Welcome to MediaRites

Welcome to MediaRites

MediaRites is a tax-exempt, 501 (c ) 3, nonprofit production organization based in Portland, Oregon, dedicated to telling the stories of diverse cultures and giving voice to the unheard through the arts, education and media projects. Since 1984, MediaRites has produced award-winning radio and film documentariesinteractive websites, theatre and outreach projects.

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MediaRites has a history of award winning cross-cultural documentaries including the 8-hour Asian Pacific American history series Crossing East, winner of the Peabody in 2007.


See MediaRites current and past stage productions. Our current project, Theatre Diaspora, presents staged readings to highlight Asian American/Pacific Islander plays and arts.

Community Outreach

Through the years, MediaRites has worked with community organizations and schools to create arts and media opportunities for students, underserved groups in the Portland-metro area.


See videos created for the Crossing East series, winner of Peabody award in 2007, a flash video from the Coming Home project in Kodiak, AK ion 2009  and the Mei Mei film in 2014

Announcing “The –Ism Project”

MediaRites’ Theatre Diaspora  – “The—Ism Project” “The—Ism Project” is an original hour-long new work by MediaRites’ Theatre Diaspora project composed of 6-7 short monologues exploring…

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The Brothers Paranormal – supernatural story of love, grief and displacement

Tickets now on sale at Brownpaper Tickets! No tickets sold at door! The Brothers Paranormal by Prince Gomolvilas A workshop staged reading directed by Kate Duffly…

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Crossing East: Relations

Crossing East: Relations is a one-hour documentary special produced by Dmae Roberts, executive producer of MediaRites’ Crossing East series with Robynn Takayama and Alan Montecillo….

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Refugee Dreams Revisited – Youth Performances

Refugee Dreams Revisited Produced by MediaRites Productions. Starting with the fall of Saigon in April 1975, refugees from Vietnam awaited approval to move to the…

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Consider a Tax-Deductible Donation!

Happy Holidays! Since 1991, I’ve run MediaRites, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit production organization based in Portland, Oregon, dedicated to telling the stories of diverse cultures…

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Crossing East Archive Project

More than 10 years ago, MediaRites debuted Crossing East, (Our Stories, Our History, Our America), the first and to date only Asian American/Pacific Islander history series…

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A Language of Their Own

MediaRites’ Theatre Diaspora presents  A Language of Their Own by Award-Winning Playwright Chay Yew at Portland Center Stage , Sept. 10 at 7:30pm and Portland Actors…

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After the War Blues and Philip Kan Gotanda Master Class

MediaRites‘ Theatre Diaspora presents the Oregon premiere of After the War Blues by award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, directed by Bobby Bermea and Jamie Rea. Two staged-reading performances…

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Coming Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks Project

By producer Dmae Roberts.  An Earthsongs special documentary with host Shyanne Beatty and associate producer Clark Salisbury. Coming Home is a one-hour NPR-news-friendly radio documentary that interweaves…

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Crossing East (2005-2006)

Our Stories, Our History, Our America The first public radio series on Asian American history and winner of the George Foster Peabody Award in 2007. This…

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