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

Artful Activism

Dmae features two Japanese-American artists whose work includes activism in Portland. They are currently in the upcoming production of  The Journal of Ben Uchida at Oregon Children’s Theatre. We go behind the scenes to profile actor and poet Ken Yoshikawa  Read the rest

Who I Am & Rejoice

Dmae spotlights the 14th annual Black History Festival N 2020. It’s a celebration of culture and heritage created by Shalanda Sims running throughout February. She’s also the creator of Who I am  Celebrating me –a Black history play that’s Read the rest

Vera Starbard + Our Voices

Dmae features Alaska Native Playwright Vera Starbard and her play Our Voices Will Be Heard that was first produced at Perseverance Theatre and adapted into a radio play by Native Voice One. The play focuses on the journey of … Read the rest

Watsonville at Milagro

Dmae features a Milagro Theatre‘s last play of the season, Watsonville: Some Place Not Here By Cherríe Moraga about women in a 1985 – 1987 Cannery strike in California. We’ll hear from director Elizabeth Huffman and actor Bunnie Rivera. Read the rest

Rajneeshpuram: What Price Paradise?

Dmae presents Rajneeshpuram: What Price Paradise? her very first full-length radio documentary produced in 1986 that she thought she had lost forever. Thanks to KBOO‘s archive project and archivist Selena Chau, it has been found! Hear the broadcast Read the rest