Renee Liang

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Renee Liang is a poet, playwright, paediatrician, medical researcher and essayist.  Renee has collaborated on visual arts works, film, opera and music, produced and directed theatre works, worked as a dramaturge, taught creative writing and organized community-based arts initiatives such as New Kiwi Women Write, a writing workshop series for migrant women, and The Kitchen, a new program nurturing stories in local kitchens. Her work The Bone Feeder, originally a play, later adapted into an opera, was one of the first Asian mainstage works to be performed in NZ. Renee has written, produced and toured eight plays. In 2018 she was appointed a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to the arts, and won Next Woman of the Year for Arts and Culture.

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This Room is an Island

Auckland

02/02/2024 - 04/02/2024

"Unequivocal determined vision..

"Part immersive performance, part remembrance, 'This Room is an Island' invites us to witness and to become vulnerable...

Switzerland

Auckland

19/09/2023 - 07/10/2023

"Tension heightens so we can never relax..

Things That Matter

Auckland

11/08/2023 - 27/08/2023

"Reminds us of the human stories at the heart of our beleaguered healthcare system, and offers a way forward for…..

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Auckland

18/03/2023 - 25/03/2023

"Mesmerising, inspirational, oozes expense, with the attention to detail in all its elements..

SKYDUCK: A CHINESE SPY COMEDY

Auckland, Wellington

14/03/2023 - 27/05/2023

"A consummate comedian with an unashamedly unique performance brings pure joy..

"A fun chance to watch a talented performer challenge himself to hit every mark at top speed..

SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE

Auckland

29/04/2021 - 15/05/2021

"A Celebration..

"Witty exposé of more than a few home truths..

Young and Hungry 09 – Auckland

Auckland

10/07/2009 - 25/07/2009

"Treasured, trashed and feral..

"Young and Hungry Festival serves up tasty smorgasbord..

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Whero’s New Net

Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington

13/09/2008 - 11/09/2009

"Net gain..

"Compelling net casting..

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Oleanna

Auckland

17/09/2008 - 04/10/2008

"War in microcosm..

"Fascinating and timely revival of tilt at PC feminism..

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Daddy’s Home

Auckland

23/09/2008 - 04/10/2008

"Highly recommended..

"Uncomplicated entertainment..

Blackbird

Auckland

06/09/2008 - 27/09/2008

"Enjoyable? Not sure. Thought-provoking? Definitely...

"Feeling blue over postmodern grey areas..

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Ship Songs

Hamilton, Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Arrowtown, Paraparaumu, Wanaka

06/08/2008 - 07/04/2012

"Ship Songs Sparkles..

"Poignant, rollicking, tragic, lyrical, cheering and stirring..

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The Girls’ Show

Auckland

19/07/2008 - 26/07/2008

"Tantalising glimpses..

"Girls just wanna have fun in high energy, real life show..

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Blinkers and Spurs

Auckland, Wellington

23/07/2008 - 06/12/2008

"Unlikely love stories..

"Great madness in two takes..

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Auckland

10/07/2008 - 02/08/2008

"Competent rather than stunning..

"‘Cat’ a hot production half a century on from Broadway debut..

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The Threepenny Opera

Auckland

29/05/2008 - 21/06/2008

"No character is blameless..

"Razzle dazzle theatre set to oompapa jazz..

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The Taming of the Shrew

Auckland

10/10/2007 - 20/10/2007

"Bedazzling, bemusing and bittersweet..

"Flamboyantly grubby hodge podge..