Stage&Studio

Subashini Ganesan-Creative Laureate Checks In

What is the current state of Portland’s creative community? One person who has had their finger on the pulse of the needs and challenges for Portland’s artists is Subashini Ganesan and she’s checking in with Dmae Roberts.

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Lillian Pitt-10,000 Years Through Art

Dmae Roberts first met Lillian Pitt when noted writer Cheryl Strayed curated an artists  section of a TEDx talk in 2013 that included Roberts and Pitt. Though she was familiar with Pitt’s work, it was a pleasure for Roberts to … Read the rest

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

Yasmin Ruvalcaba

Dmae features a conversation with Yasmin Ruvalcaba, a Latinx theatre artist and community engagement advocate who works in the Portland-metro and Washington County area. She also works as a program manager for Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE) and 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

ArtsWatch’s Bob Hicks – Looking Ahead

Dmae talks with Bob Hicks, two-time Pulitzer nominated arts journalist/editor at The Oregonian and senior editor of Oregon ArtsWatch about the current state of the arts in Portland and throughout the country. After seven weeks of shelter-at-home because of the … Read the rest