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- 13 years 4 months
Renee is a writer who is exploring many ways of telling stories, including plays, short stories, poetry (which she also performs), and cross-genre collaborations with composers, musicians, sculptors and filmmakers. She's passionate about the emerging artist community and most of her projects involve community building and collaboration. She's also looking for ways to build bridges between her first love, medicine, and her best friend, the arts.
Renee has written and toured three plays, Lantern, The First Asian AB (FAAB) and The Bone Feeder. She is the author of four chapbooks of poetry and has had work published in numerous other books, journals and zines. Currently she is involved with arts collaboration project Metonymy and Asian arts showcase Funky Oriental Beats. She is the organiser of Auckland Council-commissioned workshop series, New Kiwi Women Write.
I like the idea of creative karma - be generous with your creativity in helping others and it will come back to you. All my community building has a rather selfish purpose - it strengthens my "industry" and ensures that the next time I am looking around for great 'can-do' people to collaborate with, they'll be there.
'Yellow Face' director Cassandra Tse talks to Renee Liang about diversity and cultural representation.
NZ-UK playwright Stephen Lunt on telling the story 'Pardon Me Alan Turing' and being in the moment historically.
Lorae Parry's latest play is about the Waihi gold mine strike which changed the face of NZ employment policy and led to the creation of the Labour Party.
Rob Mokaraka is using his "Maori super powers" to entertain, educate, enlighten and empower people by telling his personal story.
A quick word with actor Mick Innes who returns to the very stage where he had his heart attack three years ago.
Lungs is a funny yet serious look at relationships in an age of climate change. Renee Liang talks to director Dean Hewison.
Proudly Asian Theatre creators talk to Renee Liang about their new work 'Call of the Sparrows' and creating platforms to tell Asian stories.
Stephen Sinclair and Amy Jansen bring the operetta form into the texting age with a new work, cheekily called 'Love Me Tinder'.
Composer and performer Claire Cowan tells us about Blackbird Ensemble's latest show inspired by dreams and rituals of the bedroom.
Shakespearean verse collides with teenage angst. Renee Liang asks Ash Jones about his play 'Thomus', written entirely in iambic pentameter.