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!
We hear highlights from some of the performing artists, groups, writers and filmmakers featured. Hear Chris Coleman (Portland Center Stage) talk about how his Southern roots helped him direct A Streetcar Named Desire, Bunny Rivera on the growth of Milagro Theatre, John San Nicolas talking about discussions that came up post-election during Artists Repertory Theatre‘s A Civil War Christmas, fight choreographer Kristen Mun on safety in theatre, Samantha van De Merwe (Shaking the Tree) on dealing with the anxiety of original production, Vin Shambry in E. M. Lewis’ The Gun Show at Coho Productions talking about the need for actors of color to stay in Portland and Lauren Weedman a story of a bad tattoo she wrote in her new book, Miss Fortune.
Dmae also features live performances on the air with Paige Rogers’ dramatic monologue from Portland Actors Conservatory‘s The Amish Project, John Moore from Portland Opera’s The Magic Flute, Rusty Newton Tennant & Tobias Andersen from Post 5 Theatre’s King Lear, Jim Vadala and Justine Davis singing in Imago’s La Belle and Coco Jackson in a moving Gospel song from Passin Art’s Black Nativity.
And we hear a clip from Vanport Mosaic‘s Laura Lo Forti documenting Vanport survivor Mrs. Marge Moss, playwright Mia Chung reading from her play You for Me for You at Portland Playhouse and Tim Dang, former artistic director of East West Players in Los Angeles talking about his plan for diversifying the next generation of theatre artists.