonnie Ratner’s new play produced by the Chapel Theatre Collective.Read the rest

PCS Holiday Shows

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 Pride and Prejudice and the Tony-award-winning musical Hedwig and the Angry Read the rest

Illustration by Lee Moye

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 Carson who plays Matilda. We’ll be giving away three pairs of tickets Read the rest

A Xmas Cuento Remix

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 the classic Dickens story A Christmas Carol.

(Aired 11am-noon 11/19/19 on KBOO
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SOUL’D

SOUL’D

Dmae features SOUL’D: the economics of our black bodya new devised ensemble piece that examines the American Economic Dream for Black Americans. She’ll talk with director Damaris Webb (who is also co-director of Vanport Mosaic) and actress
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Shakespeare In Love

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 now on stage. The show runs November 1 – December 8, Read the rest

A Clockwork Orange at B&B

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 and associate artist Joey Copsey of Hillsboro’s Bag&Baggage Productions about how the Read the rest

Rene Denfeld

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 exceptional young woman who has a talent for finding Read the rest

KBOO Membership Drive Special

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 of 1984 by George Orwell as well highlights of the whole 2019/20 Read the rest

Eclipsed at Corrib

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 Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan, James X by Gerard Mannix Flynn, Read the rest

Mala

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 title role of Mala in this solo play Read the rest

Between Two Knees

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 Shakespeare Festival.  She features actor Justin Gauthier who performs Larry … Read the rest

Stan Foote Goodbye

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 Children’s Theatre. During his tenure, he has created and produced impressive original Read the rest

CoHo Summerfest 2019

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 and actor/performing artist Soomi Kim.

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Risk Reward 2019

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, festival director and producing artistic director about the five local, Read the rest

OUTwright of Color

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 June 13-30 and Jennifer Lanier, co-artistic director of Ops Fest  (Original Read the rest

GAMBATTE at Vanport Mosaic

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 throughout Portland and runs through June 5th. GAMBATTE, a Japanese phrase that Read the rest

2 WoC directors

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 director of The Revolutionists at Artists Repertory Theatre. While … Read the rest

“Tenali” at NWCT & “Diary” at OCT

“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 artistic director Sarah Jane Hardy who co-directed once again with Anita Read the rest

Corrib & Vertigo

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 Jocelyn Seid of A Dark Sky Full of Stars at Theatre Vertigo. Read the rest

Linda Austin & Ordinary Devotions

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 honors the particularities of her 65-year old body and its hunger Read the rest

Ricardo Vasquez & Yesenia Lopez

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 The Island In Winter or La Isla en Invierno –the first of Read the rest

Minh Tran Returns

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 date about the recent loss of his parents and the renewal of

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Hazardous Beauty

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 and the intersections of race, class, aging, work, art and Read the rest

Fuse Theatre 10th Anniversary

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 Actress and Rusty Newton Tennant, creator and director of Read the rest

Honoring Chinatown

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 at the Portland Chinatown Museum. The play tells Yee’s family story in … Read the rest

Red Door Project’s Cop Out

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 their successful tour of Hands Up about racial profiling … Read the rest

Othello: The Remix

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 Portland Actors Conservatory where he also works as an instructor.  … Read the rest

We Can Listen

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 recorded by Darren Oberg and hosted by Jane Vogel founder … Read the rest

Milagro’s 35th Season

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  We’ll also find out more about the rest Read the rest

__the Wolf + Cop Out

__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 call “___the wolf.” With her are actors Kayla Hanson and Anya Pearson. … Read the rest

Skeleton Crew + The Color Purple

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 musical…The Color Purple, adapted Read the rest

Photo by Jenny Graham, Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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  Snow in Midsummer  by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig adapted from a classical Chinese Read the rest

Margaret Cho is Back

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 8 p.m., Fri., Aug. 31st and Sat., Sept.1stRead the rest

Changing Shakespeare

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 Productions, Paul Susi of Portland Actors Ensemble and Jennifer Lanier Read the rest

JAW Turns 20!

