Dmae Roberts presents a preview of her memoir-in-progress, Lady Buddha and the Temple of Ma, a multicultural memoir. She reads an excerpt that answer the question often asked of Mixed Race people: "How did your parents meet?"
Host Producer Dmae Roberts presents an Oregon Treasures feature piece for Stage and Studio on KBOO 90.7FM. The new series will air throughout the year profilng veteran artists and arts organizations that have enriched the state of Oregon through their art.
Dmae Roberts focuses on the importance of music education with The Flute Alliance. They're staging the Flute Fandango on Aug. 6th at Oaks Amusement Park in Portland. The international gathering of flutists will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records. Denise Westby, founder of Flute Alliance and John Gibson, president of The Music Education Assistance Program join Dmae to talk about kids and music. Also joining them is Jeffrey Chapman, a flutist and a student at Fowler Middle school. The three of them also share cuts from the recent Flute Alliance Boot camp.
Host Dmae Roberts features Jessica Wallenfels' world premiere of her original rock ballet "Find Me Beside You." The show is a Many Hats Collaboration that tells the story of a group of teens in 1968 Belfast who have formed their own family. With a 10-piece ensemble of actors, singers and musicians, this new summer production blends rock opera and physical theatre. Guests are: Jessica Wallenfels, director/choregrapher, Eric Nordin, musical director, and Dave Cole, lead actor. The show runs August 4th through 14th.
Dmae Roberts presents a special Oregon Treasures edition of Stage and Studio. Sitka Center for Art and Ecology celebrates its 40th anniversary on August 28th. The picturesque center nestled in beautiful old growth forest of Sitka Spruce has nourished the talents of writers, visual artists and scientists for four decades. Through workshops and residencies, the Sitka Center remains a cherished place of learning for people throughout the Northwest and Northern California.
Host Dmae Roberts focuses on Wordstock Festival 2010, a yearly celebration of book books, writers, and storytelling in Portland. Wordstock will take place October 9-10 with several pre-events. Also featured is Actor Anthony Heald as Shylock at Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Merchant of Venice.
Why would two non-dancers spend the last 12 years bringing the best of national and international dance to Portland? Dmae Roberts finds out as she talks with Paul King and Walter Jaffe, the founders of White Bird Dance, about their 13th season.
Dmae Roberts features The Hillsboro Storywritten and directed by Susan Banyas with original music by David Ornette Cherry. Banyas has been on a personal, historical and socialogical journey acting as a detective on her childhood experiences during the Civil Rights era. And in the latter part of the show Dmae unveils a feature story on the Eugene Ballet,
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts features Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Milagro Theatre, the Northwest's premiere Latino theatre. Learn about their new season, which includes Viva Don Juan, the Day of the Dead celebration, Duende de Lorca, Anna In The Tropics, Boomcracklefly and Lazarillo. We also find out about Sanchez' vision for the theatre and about her career as an actor and director.
How do you interview someone you've admired for decades? Producer Dmae Roberts recently found out when she got to interview legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin for the second time. The author of more than 40 books, Le Guin is a much gifted and prolific writer much loved by fans around the world. And in this half hour Oregon Treasures special, Le Guin shares thoughts about her work and the Oregon landscapes that have inspired her.
(photo left: Ursula K. Le Guin -Photo: Richard Jensen)
Dmae Roberts presents a half-hour version ofComing Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks, a one-hour radio documentary that interweaves oral history interviews, Alutiiq music and soundscapes.This full-length documentary originally aired in 208 on about 188 public radio stations around the country.
Host and producer Dmae Roberts presents an encore broadcast of her Oregon Treasures profile of Portland novelist Molly Gloss. Gloss’ books have shed light on untold stories of women in the American West.
Dmae Roberts presents her Oregon Treasures documentary on Sitka Center for Art and Ecology which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. This special also features Kim Stafford, veteran writer and teacher who has taught many workshops at Sitka.
The picturesque center nestled in beautiful old growth forest of Sitka Spruce has nourished the talents of writers, visual artists and scientists for four decades. Through workshops and residencies, the Sitka Center remains a cherished place of learning for people throughout the Northwest and Northern California.
End the year with the best of Stage and Studio of 2010 on December 28th. Host and producer Dmae Roberts presents a special end-of-year show with features on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Allen Nause & Artists Repertory Theatre, and Eugene Ballet. These three arts groups have withstood the test of time and have survived, thrived and excelled in their art for decades.
