Currently a resident of British Columbia, Renée enjoyed a two-decade career in New York City theatre as an actor, director, teaching artist, and administrator. She performed extensively in classical and experimental theatres Off-Broadway and regionally in the United States, including with Theatre for a New Audience, Julie Taymor, New Jersey Shakespeare Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, and the Kings County Shakespeare Company (KCSC), with whom she was an Associate Artist for 17 years. An Honors graduate of Wesleyan University, and of the Eugene O’Neill Theater National Theater Institute, Renée has taught at The Brearley School (New York, NY), for Bard on the Beach (Vancouver, BC), and as an adjunct professor for St. Francis College (Brooklyn, NY) and the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY). She presently serves as producing Artistic Director of City Stage New West, and recently produced a professional cast recording of Stump City Stories, an original Canadian musical by George Ryan based on the diverse history of New Westminster, commissioned by CSNW in 2009 to celebrate the City’s 150th anniversary. She has also directed T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral, and Shakespeare’s King Lear as part of a special project for CSNW “Enduring Age/Enduring Youth”, which brought together senior professional classical actors with emerging artists.