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 Riordan and playwright Clarence Coo whose play Read the rest

Chamber Music Northwest

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 now in progress and hear about the exploration of … Read the rest

CoHo Summerfest

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 at 8pm) directed by Philip Cuomo, Read the rest

Vera Starbard + Our Voices

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 One. The play focuses on the journey of … Read the rest

Invisible Spectrum + Angel Island

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 Person of Color in other storytelling shows. She started Invisible Read the rest

Vanport + Left Hook

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 Flood and the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act through … Read the rest

Cabaret and OUTwright Festival

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 Ensemble at the Funhouse Lounge May 17-June 2. Hear how this musical Read the rest

Horatio Law

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 project “A Tale of Two Ghettos” that will perform at two locations Read the rest

Watsonville at Milagro

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 California. We’ll hear from director Elizabeth Huffman and actor Bunnie Rivera. Read the rest

Rajneeshpuram: What Price Paradise?

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 Selena Chau, it has been found! Hear the broadcast Read the rest

3 Indigenous playwrights

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 (Cherokee) at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Mar. 28 – Oct. 27. And Read the rest

PAC + Gambatte

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 PAC is producing not only multicultural works but also young actors, many … Read the rest

Hedda

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 performs the title role of Hedda. We’ll also Read the rest

Men On Boats

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, performed with an all-female cast at Third Rail Repertory Read the rest

Cassius + August

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 Corner: Cassius ClayWe’ll talk with artistic director Stan Foote, Read the rest

Literary Lesbians + Vagina Monologues

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 Sandra de Helen. And in the last part of the show, … Read the rest

Chitra, The Girl Prince

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 Jungle Book. They worked with writer Avantika … Read the rest

Black History Festival NW

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. 11 & 12 at 7:30pm)which will have its … Read the rest

Milagro’s ‘Bi’ & Prince Gomolvilas

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 at Milagro Theatre.Bi-Read the rest

PETE + Parnassus

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 Vanya  running Jan. 4-21 at Reed College. We’ll talk with … Read the rest

Soomi Kim – CHANG(E)

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 in Chang(e), an homage to the  late artist and activist Kathy Read the rest

PCS + PSP

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 Twist Your Dickens.  Read the rest

Hosts Show

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 guest hosting on Stage & Studio throughout the year … Read the rest

Profile’s Rep Shows

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 Hecht and actor Anthony Lam who stars in both … Read the rest

Joe Kye

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 off his international tour at Alberta Abbey in Portland on October 27th

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Artists Rep’s 7 Plays

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 and LORT theatre, Rodríguez says he has worked to “create an Read the rest

Jamie Ford’s Love

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 Seattle’s Asian American history soon to be released on Sept. Read the rest

Clackamas Rep + Off The Rails

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 Lingers On!  The musical runs through Aug. 27th with … Read the rest

Photo: Martin Girard / shootstudio.ca Costumes: Philippe Guillotel © 2014 Cirque du Soleil

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,. And then in the second Read the rest

Hands Up & Kevin Jones

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 autobiographical monologues of this remarkable production were written … Read the rest

David Ornette Cherry

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 composed numerous CDs and produced evenings of his Organic Listening Club (coming … Read the rest

Profile’s 26 Miles

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 Profile’s season which features Hudes work as the sole playwright.

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Crossing East: Relations

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 featuring the Crossing East Archive collected for MediaRites‘ 8-hour radio … Read the rest

Good With People + Relations Preview

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 woman encounters the man who bullied her son 14 … Read the rest

Vanport Mosaic + OutWright

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 of events that highlights important history of Vanport communities and beyond. … Read the rest

AAPI Heritage Month

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 Oregon premiere by Theatre Diaspora. Shenoy created this play … Read the rest

Tea Girl of Hummmingbird Lane

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 LaneLisa See spends a couple of years researching and writing her books. Since Dmae spoke with her … Read the rest

Two World Premieres

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 funny, Weedman turns life’s pain into memorable stories and this … Read the rest

Tomas & The Library Lady

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 LadyThe show runs April 1st through 29th at the Winningstad Read the rest

Stories From Rural Oregon

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 and their perspectives and lives are shaped by their … Read the rest

Brontë

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 Cox (who plays Emily Brontë ), Jessi Walters … Read the rest

Black History Month Women

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 from In the Blood by noted African-American playwright Suzan-Lori Parks produced Read the rest

Literary Lesbians + On The Edge

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, their literary event on Feb. 11th and … Read the rest

Forever Dusty at Triangle

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 hear some Dusty Springfield songs. We’ll catch up with … Read the rest

Ignite at NEW + Stories From MacLaren

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 in the second part of the show we hear from … Read the rest

FG 2017

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 of venues to see original performing and media arts. More than Read the rest

Goodbye 2016

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 and we say goodbye to our longtime engineer Janet Anderson!

