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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.
Dane Giraud talks about Both Worlds, his approach to documentary making, and how programs like this are supported by broadcasting and funding agencies.
Director and longtime theatre stalwart Phillip C. Gordon talks to Renee Liang about the past and present theatre climate, storytelling and his current project Some Explicit Polaroids.
Renee Liang interviews musician Grace Pageant (aka Anna Kaye) about her new sound, images and name.
NZ director and writer Kirstin Marcon talks about her first feature 'The Most Fun You Can have Dying', based on NZ author Steven Gannaway's novel 'Seraphim Blues’.
Nigel Jamieson seems to have done it all, yet he describes directing the How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular as a career highlight.
Renee Liang talks to Keziah Warner about her initiative, Scratch New Writing, and its first full length production, 'Everything She Ever Said To Me'.
Renee Liang reports on her week as cultural tourist in the nation’s capital for the NZ International Arts Festival.
Siri Embla is a Norwegian-Kiwi dancer and artist. Renee Liang asks Siri about her latest work, collaborative show Lovers' Walk and dance ensemble White Walls.
Renee Liang talks to Scott Graham, co-director of UK-based theatre collective Frantic Assembly, about the new work they are bringing to the NZ International Arts Festival, Beautiful Burnout.
Renee Liang previews TeZuka, a dance piece inspired by the imagery and themes of Japanese manga, at the NZ International Arts Festival this weekend.
NZ playwright Gary Henderson’s classic play Peninsula is having a revival at the 2012 NZ International Arts Festival. Renee Liang goes behind the scenes with director Jane Waddell.