TalkWrite

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

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
Rangitahua. Photo / Jason OHara
Story / Performing Arts
The story of how collaborations in a small community grew into a Company of Giants.
Author: 
Renee Liang
Kaikoura - The first roadtrip in 2005 for 'Biscuit & Coffee' in a $400 van.
Story / Performing Arts
Whether your goal is fun or financial, the thrill of a tour comes with the reality of the road. Theatre company Flaxworks share their tales and tips.
Author: 
Renee Liang
Small Metal Objects. Photo / Matt Grace
Story / Music, Performing Arts
As the Spiegeltents, junkyard playgrounds and murals go back in their shipping containers, Renee Liang wraps up her coverage of the arts festivals in Auckland and Wellington.
Author: 
Renee Liang