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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.
Art in Action is an evolution of the school fair with patrons donating money to participate in art classes. Renee Liang talks to one of the organisers, Meiling Lee.
Chromacon indie arts festival has expanded in both scope and mode of delivery, with a feast of events this year. Renee Liang talks to founder Allan Xia.
Chromacon international guest artist J.A.W. Cooper tells us how she juggles her passion projects with making a living from her art.
This month, the newly formed Ruia Taitea Creative are launching their new space in New Lynn - a 'home for Maori Theatre in Auckland'.
Jessica Jeffries on making theatre, juggling two careers and her journey into directing.
This Is Our Youth was written in the 90s and is set firmly in the 80s. So what is doing the play like, 20 years later? Renee Liang talks to cast member Ryan Dulieu to find out.
Everyone's favourite furry red toddler comes to Auckland and Christchurch this week with Elmo’s World Tour. Renee Liang secured an interview (no tickling required).
Actor Hweiling Ow on performing Renee Liang’s one-hander, Under The Same Moon, as part of the Lantern Festival and Auckland Fringe.
Petit Workshop have taken a traditional Chinese folk tale, modernising it and setting it in NZ. Writer Renee Liang asks director Ella Becroft some questions.
Sam Brooks tells Renee Liang about his eighth play in two years, Stutterpop, at Auckland Fringe.