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 the Portland Shakespeare Project. They’re producing The Tempest at  Artists Rep’s Alder stage. The production stars veteran actress Linda Alper as “Prospera” a magical role usually performed by a male actor. 

Dmae with Michael Mendelson
Dmae with Michael Mendelson

PSP is also presenting a staged reading of The Admirable Crichton by J.M. Barrie (of Peter Pan fame) directed by Jon Kretzu. 

And in the latter part of the show we hear from director Avital Shira about Shakespeare ‘s Love’s Labor’s Lost  at Post 5 Theatre being performed at the Lacroute courtyard of Milepost 5. 

Portland Shakespeare Project Show Info:

The Tempest
Performance Dates:       July 9 – Aug 3
Dates and Times:             Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 7:30 pm. Sundays @ 2pm
Ticket Prices:                      $30; $20 for students

Written by:                         J.M. Barrie
Directed by:                       Jon Kretzu
Performance Dates:       Three Shows – July 22, 29 and Aug 3                                               
Dates and Times:           Tuesday, July 22, @ 7:30pm
                                           Tuesday, July 29 @ 7:30pm
                                           Sunday, August 3 @ 7:30pm
Ticket Price:                     $15 (adults & students)
BOTH SHOWS AT:  Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Stage, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR 97205   Purchase Tickets: Artists Rep Box Office at 503.241.1278 or online at
____________________________________________________________ Post5 Theatre Showtimes:Post5
Love’s Labor’s Lost
By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Avital Shira
Presented by Ronni Lacroute/ Willakenzie Estate
and Jessica and Aaron Grimmer at The Picnic House
In partnership with KZME Portland

Performance Dates:

Avital Shira
Avital Shira

Thursday- Sunday
July 10th – August 3rd (No performances on July 17th and 24th)

All Shows at 7:30PM
Tickets: $15 Thurs – Sat / SUNDAY: PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
at Post5 Theatre’s Lacroute Courtyard
850 NE 81st Avenue #122, Portland, Oregon 97213

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