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Nisi Shawl’s Everfair

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 neo-Victorian novel with steampunk elements of airships. With depth lyrical prose, … Read the rest

A Civil War Christmas

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 – December 23, 2016 and features a diverse cast and music … Read the rest

Black Nativity

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 December 18th. We’ll hear about the history of … Read the rest

2 Chinese-American Vets

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 work hard labor in  Japanese POW camp and helped to build … Read the rest

Reggie Wilson at White Bird

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 and Heel Performance Group coming to Portland November Read the rest

Shaking The Tree + Bing Bingham

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 devised with the cast and designers, Head. Hands. Feet:Tales of DismembermentRead the rest

Fall KBOO Special

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 trio chorus in Little Shop of Horrors  at Portland Center Stage.Read the rest

The Fortunes + Everfair

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 new book combines narratives from Belgium, Great Britain, the Congo  and an … Read the rest

Tim Dang + ConFest

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 director of East West Players in Los Angeles, the longest running … Read the rest

Subashini Ganesan + Desdemona Chiang

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 classes and artists at the space. And in the
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JAW & Mia Chung

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: A Playwright’s Festival at Portland Center Stage.  We’ll hear about … Read the rest

OSF+Enlightened

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 Jadhwania Phil Killian Directing Fellow and the assistant director for Roe. … Read the rest

Asylum Lab

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. We’ll talk with Huffman and two actors in her Asylum lab actors Read the rest

Keeping Safe In Theatre

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 shocked theatre communities around the country. The lengthy article was a year-long … Read the rest

Philip Kan Gotanda-Travelling Master

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 Traveling Master for the Dramatists Guild Fund and will be teaching … Read the rest

Vanport Mosaic Festival

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 Webb and Laura Lo Forti.  Damaris is the director/producer of Cottonwood In Read the rest

defunkt’s The Udmurts

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 in defunkt’s production meets an Udmurt woman and is … Read the rest

Membership Drive 2

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 about the new season at OSF and get a backstage view Read the rest

Peter and the Starcather & The Magic Flute

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 tickets to both shows to support KBOO community radio Read the rest

Milagro + Vertigo

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 by The Magnificent Seven enlists seven men to help her save her Read the rest

The Amish Project

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 gunman took 10 school girls hostage and shot eight of them.
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The Blue Door

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 ghosts of history. The show runs April 7-24  at … Read the rest

Lauren Weedman

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 Not Okay at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Powell’s City of Read the rest

OHS + Julia Cho

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. She’ll be joined with filmmaker Felicia Lowe who will … Read the rest

Boom Arts + Judy Yung

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

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 Tobias Andersen who plays Lear. We’ll also catch up with Allen Read the rest

Who Am I Celebrating Me + James Canfield

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 seniors, Kyra Orr and Isaiah Sims, participating in the performances. And in
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Breaking Rank + The Set-Up

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, Executive Director, Returning Veterans Project and writer Patti
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Mia Chung

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 joins Dmae in the studio for a Read the rest

Ophelia+Deception+Hazardous Beauty

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. We’ll also feature Bonnie Ratner’s Hazardous Beauty, about two writing … Read the rest

Fertile Ground 2016

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 works features. She’ll be joined by two of the original shows Read the rest

Broken Promises + Rejoice!

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 from the show. And in the latter part of the show, … Read the rest

Migrations End of the Year Special

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 Tongan Sewing Circle led by  Kato Kakala Kavapalu and Kolini Fusitua. All Read the rest

Imago’s ZooZoo

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 around the world. Co-founders and co-artistic directors Jerry Maowad and Carol Triffle

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Blended

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 editor Samantha Waltz who explores what it means to be a … Read the rest

Orlando + Junie B.

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 and Kai Tomizawa, a 7th grader who is Junie B. Jones at

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Macbeth + Women of Troy

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 Retelling and Jeffrey Puukka who adapted and directs Women of Troy for 

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Passin’ Art + Remme’s Run

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 and actors Marcus Mauldin and Sarah McGregor.  And in the second half … Read the rest

Rope + DHH

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 to open at Bag & Baggage Productions in Hillsboro. Then we catch Read the rest

How We Got On

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 from the production about to open September 30th-Oct. 25th.  We’ll also Read the rest

Unit Souzou-1 year later!

