Dmae Roberts visits with playwright Sandra de Helen who’s receiving a reading of her play in NYC. We’ll also spotlight a community celebration of breast cancer survivors at the Worship In Pink event in the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Atrium.

Featured music by NW musician Molly Bauchham from her new CD Maid on the Shore. Hear her music at

Portland writer Sandra de Helen‘s play Blue Roses is being featured in a reading at the Dramatists Guild of America Friday Night Footlights program in October. Blue Roses tells the story of an imagined meeting of Tennessee William’s sister and Rosemary Kennedy at a mental instititution in Missouri. Blue Roses was previously presented in the PlayLab at the Great Plains Theatre Conference and in a Portland reading directed by Matt Zrebski.

Sandra de Helen

De Helen’s previous work includes The Godmother staged as part of Fertile Ground: New Works Festival. She also performed her play Copperheads and Common Women in 2009 at CoHo Theatre Company and Fertile Ground. Her 10-minute play The Thing Is was produced by Artists Repertory Theatre. De Helen is part of the multicultural playwriting group Penplay.

Dmae also features a short piece from her documentary The Breast Cancer Monologues. To hear the whole documentary, visit MediaRites Productions store at

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The we hear from Kathy Kendrix, organizer of Worship in Pink, a community celebration that takes place on Sunday, October 30,  2- 6 p.m. in the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Atrium.

The event honors breast cancer survivors with exhibitors, booths, speakers, a reading of  The Breast Cancer Monologues by Dmae Roberts and a special performance by Sisters in Survival, a chorus of breast cancer survivors led by Julianne R. Johnson. For more information about Worship in Pink see the website,

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