Host and producer Dmae Roberts talks with three women playwrights whose work will be featured in the upcoming Fertile Ground Festival: Susan Mach, Erin Leddy and Camille Cettina. From January 20-30, the Fertile Ground Festival will feature new works from local artists, including everything from dance to music to visual arts to fully staged productions.
Composer Ernest Bloch was well known for his music, but people may not know that he was also an avid amateur photographer. Producer Tali Singer presents a feature about Bloch, whose photographs are being showcased at the Oregon Jewish Museum. We'll hear from Ernie Bloch, the grandson of Ernest Bloch, as well as Curator Eric Johnson, Museum Director Judith Margles and Ron Blessinger of Third Angle Ensemble. Third Angle will be performing Bloch's music at three concerts at the museum January 26, 27, and 30.
Dmae Roberts was executive producer and story editor for this feature story.
Dmae Roberts presents "Stories From The Streets"-readings by Lunacy Stageworks & Streetroots newspaper as part of continued coverage on the Fertile Ground Festival. Producer Tali Singer also offers an artistic feature story on the the life, music and photographs of Oregon Composer Ernest Bloch the Oregon Jewish Museum.
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts continues coverage of the Fertile Ground festival of new work with Tonya Jone Miller and her solo show "Threads: The True Story of an Indiana Farm Girl in Viet Nam." We also debut the new "Writers Read" segment with Katharine Emlen of Eugene, OR. And in the latter part of the show Dmae tells us what makes a traditional Chinese New Year.
Travel the world in 16 days through the Portland International Film Festival. Now in it's 34th year, PIFF draws more than 35,000 people each year to several venues in Portland to watch more than 100 films from all over the globe. Host Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Foster, executive director of the Northwest Film Center who puts the festival together each year.
Dmae brings us Jordan Harrison's "Kid Simple: A Radio Play In The Flesh" directed by Tom Moorman, Sarah McGregor and JR Wickman at Coho Productions which runs through March 26th. We also hear the third installment of the Writers Read series which focuses on Northwest writers. This Writers Read features Poet A. Molotkov from Portland. This show aired February 22nd at 11am on KBOO 90.7FM and online at StageandStudio.org!
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts features the Portland Playhouse production of August Wilson's play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. We'll be talking to Portland Playhouse's Kevin Jones, director,and actors Julianne Johnson and Wendell Wright. Dmae also checks in Mari Watanabe of Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center about their Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival event April 3rd at noon to help raise funds for disaster relief in Japan.
(Pictured left, Julianne Johnson, photo credit: Aaron Lee )
How do you push the boundaries and rethink the essence of art? Host/ProducerDmae Roberts talks with Harrell Fletcher and Jen Delos Reyes from Portland State University's Art and Social Practice MFA Program where students create socially engaging art projects. Co-hosting is Producer Macon Reed who's been examining several "social practice" projects.
Dmae Roberts and MediaRites presents Ing 'Doc' Hay-Frontier Herbalist as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. In in the dry sagebrush hills of Eastern Oregon, a thriving Chinatown emerged, thanks in large part to an unusual doctor named Ing Hay. His medical practice was located in a general store named the Kam Wah Chung in John Day, Oregon. This half-hour documentary is an excerpt from the Peabody-award-winning Crossing East series. The eight-hour series was broadcast on more than 230 stations across the country.
Dmae Roberts and MediaRites present Refugee Dreams Revisted as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This special is hosted by Margaret Cho and focuses on the experiences of Southeast Asian refugees in Portland, and features Cambodian musician Daran Kravanh.
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Portland filmmaker Lawrence Johnson about his new film Stuff. Johnson tells about Stuff and his experiences covering Native American and Oregon history projects through the years. He shares some clips as well. Later in the show, Poet, author and musician Leanne Grabel in Portland is featured in the eighth segment of the Writers Read series.
Dmae Roberts talks with author Dale E. Basye about his book series for young readers, Heck.The fourth book in the series, Fibble, was released last month. Basye also sings songs that he wrote for the series and read passages from the books.
In this edition of Stage & Studio, host/producer Dmae Roberts talks with Actor Peter Macon, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. And producer Macon Reed presents a feature story about Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, for the "Pushing Boundaries" series.
This is an encore edition, originally aired March 15th, 2011.
(Photo Left: Peter Macon & Mark Murphey - OSF's "To Kill A Mockingbird")
Dmae Roberts talks with acclaimed author Lisa See. Her latest novel, Dreams of Joy debuted at No. 1 on the NY Times best seller list. See tells us about her extensive research on Mao's Great Leap Forward that caused the death of up 45 million people in China from 1958-1961. We also hear about the movie version of See's book Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, to be released in July 2011.
