TalkWrite

Playwright Renee Liang explores challenges, ideas and opinions from across the arts sector.

Call of the Sparrows. Photo / Catherine Elllis
Story / Performing Arts
Proudly Asian Theatre creators talk to Renee Liang about their new work 'Call of the Sparrows' and creating platforms to tell Asian stories.
Author: 
Renee Liang
Love Me Tinder
Story / Performing Arts
Stephen Sinclair and Amy Jansen bring the operetta form into the texting age with a new work, cheekily called 'Love Me Tinder'.
Author: 
Renee Liang
Claire Cowan (bottom right) with the Blackbird Ensemble performing in 'Dreams'.
Story / Screen & Sound
Composer and performer Claire Cowan tells us about Blackbird Ensemble's latest show inspired by dreams and rituals of the bedroom.
Author: 
Renee Liang
Ash Jones
Story / Performing Arts
Shakespearean verse collides with teenage angst. Renee Liang asks Ash Jones about his play 'Thomus', written entirely in iambic pentameter.
Author: 
Renee Liang
Oreste
Story / Performing Arts
Frances Wilson on Auckland Opera Studio's performance of Oreste, nurturing the scene and how singers are like athletes.
Author: 
Renee Liang
Te Mata Kokako o Rēhia (Māori Performance Masks) were custom-made by an artist carver Tristan Marler and made out of Totara. Photo / Brydie Thompson
Story / Performing Arts, Toi Maori
Te Rēhia Theatre co-founder Regan Taylor talks carving a niche with Shakespeare and Te Mata Kokako o Rēhia (Māori Performance Masks).
Author: 
Renee Liang
Story / Literature & Publishing
Part two of Renee Liang's whirlwind weekend at Auckland Writers Festival.
Author: 
Renee Liang
"When did you last walk by the sea?" Renee Liang (right) has a consultation with Emergency Poet Deborah Alma (left).
Story / Literature & Publishing
Renee Liang on her whirlwind weekend at Auckland Writers Festival.
Author: 
Renee Liang
Penny Ashton
Story / Literature & Publishing
Poetry Idol bows out this year after a decade of sold out finals at the Auckland Writers Festival. Lapsed slam poet Renee Liang speaks to Penny Ashton about the art form.
Author: 
Renee Liang
Helene Wong. Photo / Akura Makea-Pardington
Story / Culture & Heritage, Literature & Publishing
Renee Liang interviews Helene Wong ahead of her Michael King Memorial Lecture and book launch of 'Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story'.
Author: 
Renee Liang