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 Read the rest

Melory Mirashrafi

Melory Mirashrafi

Dmae visits with Melory Mirashrafi,  actor, director, dramaturg and writer. As an Iranian-American she is dedicated to  presenting performance works and writing that truly represents her culture. She’s back in Hillsboro where she grew up when the Pandemic abruptly … Read the rest

Pushing Boundaries Revisited

Dmae Roberts presents a half of her one-hour Pushing Boundaries Special. This was a year-long investigation with Dmae and producers Macon Reed and Tali Singer. Pushing Boundaries explored artists and arts groups pushing personal, artistic, cultural and physical boundaries in Read 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

MATTER

Dmae focuses on MATTER, written and performed by Charles Grant as a response to police brutality and gun violence inflected on Black Americans. We hear clips from the film and excerpts of a Zoom conversation with Charles Grant, director James Read 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