In this special encore edition of Stage & Studio, host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Oregon author Jane Kirkpatrick. She's authored more than 20 books and is an Oregon Book award finalist for "A Flickering Light." Her latest is "The Daughter's Walk" which is based on the true story of a mother and daughter in 1896 who both walked from Spokane, Washington to New York City to save the family farm.
On this week's Stage & Studio we hear two artists pushing boundaries of traditions and limitations. Dmae Roberts profiles musician/dancer Michelle Fujii and her new solo performance, Choking. And Producer Tali Singer presents a NEW story on Catherine J.H. Miller, who created "A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art." This is a Pushing Boundaries special funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
On this week's Stage & Studio writer/artist S. Renee Mitchell talks about the Natural and Proud People Inspiration project, a celebration of natural African-American hair. Mitchell also runs Twysted Healing Systahs, an organization that empowers women of color. And Dmae remembers Carolyn Holzman, a beloved Portland theatre artist and teacher.
Host Dmae Roberts presents a collage story on Laura Moulton's Street Books produced by Tali Singer. Later, she revisits socially engaging art with Jen Delos Reyes & Harrell Fletcher of the Art amd Social Practice program at Portland State University. Producer Macon Reed gives us a tour of Portland's social practice art scene. Social practice is a non-traditional art form that's all about engaging the public. But it's more than just street theatre. Social practice art can use just about any medium, as long as it's interactive and gives people a chance to be a part of the art.
Tuesday Nov. 22nd 11am on Stage & Studio, Dmae Roberts visits with Robin Lane, the Founder and Artistic Director of Do Jump! Extremely Physical Theatre. This holiday season, Do Jump! presents their new holiday show, Ahhh HA!
Dmae will also feature a piece from Hand2Mouth ensemble member Erin Leddy, highlighting her return to Portland after touring to Seattle and New Orleans with "My Mind Is Like An Open Meadow." The show won five Portland Drammy awards including Outstanding Production of 2010-11.
Tues Dec. 27th at 11am on KBOO 90.7FM Dmae Roberts presents Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley, a half-hour documentary on Opal Whiteley, of a young woman from Cottage Grove, Oregon who became the center of an international controversy.
Dmae Roberts talks with Portland comedian, musician and Fertile Ground/Second City alum auGi and award-winning PBS writer Slash Coleman about Big Plastic Heroes– Warning: Trying to be Your Idol is Dangerous.
Set against the backdrop of two small towns in the 1980s, the show, which starts January 21st with six shows and runs through February 4, features two autobiographical solo-performances that highlight what bad things can happen when oddball teen boys try to be their action-hero idols.
Dmae Roberts talks with playwrights Susan Mach, and Claire Willett. Oregon Book Award-winner Susan Mach's A Noble Failure is the winner of CoHo Productions' NEWxNW Playwrighting Competition. Artist's Reperatory Theater presents a staged reading of Willett's Dear Galileo, both as part of the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works.
Dmae Roberts presents a ‘Making Change’ feature story of the women behindStories: From Survivors of the Sex Trade, a performance produced by Lunacy Stageworks. And in the second part of the show, we’ll hear about The Tripping Point, an exhibition of fairytale installations at Shaking The Tree Theatre.
Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Foster, executive director of NW Film Center about the 35th annual Portland International Film Festival. This year PIFF showcases 140 films — 93 features and 46 short films — from 36 different countries. We’ll get a sneak peek and best picks so tune in! Become a member or renew your membership and get a pair of tickets to the festival!
TUNE IN AND CALL 503-232-8818 OR 877-500-5266 AND PICK UP SOME PIFF THANK YOU GIFTS: A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE FESTIVAL FOR $60! Just call in or become a member online!
Dmae Roberts talks with Allen Nause, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre and Paul Nicholson, executive director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Both men are theatre icons contributing decades to their theatre companies. Nause is retiring from Artists Rep after the 2013 season and this is Nicholson's final season at OSF. We'll hear about this year's season of plays and talk about their artistic legacies.
(Featured left: (L-R)Beth Harper,Richard Emore, Jason Glick, Val Landrum, Danielle Purdy credit: Owen Carey)
Dmae Roberts features a poetry/percussion performance of Only Ghosts by Carrie-Ann Tkaczyk. This is a original retelling of Tkacyk's novel set set during the democratic revolution in Nepal. Performers include the Tkacyk and poet A. Molotkov, Bruce Bartlett, Charlie Kersch, Ragon Linde, and Prasanna Dhoj Pradhan.
