Stage&Studio

The Mystery of Opal Whiteley

Dmae Roberts opens up the audio vault with Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley. This half-hour documentary was  first produced in 1986 with playwright Dorothy Velasco and tells the story of a young woman from Cottage GroveRead 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

Tracy Cameron Francis

Dmae talks with Tracy Cameron Francis, theatre and interdisciplinary director as well as the artistic director of Boom Arts. She is perhaps the only Egyptian-American director in Portland. Boom Arts is collaborating with Risk/Reward and XRAY. FM to present Read the rest

Ni Nica, Ni Gringa

Dmae presents a piece from one of the first personal storytelling series on public radio: Legacies: Tales From America that ran on NPR in 1994. This  episode is a 30-minute docu-play Ni Nica, Ni Gringa  produced by Sylvia Mullally. She Read the rest

PCS Holiday Shows

Dmae welcomes Marissa Wolf, artistic director of Portland Center Stage to talk about two holiday time shows, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (which she directs) a reimagining of Pride and Prejudice and the Tony-award-winning musical Hedwig and the Angry Read the rest