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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.
Jake took 23 days to shoot and six years to bring to fruition. Writer/director Doug Dillaman and producer Anoushka Klaus tell us about their steep learning curve.
Weekend free family events Pick n Mix are back at the Aotea Centre with shows and workshops and Renee Liang gets in on the action, quizzing the creators.
Inspired by real stories captured from hundreds of anonymous surveys, SIN is the latest work from The Outfit Theatre Company. We hear from company co-director Ema Barton.
There’s a rich offering of theatre during the Matariki Festival. We hear from a talented trio of theatremakers creating innovative new forms of Maori theatre.
Okareka Dance Company opens its new work, Mana Wahine, this month. Renee Liang interviews dancer, choreographer and co-artistic director Taiaroa Royal.
Elisabeth Easther talks about her play Seed, writing, and independent producing.
EnsembleImpact is halfway through their national tour of schools with this year’s show Asian Invasion, a sampling of ten Kiwi-Asian plays.
Renee Liang catches up with Asian Invasion creative director and co founder of EnsembleImpact KC Kelly.
Renee Liang talks to prolific writer Thomas Sainsbury about his career so far, as his play Sunday Roast opens at Q.
Fantail is one of the local film success stories of 2013 – originally a monologue by actor Sophie Henderson.
Anthony Hoy Fong, a New-York based celebrity chef, was back home in NZ recently to talk about his creative process.