Stage&Studio

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

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 Read the rest

Chip Miller, director, associate artistic director

Dmae features continues conversations about anti-racism in the arts with an in-depth talk with Chip Miller, the newly appointed associate artistic director of Portland Center Stage at the Armory.  Chip originally joined PCS in the spring of 2019, in Read the rest

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

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.

Lately Read the rest