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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.
Never one to fit into boxes, Jo Randerson's a natural fit for collaborating with youth for Yo Future.
Renee Liang interviews Dan Bain and Ralph McCubbin-Howell about their experience writing for Young and Hungry.
Ivy – Saviour of the Dinosaur, on the back of successful local and international seasons, is currently touring. Renee Liang caught up with Ivy’s creator, Jennifer Martin.
On the eve of the publication of his first poetry collection, Renee Liang asks Chris Tse about writing, life and being an Asian writer in NZ.
We’re all up to date now on dirty politics, but have things really changed that much?
Mixing theatre with storytelling and music, Wheel of Experience returns to Auckland at the end of a 25-date nationwide tour.
Cath Harkins and Korina Tuahine, members of the Graduate Writing Studio, tell us about its first production, a series of seven plays by six writers, collectively titled 'Out of Our Heads'.
Nic Sampson has his fingers in many pies – stage, screen and comedy. Renee Liang asks him about his sticky fingers.
Johann Nortje talks about the brave new world of digital puppetry, and the upcoming Galloping Tales show at Pick n Mix.
"Performing Magic has taken me around the world and is such a cool job. I get to amaze and scare people for a living," says comedian magician Jarred Fell.
Renee Liang spoke to writer, director and designer Uther Dean about how the new BATS will influence practitioners.