Dmae Roberts presents a documentary special on Stephen Marc Beaudoin and PHAME.Dmae went to a rehearsal at PHAME as they got ready for a four-county tour and performance at Aladdin Theatre. This is part of ’Making Change’ – a series about the intersection of creativity and social/cultural change.
Dmaew Roberts talks with premiere choreographer/dancer Linda Austin of Performance Works Northwest about her upcoming show A head of time.We’ll also hear from Portland Taiko about their upcoming concert.
Tune in 11am Tues 3/27 on KBOO 90.7FM Host Dmae Roberts presents a Making Change special with six Asian American actors at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival currently performing in The White Snake, an original adaption of a beloved Chinese legend.
Dmae Roberts features the 8th Annual Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival in Hillsboro and talks with organizer Heather Waisanen and Oregon storyteller Leslie Slape. In the second part of the show, she features an opera based on the tragic life of French sculptor Camille Claudel and her love affair with Rodin.
Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Playhouse about three African American plays performed in repertory. Artistic director Brian Weaver and actors Bobby Bermea and Ramona Lisa Alexander join for The Brother/Sister Plays running in repertory till May 13. In the latter part of the show, we also hear about opera singer Brian Tierney who was shot on his way home from his job. Liz Bacon joins us to talk about a benefit concert on April 22nd to help his family mounting medical costs.
The first play is called IN THE RED and BRown Water (PART I)
Healing through art with Well Arts Institute, an 11-year-old nonprofit theatre that focuses on people with physical or mental illness and pairs them with actors to perform their stories. Dmae Roberts talks to Katy Liljeholm, artistic director of Well Arts and actor Kristen Olson-Huddle about their 'Beautiful Minds' project. In the latter part of the show some Writers Read poetry on the theme of time and distance in honor of National Poetry Month.
With three books and a new musical called Gracie,Triangle Productions' Don Horn is making sure that Gracie Hansen won't be forgotten. Best known as the "Queen" of the '62 Seattle World's Fair, Hansen ran the Roaring 20's Room in Portland for five years, before taking a stab at running for governor of Oregon. We'll talk with Horn and Julianna Jaffe who's portraying Gracie Hansen.
Join Dmae Roberts for a special radio memorial on the 10th anniversary of her mom's death. Remembrance: On Time And Distance is part memoir and a collection of radio pieces she's produced about the complex ties that bind a mother and daughter.
Dmae talked with Alex Ballard and Davy Brun of the Bouand Dance Company. This Portland company presents contemporary European classical dance. The company is gearing up for a new concert June 1 & 2 at BodVox Dance Center. And in the last part of the show, we hear about a Hawaiian youth who has a great love of ‘Aina or the land as he strives to carry on his family’s farming tradition.
Original Practice Shakespeare starts a wave of Shakespeare in Portland. Brian Allard, Noah Goldenberg and Clara Hillier of OPS joins Dmae Roberts live in the studio to talk about their upcoming free performances of As You Like It and Romeo & Juliet throughout the Portland area. We'll also hear a short piece about multiracial artists for the upcoming Loving Day on June 10th, a celebration of mixed race families around the country.
Hear about their unique style of Shakespeare, performing with scripts with their own roles only and with different casting each performance. A free family outing with Shakespeare, improv and the outdoors.
Dmae Roberts talks with Tere Mathern and Danielle Ross of Conduit Dance on their 17th anniversary. Conduit presents eight new works to celebrate. The contemporary dance space has provided independent dancers a place for performance and workshops. We'll also hear about Conduit's history, its place in the dance community as well as Conduit's Just 17th party and Dance+ performances.
Coho Productions is going solo this summer with four one-person shows. Dmae Roberts features two of the shows and performers, Stacey Hallal in the comedic Irregardless and Elizabeth Huffman in the moving You Belong To Me.
Tour England with Dmae on Tues 11am at KBOO 90.7fm. Hear sounds and stories from Cornwall with the Fisherman's Friends singing group in the village of Port Isaac as well as a soundscape of the maritime town of Greenwich and an historic social engagement place in Hyde Park in London, England. An international edition of Stage & Studio!
Dmae Roberts talks with screenwriter and director Alan Greenberg. He’s written a new memoir titled Every Night the Trees Disappear: Werner Herzog and the Making of ‘Heart of Glass‘about his collaboration with Wernor Herzog.
