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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.
The stage adaption of Tuesdays with Morrie offers the treat of seeing theatre veteran George Henare in the title role, playing against the versatile Jason Te Mete as his protege.
Adrian Kinnaird’s knowledge of NZ comics was matched by his enthusiasm for his subject matter, and it was hard not to warm to the images he threw up on screen.
Renee Liang finds escape at the Auckland Writers' Festival – Sat and Sun 17/18 May. Here’s her festival round up.
Director Robin Kerr talks about the latest piece from The PlayGround Collective, an absurdist tale of a man searching for what is missing in his life.
For the past 15 years, Adrian Kinnard has charted the course of NZ comics through his blog and now book, From Earth’s End: The Best of New Zealand Comics.
Sharad Paul talks to fellow doctor-writer Renee Liang about fiction, science and skin.
Creator and performer Jeff Achtem travels the world with his shows, entertaining children and adults using intricate puppets made from household rubbish.
Thomas Monckton tells us about his clowning career and his new show The Pianist, a clowning show centred on and around a grand piano.
Actor, writer, director and producer Roberto Nascimento tells us about his first comedy webseries, The Adventures of Suzy Boon.
'There’s a Bluebird inside my heart, but I tell it to shut up' challenges14 theatre-makers to respond to Charles Bukowski’s heartbreakingly dark poem 'Bluebird'.
Massive Company unleashes their next physical theatre experience, My Bed My Universe. Renee Liang interviews performer Tuyet Nguyen.