Stage&Studio

Philip Kan Gotanda – Veteran Playwright

For more than 40 years, Philip Kan Gotanda, has been writing plays, screenplays and opera librettos that speak to the Asian-American experience. Many of his stage plays centered on the trauma and aftermath of WWII Incarceration Camps such as ““After … Read the rest

End of Year Review

As we close 2023, we reflect on the state of the arts in Oregon. This was a year in which many theater companies in Portland went back to a reduced season of plays or delayed their season openings. Dance, opera, … Read the rest

Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong

Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong was recently appointed the new executive director of the Japanese American Museum of Oregon (JAMO). She speaks with Jenna Yokoyama on Stage and Studio about her personal and professional background in preserving Japanese American history as well as

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Vanport Mosaic with Chisao Hata and Aaron Spriggs

The 8th Annual Festival Vanport Mosaic Festival is underway in Portland through May 29, 2023.

Curated and produced by Laura Lo Forti, who calls  herself a Story Midwife, two artists who’ve worked with the festival through the years are taking … Read the rest

Author Grace Lin

Grace Lin, a Taiwanese-American author and illustrator of more than 30 children’s books. She is a Newberry, Geisel and Caldecott honoree living in Northhampton, Massachusetts. Dmae Lo Roberts talked with Lin for the Stage and Studio podcast about her … Read the rest

Priti Gandhi & Thumbprint

Priti Gandhi came to take the helm as artistic director of Portland Opera during the fall of 2021. She inherited a dynamic season that began with one of her favorite operas Carmen and followed by newer operas Thumbprint and ABSENCE: Read the rest