Heart of Glass, Herzog’s 1976 film, has been described as one of the strangest narrative films in history in which Herzog hypnotized all the actors. The film has also been hailed as an early Herzog masterpiece. Without a doubt the filming was an adventure and challenged the way many films have been done since.
Dmae Roberts features Classical Revolution PDX presenting the Lyrical Strings Duo CD Release. We'll talk with Lucia Conrad and Stephen Osserman about their new CD and get a live concert.
Portland-based Lyrical Strings Duo (Lucia Conrad on violin and Stephen Osserman on classical guitar) perform works from their debut album Evening Songs. Their CD features a variety of 19th and 20 century music including Chopin, Mendelssohn, Faure, Ponce and Kreisler. Their show also presents acclaimed cellist/singer Ashia Grzesik to open the evening.
Dmae Roberts welcomes writer Judith Arcana to share her work-in-progress poetry collection called the Maude Poems. (Judith Arcana, left. Photo by Barbara Gundle) Arcana's newest published collection, The Parachute Jump Effect, is a chapbook of poems. Her other books include Grace Paley's Life Stories, 4th Period English and Every Mother's Son. Find out more about her writing at JudithArcana.com.
A special concert on Stage & Studio by Portland Taiko on Tues 11am 9/18 on KBOO 90.7 FM! Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with artistic director Michelle Fujii and ensemble artist Toru Watanabe about their new fall concert Making Waves 2012.
Oregon has historically been at the bottom for arts funding, and there's an arts crisis going on throughout Oregon schools. The School & Arts Together initiative aims to provide arts education and access to Portland's school-age children. Dmae Roberts talks with Jessica Jarratt Miller, the executive director of the Creative Advocacy Network (CAN) that has championed a new ballot measure for art education.
Dmae Roberts presents a Making Change special featuring Portland's Street Roots newspaper and Colored Pencils who are working toward social and cultural change through literary and artistic ways. We'll also hear about a Corvallis man who drew international attention for outdoor mural. Join Dmae Roberts for a half-hour of inspirational stories about people working toward Making Change in their communities.
Up first, producer Tali Singer brings us a feature story aboutStreet Roots, a nonprofit newspaper addressing homelessness and poverty in Portland.
A special extended edition featuring Miracle Theatre's new season and RAÍZ with Artistic Director Olga Sanchez and director Bill Rauch talks about Portland Center Stage's The Body Of An American. We'll also find out what's new for Oregon Shakespeare Festival and hear about Where Are You From?, a new Asian American Anthology.
Host Dmae Roberts features music and memory this week. We'll hear from musicians Cynthia Stillman Gerdes and Susan Alexjander about a concert with the women of Cascadia Composers called “Crazy Janes Collaborate!" And playwright Miriam Feder tells us about 'Ephemory' her new play about memories that are ephemeral.
Dmae Roberts talks with award-winning author Kim Stafford about his new memoir 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared In poetic and poignant detail, Stafford takes us on a journey of sibling love and departure. We'll hear about his experiences with his brother and the different paths their lives took and hear readings from his new book.
How do you bring together widely different communities through an art-making project? Tune in Nov. 13 at 11am on KBOO 90.7FM for some insights with artist Horatio Law and his Open Circles project. Law is working with communities at Sisters of the Road and Planned Parenthood to create a public installation that will get people thinking and talking about social currency and self-empowerment.
Live music, clogging and conversation with Portland Revels Appalachian Christmas. We'll hear about this yearly tradition of presenting the music and dance of traditions around the world.
Around the country there's a tradition of Revels which is a season celebration of holiday traditions during Christmas. Portland Revels has been bringing a yearly celebratory performance each year set in different countries. This year the Christmas Revels brings music and dance of mid-1800s Appalachia featuring a chorus of more than 70 to reenact an Appalachian village with carols, spirituals and clogging.
Dmae Roberts talks with two theatre companies featuring professional holiday youth productions: Seeds of Hope at Do Jump! and Peter Pan at Northwest Children's Theatre & School. We'll hear from director Aaron Wheeler-Kay at Do Jump! and co-founder managing director Judy Kafoury at NWCT.
Hear the last December holiday special featuring the final ZooZoo at Imago Theatre and 'Santaland Diaries' at Portland Center Stage. The long-running holiday hit ZooZoo is saying farewell. We'll hear from two performers in the show: Jonathan Godsey and Pratik Motwani. And in the latter part of the show, popular actor Darius Pierce joins us to talk about his solo show at PCS. Plus ticket giveaways to some selling out shows!
ZOOZOO RETURNS WITH CATS! at Imago Theatre and runs through JAN.1st in Portland.