Stage&Studio

Yasmin Ruvalcaba

Dmae features a conversation with Yasmin Ruvalcaba, a Latinx theatre artist and community engagement advocate who works in the Portland-metro and Washington County area. She also works as a program manager for Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE) and Read the rest

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 event 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

Shelley B Shelley, Portland to Africa

Dmae talks with Portland theatre artists Shelley B Shelley who has worked on Portland stages in the late 1990’s. We’ll talk about her thoughts on the evolution of local theatre and recent moves by Portland theaters toward creating anti-racism policies. Read the rest