TalkWrite

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

Claire Cowan (bottom right) with the Blackbird Ensemble performing in 'Dreams'.
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Composer and performer Claire Cowan tells us about Blackbird Ensemble's latest show inspired by dreams and rituals of the bedroom.
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Renee Liang
Ash Jones
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Shakespearean verse collides with teenage angst. Renee Liang asks Ash Jones about his play 'Thomus', written entirely in iambic pentameter.
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Renee Liang
Oreste
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Frances Wilson on Auckland Opera Studio's performance of Oreste, nurturing the scene and how singers are like athletes.
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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
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Te Rēhia Theatre co-founder Regan Taylor talks carving a niche with Shakespeare and Te Mata Kokako o Rēhia (Māori Performance Masks).
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Renee Liang
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Part two of Renee Liang's whirlwind weekend at Auckland Writers Festival.
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Renee Liang
"When did you last walk by the sea?" Renee Liang (right) has a consultation with Emergency Poet Deborah Alma (left).
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Renee Liang on her whirlwind weekend at Auckland Writers Festival.
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Renee Liang
Penny Ashton
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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.
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Renee Liang
Helene Wong. Photo / Akura Makea-Pardington
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Renee Liang interviews Helene Wong ahead of her Michael King Memorial Lecture and book launch of 'Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story'.
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Renee Liang
Rangitahua. Photo / Jason OHara
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The story of how collaborations in a small community grew into a Company of Giants.
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Renee Liang
Kaikoura - The first roadtrip in 2005 for 'Biscuit & Coffee' in a $400 van.
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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.
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Renee Liang