Stage&Studio

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

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

A Night At The E.R.

© Dmae Roberts

I’ve been to the emergency room only a few time for myself or family members. Usually we had fast response and care. But nationally E.R. wait times have increased since the recent economic downturn. A 2010 Press Read the rest

Remembrance: On Time And Distance

Join Dmae Roberts for a special radio memorial on the 10th anniversary of her mom’s death. Remembrance: On Time And Distance is part memoir and a collection of radio pieces she’s produced about the complex ties that bind a mother Read the rest

The White Snake

If you’ve never been to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, this is the year for you to go. OSF’s The White Snake offers a magical and gently compelling love story that both moves and captivates the very … Read the rest

Burden of Family

© Dmae Roberts 2011

Thanksgiving meal with my brother went well till my husband and I noticed the duct tape wrapped around Jack’s fingers.

“What’s that?” I asked.

“I cut myself, ” he replied.

I asked “how?” and there was … Read the rest