Stage&Studio

Lauren Steele – “Queens Girl” Actress and “Nighttime” Singer

 

To say that Lauren Steele is a gifted actress is an understatement. In 2019 she delighted audiences with a tour de force performance playing 19 characters in Queens Girl in the World,  by Caleen Sinnette Jennings. Steele showed the … 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

Many Roads In Conversation

Dmae Lo Roberts presents an audio podcast produced by The Immigrant Story that features a frank and personal exploration of mixed race Asian American identity.

Roberts and writer and educator Patti Duncan as friends and colleagues have explore what this … Read the rest

Ronni S. Lacroute – Friend to the Arts

Dmae Lo Roberts talks with perhaps the most influential benefactor of Oregon arts.

Most artists and arts organizations in Oregon know the name of Ronni S. Lacroute. Anyone who attends performing arts events, art exhibits, films and music festivals knows … 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