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AUSXIP Intertviews Renee O'Connor
- 15 December 2011 - Read The Interview


AUSXIP Interviews Renee O'Connor
- April 2008 - Full Interview       


AUSXIP Interviews Renee O'Connor
- April 2007 - Full Interview      

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Latest Renee News

22 April 2024

Renee Video - Instagram


11 March 2024


Hey folks, took a much needed break and now I'm back! Let's play catchup with the news that I missed while I was away.

Renee Interview Video


Renee Art




25 February 2024

Salute to Xena - 30th Anniversary Con


23 February 2024

AUSXIP Charity Auction - 2024

September 1 - 4, 2023

If you have no registered for ANY of the AUSXIP Charity Auctions in the past, please don't leave it to the last minute. Register here:


15 February 2024

Happy Birthday Renee! Today is Renee's birthday and we wish her all the best!


04 February 2024

Updated info about 30th Anniversary Convention

The convention days are wrong; someone at Creation had an oopsie day and there was a typo on the original schedule. It's January 31 to 2 February 2025. Many thanks to Andrea Bliss for the update!

03 February 2024

Xena: 30 Year Anniversary Creation Entertainment Convention!

Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World 25th Anniversary

Xena Documentary - Xena: No Apologies

  • Xena Documentary Xena: No Apologies (Watch video promo)
    After years of hearing about a Xena documentary being in the works, we seem to have a liftoff! Trigold Entertainments Judy Kim has taken on the task of producing the doco about made Xena so special!


16 January 2024

Renee O'Connor

a HUGE congratulations to Renee and The House of Bards for winning SIX awards at the 2023 Broadway World Regional Awards:

  • Favorite Local Theatre Company
  • Best Play
  • Best Lighting Design
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Theatre for Young Audiences


More Renee and Steven Sears news..

Renee is directing the show Matilda; The Musical with Steven L Sears as Trunchbull. Don't miss out on that (if you are in the area!)
The show is on January 19-21 at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

Where: 1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Friday, January 19 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 20 - 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 20 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 21 - 2:00 pm

Use Code WebsaleMatilda to get more than 50% off your order!! (Official code)

Tickets can be bought from here:


Adrienne Wilkinson

Speaking of Renee... she teamed up with Adrienne to create this incredibly funny tiktok video. Adrienne has a whole series of these clips. Just hysterical. Sit back and enjoy!


@yoadriennew #ohno #shrinkage #moms #solution #fix #xenatok #momsoftiktok #xena #weapon #reneeoconnor ♬ original sound -




09 November 2023

A MESSAGE FROM Renee and House of Bards Theatre Company

Thank you for taking a moment to read this note from us, at the House of Bards Theatre Company!

We are honored to share that many of our Cast AND our Creative Team for A Midsummer Night's Dream have been nominated for the Broadway World Regional Theatre Awards. Please vote for us in all categories! Thank you!

* Best Play, A Midsummer Night's Dream
* Best Direction of a Play, Renee O'Connor-Sura, A Midsummer Night's Dream
* Best Ensemble, A Midsummer Night's Dream
* Best Performer in a Play: Rachel Levy, Don Schlossman, Steven L Sears, Celina Surniak, Alex Sheldon, Lindsay Mayberry, Dane Larsen
* Best Supporting Performer in a Play: Helen Roundhill, Dane Larsen, Zoo Holston, Jim Rice, Lindsay Mayberry, Allen Barstow, Steven L Sears, Claire Griswold, Rachel Levy, Amanda Charney, Anne Elise Doherty, Perry Shields
* Best Costume Design, Amy Setterlund, A Midsummer Night's Dream
* Best Lighting Design for a Play, David Zahacewski, A Midsummer Night's Dream
* Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical, Craig Benson, A Midsummer Night's Dream
* Favorite Local Theatre Company

Many Thanks,

Renee O'Connor,
Artistic Producer, House of Bards Theatre Company

27 August 2023

Yes, I'm still alive! Sorry for the quiet nature of the site but it's about to get very busy and exciting! We have nearly 200 items and they are incredibly cool!

