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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.
Renee Liang muses on how her perception of Christmas has changed since she had kids.
As we hurtle once more towards year's end, Renee Liang finally has time to reflect on 2014 and five words that have helped her in the arts. She also explains what's been keeping her so busy.
Renee Liang, with the help of some young friends, asks Rudolph all the things you wanted to know (but didn't know how to ask).
The Hauraki Horror, Kiwi cruise ship from hell sets sail in the annual Basement Christmas show. Renee Liang catches up with co-writer and performer, Chris Parker.
Arthur Meek on his upcoming theatre pieces - a restaging of his play Sheep, a development showing at ATC’s The Next Stage and touring schools piece Power Play.
A play about a famous madam performed at an infamous Auckland strip club? Renee Liang asks Ben Crowder about stretching theatrical boundaries.
Tim Finn talks about collaborating with playwright Ken Duncum and touring his latest production White Cloud.
Following the successful conclusion of the 2014 Nelson Arts Festival, Renee Liang caught up with outgoing director Sophie Kelly.
Auckland-based poet Miriam Barr talks about the process of putting together her new work, Bullet Hole Riddle.
Gao Shan Liu Shui is a new musical interpretation of an ancient Chinese tale. Renee Liang spoke with composer Gao Ping at the Nelson Arts Festival.
Paper Cinema is a UK-based group of creatives specialising in hand-drawn, animated movies set to a live score. Renee Liang caught up with creator Nic Rawlings at the Nelson Arts Festival.