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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.
Birds, a play by Dianna Fuemana, is more than a Pacific coming-of-age tale. Renee Liang spoke to actor Bianca Seinafo about the show.
Renee Liang talks to director Geoff Allen and Shakespearean scholar Professor Tom Bishop who developed a text which stays true to the original while incorporating a contemporary spirit.
Playwright Victor Rodger talks about his work, Black Faggot, and its impact.
Twelve of Aotearoa’s most exciting young poets are performing in Rising Voices Summer Series over two nights. Renee Liang talked to poet Rewa Worley.
The Bare Hunt Collective is the creative partnership of Victoria Abbott and Jackie Shaw, who tell real stories in theatrical ways through the language of documentary theatre.
As part of the Auckland Pride Festival, Mumbai Monologues offers some surprising insights into a part of Indian culture not often seen.
Lashings of Whipped Cream: A Session with a Teenage Dominatrix has been titillating audiences ever since it was penned. Now Ricky Beirao brings Mistress Dominique to life once again.
Sam Brooks has recently been everywhere, opening plays two at a time, touring shows and winning awards for his emotionally raw works. Renee Liang asked Sam just how he does it.
Actor, writer and producer Simon Ward is well known for his work on screen. He returns to the stage at the Basement this week in Thumper.
Just Above The Clouds, a play about a boy with a stone heart, returns to the Basement. Renee Liang interviews playwright Ben Anderson and his co-collaborator Chye-Ling Huang.
The magical and technically challenging show 360 has finally reached Auckland. Renee Liang interviews Carl Bland and Gareth Reeves.