Dmae Roberts

Dmae Roberts is a two-time Peabody winning public radio producer/writer and the executive producer of MediaRites, a nonprofit dedicated to multicultural productions. Her Peabody-winning documentary Mei Mei, a Daughter’s Song is a harrowing account of her mother’s childhood in Taiwan during WWII which she adapted into a stage play and a film. Roberts and MediaRites won another Peabody award for the eight-hour Crossing East, the first Asian American history series on public radio. Roberts received the Dr. Suzanne Ahn Civil Rights and Social Justice award from the Asian American Journalists Association and was selected as one of the first 50 to win a United States Artists (USA) Fellowship. As a theatre artist, she has won two Drammys, one for her acting and one for her play Picasso In The Back Seat which also won the Oregon Book Award. Her plays have been produced in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, NYC, and Florida.  She has performed in and produced 30 stage plays in her career on Portland stages including MediaRites, the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, OSF-Portland, Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company, Fuse Ensemble, and Artists Repertory Theatre. Through MediaRites, she co-founded Theatre Diaspora, an Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre project and The –Ism Project of touring monologues with audience discussions.