US play: Picasso in the Back Seat

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Sat, 11/10/2012
Cabell Center Theater

Dmae Roberts' play Picasso in the Back Seat won an Oregon Book Award and a Portland Drama Award. The play was originaly produced in 1996 at Artists Repertory Theatre. The major theme is about the value of art. Much of Roberts' work focuses on cross-cultural issues. 

Dmae Roberts is a Peabody award-winning radio artist/writer whose work often airs on NPR. Her Peabody award-winning documentary Mei Mei, a Daughter's Song is a harrowing account of her mother's childhood in Taiwan. Her Peabody-winning eight-hour Crossing East is the first Asian American history series on public radio. She received the Asian American Journalists Association’s Civil Rights and Social Justice award, as well as a USA Rockefeller Fellowship. Roberts writes for the Asian Reporter and hosts Stage & Studio on KBOO FM and KZME FM. Her plays and essays were published in Oregon Humanities magazine.

$8 students, $10 adults