Brenan Dwyer, McKenna Twedt & Alana Byington

March 20, 2017

Brenan Dwyer, McKenna Twedt, and director Alana Byington talk about Playhouse Creatures by by April De Angelis at Coho Productions

Also, get a preview of next week's show with Skinner/Kirk Dance Ensemble's Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk, and Body Vox's Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland.


Sarah Slipper, Ruth Wikler-Luker

March 14, 2017

Susannah Mars was guest host for Stage and Studio and kicked off Women's History Month with two Portland leaders. She sat down with to Ruth Wikler-Luker curator / producer of Boom Arts & Sarah Slipper, artistic director of NW Dance Project to talk about their upcoming internationally themed shows.


Asae Dean, Michelle Fuj & Ayanna Berkshire

March 6, 2017

Join Suasannah for her monthly Hotel DeLuxe Tea Party!

Guests include: 
Asae Dean of Salt and Sage,
Michelle Fuji of Unit Souzou, and
Ayanna Berkshire resident actress at
Artists Repertory Theatre.


Minita Gandhi

February 27, 2017

A HUGE thank-you to KBOO 90.7FM and Dmae Roberts of Stage and Studio who made it possible for me to use a studio there in order that I could have a terrific phone hookup for this interview with Minita Gandhi.

Ms. Gandhi wrote Muthaland which will be presented as a part of Age and Gender Equity in the Art's Unconscious Bias: Achieving Gender Equity Symposium being held March 3-5th at Portland State University.

Don't miss one minute of this incredible symposium. Find more information here.

Watch Using Theatre to Heal From Sexual Assault  here.

Find out what NBC News has to say here.

Do you have an Adventure in Artslandia for Susannah you’d like to chat about? Email Susannah at and tell her your adventure!


Nancy Davis & Lauren Kness

February 20, 2017

The Portland Ballet's Nancy Davis and Lauren Kness recently sat down with Susannah to chat about their upcoming performance and their recent trip to Santo Domingo.

Do you have an Adventure in Artslandia for Susannah you’d like to chat about? Email Susannah at and tell her your adventure!


Ryan Meagher, Jake Babb, Tara Johnson-Medinger & Anya Pearson

February 13, 2017

Hope, hope, give me hope! Meet Ryan Meagher and Jake Babb from Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Grasshoppers which takes accomplished musicians and matches them with young composers for a concert featuring compositions by both.

Meet Tara Johnson-Medinger, from Powfest, Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival. They're celebrating their Women in Film and 10 year anniversary March 2-5th at The Hollywood Theatre.

Finally, meet Anya Pearson who will be workshopping and performing her choreopoem, Made to Dance in Burning Buildings at Portland Playhouse.


Nikki Weaver, Brian Weaver, Jacklyn Maddux & Arthur Pierson

February 7, 2017

David Rottenberg, the excellent and dear high tea server at The Hotel Deluxe, and Susannah Mars welcomed Nikki and Brian Weaver and Jacklyn Maddux and Arthur Pierson, celebrating artist couples for Valentines Day! 


Blake Stone, Michel Castillo & Francisco Garcia

January 30, 2017

Meet Blake Stone, Michel Castillo, and Francisco Garcia. They are the two actors and director of the play Swimming While Drowning opening at Milagro Theatre. Learn about the craft and life of theatre makers, and let it inspire you.

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:


Katherine Murphy Lewis

January 20, 2017

Meet Katherine Murphy Lewis, she's From The Ground Up and they have a wonderful young women's residency program coming up.


Lucie Tiberghien

January 18, 2017

 I was about to type Happy Martin Luther King Day, but that's not quite right. Look for peace in your day and for your better angels. Portland Playhouse starts rehearsal this week for pen/man/ship. Here is an interview with Lucie Tiberghien, the director of the play by Christina Anderson. 1896. On the open sea, a ship sails to Africa. On board an ambitious father, his troubled son, a rebellious young woman, and the uneasy crew. Tensions rise as an unexpected detour resurrects family secrets and reveals true intentions. It is a journey that will change their lives forever. 

Visit for more info.