MediaRites Theatre Projects

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The Brothers Paranormal

by Prince Gomolvilas OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 16, 2019 A coproduction by MediaRites’ Theatre Diaspora & Coho Productions Directed by Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly Brothers…

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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

The Brothers Paranormal by Prince Gomolvilas A workshop staged reading directed by Kate Duffly with live music by Joe Kye January 19 & 20 at…

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“Washer/Dryer” Reading with Theatre Diaspora

Washer/Dryer by Nandita Shenoy May 14th at 7:00 p.m. & May 20th at 2:00 p.m. in the Ellyn Bye Studio During May, Asian American/Pacific Islander…

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The Language Archive

MediaRites’ Theatre Diaspora presents The Language Archive, a poignant comedy about dying languages and difficulties of love by award-winning playwright and television writer Julia Cho. Dmae Roberts, executive…

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The Sound of a Voice (October 2015)

MediaRites’ Theatre Diaspora, presents the last play of the 2015 season: The Sound of a Voice by noted playwright, David Henry Hwang (best known for M….

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The Theory of Everything (August 2015)

Written by Prince Gomolvilas Directed by Rusty Tennant Featuring Toni Tabora-Roberts, Elaine Low, Kat Templeton, Larry Toda, Wynee Hu, Kimo Camat, Heath Hyun Houghton, and Samson…

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Never Give Up: An Evening of Art and Dialogue (July 29, 2015)

A free community event hosted by Theatre Diaspora at the Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS (8114 SE Division St, Portland, Oregon 97206) from 6:00pm to 7:30 pm…

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Breaking Glass (May 2015)

  Written and Directed by Dmae Roberts Featuring Elaine Low, Bruce Burkhartsmeier, Samson Syharath, Zoe Anderson, and Tonya Jone Miller In Collaboration with Portland Center Stage and…

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Red (October 26, 2014)

By Chay Yew Directed by Samson Syharath Choreographed by Minh Tran Featuring Kat Templeton, Sumi Wu, and Wynee Hu

Theatre Diaspora

Theatre Diaspora is a project that created the first Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre in Portland by producing an on-going series of  staged readings with movement. The…

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Volcano Embrace (1999)

By Dmae Roberts Directed by Carolyn Holzman A collage play with movement, music and sound, Volcano Embrace was performed by Dmae Roberts, Elaine Low, Mary Jo AbiNader, Wendy…

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Tongue of a Bird (2000)

By Ellen McLaughlin Directed by Carmela Lanza-Weil This multi-ethnic production revolves around the character of Maxine (Sherry Okamura), a search and rescue pilot hired by…

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The Time Between (2001-2002)

Written by Sharon Whitney, Ellen West, Cindy McGean, Vicente Guzman-Orozco and Dmae Roberts Directed by Carmela Lanza-Weil Lanza-Weil gathered some of the best talent in…

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Lady Buddha (1997-2001)

By Dmae Roberts Directed by Carmela Lanza-Weil Dmae Roberts, Ping Khaw-Sutherland and Elaine Low presented a series of 40-minute readings from the stage play Lady Buddha at…

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Tell Me, Jamie Bigo (1997-1998)

By Dmae Roberts Directed by Carmela Lanza-Weil Tell Me, Janie Bigo is an original romantic comedy with magic and music; one of a handful of…

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