Stage&Studio

Shani Harris-Bagwell

Dmae presents the continuing series of features on Black artists in Portland with a feature on Shani Harris-Bagwell, actor and political & media consultant. Shani recently joined the board for the Regional Arts and Culture Council and will be … Read the rest

James Dixon: EDI and Beyond

Dmae features James Dixon, actor, director, EDI consultant and activist who recently joined the FUSE Theatre Ensemble. James and Dmae have a frank discussion about how Predominantly White Institutions (PWI) can create a safer and more equitable creative environment while 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

Otherness: Togetherness 

Dmae talks with Michelle Fujii of Unit Souzou via Skype. It’s been a weekend for arts organizations after Gov. Browns announcement about closing gatherings of 250 or more because of Covid-19. Many smaller arts groups have debated if their show … Read the rest