Stage&Studio

“Beatrice”- A New Opera

Portland Opera debuts it’s multi-year project to commission new operas that feature the stories and histories of BIPOC Oregonians for their young audiences program for their Portland Opera to Go Program (POGO) and their first original work is the biographical … Read the rest

Carey Wong & The World Transformed

As a veteran scenic designer, Carey Wong made magic happen in 300 productions throughout the Northwest and beyond for more than 45 years. He got his start professionally in the 1980s as the resident set designer at Portland Opera for … Read the rest

Marc David Pinate and Antigone

 

Dmae Lo Roberts talks with Marc David Pinate, a playwright and artistic director of Borderlands Theater  remotely from Tucson, Arizona.

In 2017, Pinate had difficulty paying the salary of  an ensemble member who was also on staff at Borderlands. … Read the rest

Intisar Abioto – Black Art/ists Gathering

Intisar Abioto calls herself “an explorer-artist working across photography, dance and writing.” Since she moved to Portland as a young adult with her family, she’s been creatively highlighting and documenting the contributions and talents of Black Oregonians.

A prolific cross-disciplinary … Read the rest

The Immigrant Story + 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Join Dmae Lo Roberts for a conversation with Sankar Raman, founder of The Immigrant Story, a website, traveling art exhibit and podcast documenting the journeys and stories of immigrants in the Portland and across the country. A volunteer-run nonprofit, … Read the rest

Rhonda P. Hill and the EDGE of Design

Dmae looks at the Black contributions to fashion design throughout American history with writer, publisher and fashion expert Rhonda P. Hill.

She recently published a series of eight articles called A Study of Eight, The Untold American Story, Read the rest