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 their first original work 88: Hachi Hachi for their anniversary Read the rest

Fall Shows

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 Sridharan, who play Emily and George in  Portland Center Stage’s multicultural OUR Read the rest

La Luna Nueva

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 Stage & Studio for awhile as the outgoing artistic director. She’ll

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Prince Gomolvilas

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 are waiting for UFOs in Las Vegas with Grandma May, a Thai … Read the rest

PHAME + Claire Willett

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 Gibson called Up the Fall, on Aug 22-29, 2015 at Artists Repertory Read the rest

Jacklyn Maddux & her Acting Challenge

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 career in NYC and to present time in Portland.  Dmae … Read the rest

Vanport + Citizen Min

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 WWII that was washed away in the 1948 flood. We’ll … Read the rest

Conduit-Risk/Reward

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 out of the heat! ]

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Jen Raynak’s Sounds

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. Hood Community College’s Integrated Media program. Her interview was recorded live on … Read the rest

Wonderheads at Coho

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 has been called “living cartoons or live-action Pixar.” This is … Read the rest

Outwright Festival

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 InfluenceWe’ll also be talking with Under The Influence’s Ernie Lijoi, (playwright, composer, lyricist) and composer Read the rest

The Liar + In The Next Room

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 Rodriguez on opening day of the French farce The Liar newly
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Stan Lai at OSF

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 primarily with Taiwan’s history have been widely performed in mainland China despite
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Olga Sanchez News

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 profile as a premiere Northwest theatre company, she’s stepping down to pursue … Read the rest

Theatre Diaspora

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 Larry Toda will talk about the genesis and need for AAPI representation … Read the rest

Jane Vogel of AGE

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 Arts a new organization addressing the need to represent more … Read the rest

Beginnings & Remembrance

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 the play and about being working parents with a newborn at rehearsals.… Read the rest

Shaking The Tree’s New Home

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 new production of Suddenly Last Summer, a 90-minute one act by … Read the rest

Richard Blanco

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 a Cuban childhood in Miami. They talk about Richard’s childhood … Read the rest

Conduit Eviction + Indian Classical Dance

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 a haven for dance, experimental and solo shows to Portland’s artists. They … Read the rest

Luisa Sermol as Mary

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 of an adaptation about the doomed Queen of Scots and her Read the rest

Box Marked Black + Futility of Nicknames

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 who’s just published his debut novel The Futility of Nicknames which is … Read the rest

Tribes

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 learn sign language or be involved in the Deaf Community. … Read the rest

Threesome + Dr. Ruth

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 cast (Alia Attallah, Dominic Rains, Quinn Franzen) of Threesome by Read the rest

Actual Women

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 and television is often behind in portraying a wealth of women’s roles … Read the rest

Parfait Bassale & Migrations

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 his intricate vocals. He often sings about his experiences and introspections of

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How To End Poverty

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 they’re teaming up with Portland Playhouse to debut the regional Read the rest

Adriana Baer

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 of plays dedicated to the work of MacArthur-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. Each Read the rest

FG Fest 2015

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 director Nicole Lane. Then we’ll find out about three of the Read the rest

Faux Museum Closes + Best of Highlights

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 renewing it’s lease and will be closing its doors on Jan. 11, … Read the rest

3 Authors & Indy Publishing

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 artistic picture book, a murder mystery and a collection of essays. They Read the rest

OBT Dancers & Diversity

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 OBT is the diversity of their Read the rest

Arthur Dong – Forbidden City, USA

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’ American Experience program.  Now 25 years later, he put together a comprehensive Read the rest

Shaking The Tree + Organic Listening Club

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 adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death” with the Read the rest

O Romeo & New Now Wow

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 Dia de los Muertos meets Shakespeare’s famous dead characters. We’ll find out Read the rest

PCS + White Bird Dance

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 actreeses Antoinette Comer from Dreamgirls and Laura Faye Smith who … Read the rest

The New Artists Rep

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 opened the most diverse season in the company’s history … Read the rest

From Tonga to Tonkin

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 of Senator Wayne Morse, one of two congressman to vote against Read the rest

The Piano Lesson

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 talk about this sixth production of Wilson’s American Century Cycle that opens Read the rest

Sans Merci & Murder on The Ganges

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 races and cultures that live here. Two companies–one in theatre and the Read the rest

New Beginnings With Unit Souzou

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 of Portland Taiko for nine years. Toru Watanabe, her husband, Read the rest

Stories From Home

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 be featuring two of the artists at the event–Palestinian American writer Mohammad Read the rest

Moh Alileche – Algerian Berber Music

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 to the U.S. in 1990  shortly before the Read the rest

JAW 2014

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 she started off this 16-year old festival with “a bag of … Read the rest

Tale of 2 Shakespeare Plays

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 5 Theatre. 

