Dmae Roberts


Dmae Roberts is a two-time Peabody winning radio producer/writer whose work has aired on NPR and PRI. Her Peabody award-winning documentary Mei Mei, a Daughter’s Song is a harrowing account of her mother’s childhood in Taiwan during WWII. She adapted this radio documentary into a film. She won a second Peabody-award for her eight-hour Crossing East, the first Asian American history series on public radio. She received the Dr. Suzanne Ahn Civil Rights and Social Justice award from the Asian American Journalists Association and was selected as a United States Artists (USA) Fellow. Her essays have been published in Oregon Humanities magazine, Reality Radio (UNC Press), Alexander Press and The Sun Magazine and Mothering in East Asian Communities book collection by Demeter Press. Roberts has been writing a personal column for the Asian Reporter since 2010 and produces/hosts Stage & Studio, a weekly show on the arts on KBOO radio. 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 book The Letting Go Trilogies: Stories of a Mixed-Race Family was released in 2016.