Dmae Roberts is a two-time Peabody award-winning writer and independent media and theatre artist who has written and produced more than 400 audio art pieces and documentaries for NPR and PRI programs. Her Peabody award-winning documentary “Mei Mei, a Daughter’s Song” is a harrowing account of her mother’s childhood in Taiwan during WWII. Her Crossing East, the first Asian American history series on public radio also garnered a Peabody award. The eight-hour series took three years to produce and ran on more than 230 stations around the country. She is now creating the Crossing East Archive Project, an online repository of nearly 300 hours of oral history interviews collected for the ground-breaking series.
Artist Support Program 1997: “The Journey of Lady Buddha,” the first episode of the radio series Legacies: Faith, Hope, and Peace.