Stage&Studio

Ni Nica, Ni Gringa

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 30-minute docu-play Ni Nica, Ni Gringa  produced by Sylvia Mullally. She Read the rest

Shalanda Sims

Dmae presents a feature conversation with Shalanda Sims, actress, writer, director and founder/artistic director of World Stage Theatre. We’ll hear about their new film “Growing Up Black in Oregon: A Conversation” and about the work she’s doing as … Read the rest

45th Parallel + World Stage Theatre

Dmae continues coverage of Portland arts groups who are creatively pivoting during the pandemic. First she talks with  45th Parallel Universe about their Friday night virtual concerts called the Portland Social Distance Ensemble.  She talks with executive director Ron BlessingerRead the rest

Reinvention – Laura Lo Forti of Vanport Mosaic

Dmae talks with Laura Lo Forti, co-director of Vanport Mosaic who took on the challenge of reinventing a month-long festival of live events in Portland into a virtual one online. Through May 30th, The Virtual Vanport Mosaic Festival features poets, Read the rest

Artful Activism

Dmae features two Japanese-American artists whose work includes activism in Portland. They are currently in the upcoming production of  The Journal of Ben Uchida at Oregon Children’s Theatre. We go behind the scenes to profile actor and poet Ken Yoshikawa  Read the rest

SOUL’D

Dmae features SOUL’D: the economics of our black bodya new devised ensemble piece that examines the American Economic Dream for Black Americans. She’ll talk with director Damaris Webb (who is also co-director of Vanport Mosaic) and actress
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