Renee has been SO gracious in donating some of her incredible art. You have to check them out

Autographed Renee O'Connor Art: "Tiger" Metal Print 11 x 14

Autographed Renee O'Connor Art: "Blue Ocean" Metal Print 12 x 18

The countdown to the 2023 AUSXIP Charity Auction has started! The Auction Catalog is now available (PDF),
The Auction FAQ is now available.

You have 5 days to go through the extensive catalog (nearly 200 items) and bookmark them. You either click on the image or the item description to get to the auction page for the item.

Auction Catalog

Auction FAQ




28 June 2023

The WGA Strike - Xena Picket is on TODAY

The WGA Strike:  #Xena Picket is on TODAY (28 June)

Where: NBCU Universal, 3969 Lankershim Blvd, Studio City 91604

Time: PDT 10 am to 2pm

Cast & Writers: Renee O'Connor, Steven L. Sears, Katherine Fugate and more.

Food is being sponsored by Rob Tapert, Lucy Lawless and Katherine Fugate!

Xena costumes are encouraged! Let's show our support for our Xena Writers!

Xenite Memorial Service for Tiger Tyler!


25 June 2023

WGA Strike - Message from Katherine Fugate


11 June 2023

WGA Strike - Xena Writers

 Renee will be attending the WGA Xena Writers Event on June 28, 2023!

04 June 2023

Renee's new art (to raise money for The House of Bards) on her Official Instagram Account


20 April 2023

House of Bards New Production and Message From Renee!

Renee is producing / directing a new show at the Grand Annex in San Pedro: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare

Message from Renee about the show

Dear Friends, Family, and Patrons of the House of Bards Theatre Company,

Please join me for our enchanting production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. An immersive, magical forest, and its inhabitants, are waiting to catch your imaginations and your hearts!

A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare
Performing at the Grand Annex, 434 6th Street, San Pedro, California

Performances Dates: April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, and May 5, 6, 7.


Also, tickets are available for our Live Stream, broadcast from the Grand Annex.
April 22, 2023

Tickets are available at

Many Thanks,

Renee O'Connor-Sura, Artistic Producer


25 March 2023

House of Bards

Xena Press Roundup


18 February 2023

Xena Conventions

15 February 2023

Happy Birthday Renee!!


14 February 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle Batters New Zealand

Well Cyclone Gabrielle has battered New Zealand over the last few days. Unfortunately two people have lost their lives and so many have had major damage to their homes.

Another shocking development was Amber Rhodes (Amber was Renee's double on the show) had her home demolished by Gabrielle.


11 February 2023

The House of Bards News! Renee sent out a new message via her official FB page

I am thrilled to be directing the playful and witty A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for The House of Bards Theatre Company.
The CAST and CREATIVE TEAM will be announced very soon. I am very, very excited!
Tickets are available now at

April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6, 7



07 September 2022

Xena Art

04 September 2022

AUSXIP Charity Auction

Thank you Xenites for yet another awesome auction result!



02 September 2022

The 16th Annual AUSXIP Charity Auction is now live!

Xena Art

Theatre: 1984



10 August 2022

AUSXIP Charity Auction

  • The catalog of goodies on the 16th Annual AUSXIP Charity Auction will be dropping next week. I keep trying to release it but keep getting more stuff which only pushes the catalog release back. It's a nice problem to have!
  • Registrations are now open BUT they will close soon. Sign up now or miss out

House of Bards News

  • Renee is directing a new House of Bards production in November 2022. HOB will be bringing George Orwell's 1984 to the stage! Renee has announced the new show on her official instagram account. Read more here


24 June 2022

The following was posted by Renee on her Insta account

Photo shared by Renee O'Connor on June 20, 2022 tagging @llgrimes. May be an image of 3 people and text.

