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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.
In the first of a series of special NZ International Arts Festival previews, Renee Liang interviews playwright Hone Kouka about his newest play Tu.
In her first TalkWrite blog for 2012, Renee Liang tries to explain her uncharacteristic lack of action during summer, and looks forward to a busy year in Auckland theatre.
Renee Liang talks to actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand and writer Dave Armstrong about the play Rita and Douglas.
Renee Liang talks to Glorious playwright Richard Huber and actress Anya Tate-Manning.
An interview with Wellington poet Tim Jones, currently on a book launch tour with his latest collection Men Briefly Explained.
A Thousand Hills playwright Mike Hudson talks about retelling the real-life story of Rwandan genocide survivor Francois Byamana.
This Thursday, the first ever Rhyme Summit Aotearoa takes place. The show’s organizers, Darryl Jones and Kiri Piahana-Wong, talk to Renee Liang.
Renee Liang interviews Sylvia Rands and John Gibson about The Angel and The Beloved, a new form of theatrical alchemy bringing the vision of lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke to life.
Philippa Pidgeon talks about teaching dance as she prepares for Viva Eclectika this weekend, an intercultural dance and music challenge as part of the New Zealand Diversity Forum.
Renee Liang celebrates independent theatre – from the wondrous new Q to the tiny little theatre companies that continue to mushroom in garages and lounges around Auckland.
ABC Gallery is a story of right place, right time. Post earthquake, ABC’s status as one of the few places to show art in town has skyrocketed its reputation.