First she talks with founding artistic director Michael Mendelson of Read the rest

PAE Turns 45!

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 and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

We’ll hear … Read the rest

PHAME Turns 30 + Three Sisters Nixtamal

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 built PHAME into one of the premiere nonprofit community arts Read the rest

Lisa See’s China Dolls

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 Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls and Dreams Read the rest

Breaking The Silence

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 Hata and actor Larry Toda are featured in the staged reading Read the rest

Shake It – A Modern Polaroid Love Story

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 Story a one-hour documentary co-produced by Megan Jones and Vanessa Lowe.… Read the rest

The Jim Pepper Project

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 Jim Pepper.  Horn is staging a music
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Olga Sanchez: On Location At Milagro

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, 2014 and Milagro’s upcoming season as they close Read the rest

Anna Sheehan’s “A Long, Long Sleep”

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 work is a futuristic take on the fairy tale … Read the rest

POW Fest!

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 of POWFest and filmmakers Kimberly Warner (in studio) and special Read the rest

Fertile Ground 2014

Fertile Ground 2014

Fertile Ground CityWide 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’ Art Theatre with director Jaye Austin Williams of Read the rest

Chinglish at PCS

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 what’s like to work on a bilingual Chinese/English play and about Read the rest

David Henry Hwang, Master Playwright

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 has had a prolific career … Read the rest

Raising Cane: Hawaii’s Labor & Resistance

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 Cane” segment by Robynn Takayama and Dmae Roberts. For more info Read the rest

A Circus Carol

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 Leg Torso. Dmae talks with Noah Mickens of Wanderlust who
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Rethinking Holiday Shows

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 looking for more offbeat choices. Dmae focuses on two plays that are Read the rest

Portland Revels 2013 + OSF on Broadway

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 Revels (Dec. 6-15). Join Dmae for a talk and live concert with Read the rest

Singlehandedly + Our Town

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 Duddy and guest artist Denis Gessing. Then we’ll hear about the enduring … Read the rest

GRIMM Actor Tales

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 drama inspired by a twisted version of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, the Read the rest

Jamie Ford: Songs of Willow Frost

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 of two people—a  12-year-old Read the rest

Margaret Cho: Comedienne, Actress & Singer

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 host of Dmae’s 8-hour Crossing East Asian Pacific American radio Read the rest

Wilde Tales + The Submission

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 Dmae with playwright Karin Magaldi and actor Samson Syharath of Wilde TalesRead the rest

Julie Wu – The Third Son

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 Taiwan during World War II, the novel opens in 1943.  An eight-year-old Read the rest

White Bird Dance + NWCTS

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 Hardy artistic director of  NW Children’s Theatre’s ‘James and the Read the rest

In the Mix

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 bridges and talking about interracial experiences through their art. This part Read the rest

David Walker & The Color of Film

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 MHCC’s Integrated Media non-fiction filmmaking class and commented the lack of color Read the rest

True West/OSAR

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 tale of sibling rivalry. Dmae talks with artistic director Devon Allen Read the rest

Flat Track Around The World

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 series Flat Track Around The World that filmed in Mexico. We’ll hear Read the rest

Grit & Grace: Brian Lindstrom

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 films depicting the grit and grace of life.  Hear his Read the rest

Refugee Dreams Revisited

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 of Southeast Asian refugees in Portland, and features Cambodian musician Daran Kravanh.
Cheryl Strayed: On Writing, Family & Success

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 Strayed with “Wild” hitting #1 on the NY Times Bestseller list, an Read the rest

Remembering Octavia Butler

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 science-fiction literature, but had not read any for at least a decade … Read the rest

Philip Kan Gotanda: Timeless Playwright

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 series. Dmae Roberts talks with Gotanda about the unexpected pathway … Read the rest

Scott Carrier, Writer & Radio Veteran

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 every major public radio show including This American Life. His stories … Read the rest

Susan Mach’s Two Plays

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 Mach opened two plays, The Lost Boy at Artists Repertory Theatre Read the rest

Mystery Friend to the Arts

Mystery Friend to the Arts

On the next Stage & Studio on ArtsWatch, Dmae Lo Roberts has a mystery guest.  Here are seven clues. This guest is…

1–familiar to most Oregon artists and arts organizations.

2–once was a high school teacher in Massachusetts.

3–was the … Read the rest