Save the date!! On 7/28/22 I will be the one of the guests for the next LIVE! Armchair ArtWalk Tour, for a discussion of Actors on Actors with host Linda Grimes and actress Rachel Levy. Zoom registration is required for the LIVE Armchair, please go to

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This will be a live stream on their official Facebook page: 


25 April 2022

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

There's only 3 more peformances of the House of Bards' The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The final performance on May 1 will have something special included - for those that can't be there, you can live stream it! Check out the dates of the last performances. I'm going to enjoy the show via streaming. If you are in on the East Coast of Oz, then it starts at 7 AM on the 2 May.

Dates and Times:⁠

Fri, April 29, 2022 @ 7:30 PM⁠
Sat, April 30, 2022 @ 7:30 PM⁠
Sun, May 1, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

To buy tickets for the in person performance go here:

To buy tickets for the May 1 streaming tix go here:



20 April 2022

Message from Renee on Facebook

May be an image of 19 people and textRenee O'Connor

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is opening this Friday, April 22nd.
Get your tickets today at

LIVE STREAMING MAY 1ST, from our closing show at 2:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Repost from @warnergrand_grandannex

The Romeo and Juliet cast is rehearsing hard for opening night next week!

From left to right: Balthazar, Peter, Juliet, Abram, Prince, Lady Montague, Lord Montague, Nurse, Gregory, Benvolio, Tybalt, Friar Lawrence, Servant, Paris, Mercutio, Lord Capulet, Romeo, Lady Capulet, and the Director Renee O'Connor.⁠

Dates and Times:⁠
Fri, April 22, 2022 @ 7:30 PM⁠
Sat, April 23, 2022 @ 7:30 PM⁠
Sun, April 24, 2022 @ 2:00 PM⁠
Fri, April 29, 2022 @ 7:30 PM⁠
Sat, April 30, 2022 @ 7:30 PM⁠
Sun, May 1, 2022 @ 2:00 PM





8 April 2022

Romeo and Juliet Update! Message from Renee

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare April 22nd May 1st Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30pm Sundays 2:00pm The Grand Annes San Pedro Directed by Rene O'Gonnor-Sura House oBrds Theatre Company a 501(c)(3)  non organization.'Renee sent a messsage on Facebook about the upcoming Romeo & Juliet production she is directing. Wish I could go to this show!

Hi Friends!
If you live in Los Angles, please come see our show! I am directing an energetic and classically romantic production of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, with a stellar Cast and Creative Team. There are six shows and a live stream.

Don't miss us!! SIX VIBRANT SHOWS, offering limited seating, with live musical accompaniment, only at The Grand Annex, in the Arts District of San Pedro, California. Live Stream broadcast from the closing show, on May 1st, 2:00 Pacific Standard Time All Tickets available now: April 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and May 1st.


27 February 2022

Upcoming House of Bards Show - Romeo and Juliet!

The  House of Bards has a new show in April. Interesting list of actors including Steven L. Sears!
ROMEO & JULIET Only Six performances with limited seating.
Opening April 22, 2022. Renee's daughter, Iris, plays the role of Juliet!

2022 Production of William Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET

Tickets will go on sale March 1, 2022.


26 February 2022

Adrienne Wilkinson Raffle


15 February 2022


Today is Renee's birthday and we want to wish her all the very best!

01 February 2022

Renee Directing Romeo & Juliet

  • Renee has announced she is going to be directing Romeo & Juliet and and that cast announcements will be announced soon!

Renee's Art

11 January 2022

The Xena Image Galleries have been updated on AUSXIP!

Episode Stills

10 January 2022

MaryD Art

My art galleries have been restored

Xena Images

The Xena Image Galleries have been restored


01 January 2022


Wishing everyone a safe 2022. Keep yourselves and your family safe. Wishing everyone the best for 2022.


19 December 2021

Renee's Art!

08 November 2021

Renee & Lucy


28 October 2021

Renee on My Life is Murder

27 October 2021

MaryD's Blog


18 October 2021

Renee O'Connor

My Life is Murder

Beauty and the Beast


16 October 2021

Renee / My Life is Murder

10 October 2021

Renee & Lucy


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