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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.
Why are so many people drawn to Dominion Rd? Renee Liang talks to the producers of one of the Dominion Rd Stories shows, Walk Eat Talk.
A beautiful puppet tale based on French author Jean Giono’s 1953 environmental cult classic. Renee Liang talked to creator Richard Medrington.
Actor Andy Manley has connected with audiences “from 9 to 90” all over the world with a tale of friendship, betrayal and overcoming adversity.
The containers have landed in Aotea Square and to kick off her Auckland Arts Festival coverage Renee Liang tries to pick what to see – “like opening a box of chocolates.”
Thali is a platter of tasty Indian treats, and therefore a great name for a Fringe show. Renee Liang asks Kiwi-Indian playwright Sananda Chatterjee the fun questions.
Playwright M. E. Macdonald talks to Renee Liang about 'Sisterly Love' and experimenting with her new comedy at Auckland Fringe.
With more than 115 events in 40 plus venues, the Auckland Fringe offers tantalising and affordable treats. Renee Liang reveals what’s on her personal to-see list.
What better way to start 2013 off in a good mood than chatting to a clown? Renee Liang interviews master clown Ira Seidenstein ahead of his visit to NZ for Clown Culture workshops.
The 2013 Auckland Arts Festival has an intriguing lineup. Renee Liang hears from Carla van Zon and Tama Waipara about the 'delicate and considered process' of planning a festival.
Renee Liang catches up with Michelle Ang and Jo Holsted as they prepare for the premiere season of Chop/stick.
Renee Liang talks to actor and director Chantelle Brader about her new production, The Red Balloon, performed by the fledgling Hawkins Youth Theatre.