Chinglish at PCS

Jan 11, 2014 Comments Off on Chinglish at PCS by

Join Dmae for a special look David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish at Portland Center Stage with director May Adrales and actors Tina Chilip and Peter O’Connor. We’ll hear about what’s like to work on a bilingual Chinese/English play and about the cultural and language differences permeating this comedic look at international relations. Delving deeply into language […]

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David Walker & The Color of Film

Aug 24, 2013 Comments Off on David Walker & The Color of Film by

Join Dmae Roberts and guest speaker David F. Walker, a filmmaker, writer and culture critic and a leading expert in 70s blaxploitation films. Walker talked with students at MHCC’s Integrated Media non-fiction filmmaking class and commented the lack of color and racial diversity in most media today as well as what it takes to make […]

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Herstory/History Plays

May 11, 2013 Comments Off on Herstory/History Plays by

A new look at two classic Lesbian and Gay plays: The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman and The Boys In the Band by Mart Crowley. defunkt Theatre with director Jon Kretzu gives two plays that broke new ground to focus on homosexuality in mainstream America.  Well hear from the director and two defunkt members, Grace […]

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The White Snake

Apr 04, 2012 Comments Off on 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 heart of what makes us human. While it’s a love story between a supernatural spirit and […]

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Are You Listening?

Mar 25, 2011 1 Comment

Commentary by Dmae Roberts *originally published in The Asian Reporter. (photo by Laura Moulton) I fell in love with public radio in the 1980s while getting my degree in journalism at the University of Oregon (UO). At first I thought I’d go into print but then I started volunteering at KLCC, a community station in […]

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The Lone Asian: Commentary

Feb 21, 2011 2 Comments

By Dmae Roberts If you grew up in Oregon, you know what it was like to be the lone Asian (unless you were with family members) in a crowded room, restaurant, grocery store or public event.  It’s more unusual now to be the sole Asian in public  in Portland, and I’m surprised when it does […]

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“Throne of Blood”

Oct 05, 2010 Comments Off on “Throne of Blood”

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts recently took another trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. She highly recommends “Throne of Blood”, adapted by noted theatre director Ping Chong from the classic film by Akira Kurosawa. This multimedia play features and a stellar cast and talented designers. “Throne of Blood” performs at breakneck pace complete with video […]

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“Merchant of Venice”

Sep 14, 2010 1 Comment

Dmae Roberts just got back from another trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. This season has been one of the best ever.  She highly recommends taking a trip if you can to see the shows still running. “Merchant of Venice”, directed by Bill Rauch and starring Anthony Heald as Shylock is a magnificent […]

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