Stage&Studio

Chip Miller, director, associate artistic director

Dmae features continues conversations about anti-racism in the arts with an in-depth talk with Chip Miller, the newly appointed associate artistic director of Portland Center Stage at the Armory.  Chip originally joined PCS in the spring of 2019, in Read the rest

Shelley B Shelley, Portland to Africa

Dmae talks with Portland theatre artists Shelley B Shelley who has worked on Portland stages in the late 1990’s. We’ll talk about her thoughts on the evolution of local theatre and recent moves by Portland theaters toward creating anti-racism policies. Read the rest

Paul Susi – Art for Vulnerable Communities

Dmae features Paul Susi, an educator, a social services professional, an arts administrator, an activist, and a theater artist who was born and raised in Portland. A trained classical actor, Paul has also focused on bringing art to communities in Read the rest

Shani Harris-Bagwell

Dmae presents the continuing series of features on Black artists in Portland with a feature on Shani Harris-Bagwell, actor and political & media consultant. Shani recently joined the board for the Regional Arts and Culture Council and will be … 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

Reinvention – Laura Lo Forti of Vanport Mosaic

Dmae talks with Laura Lo Forti, co-director of Vanport Mosaic who took on the challenge of reinventing a month-long festival of live events in Portland into a virtual one online. Through May 30th, The Virtual Vanport Mosaic Festival features poets, Read the rest