Victor Rodger

Victor Rodger

Victor Rodger is a playwright of Samoan and Scottish descent from Christchurch. In 1995, Victor attended Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, graduating in 1997, the same year as his second play, Cunning Stunts was performed at BATS Theatre as part of Young and Hungry.

In 1998 his first play, Sons, won the Chapman Tripp Awards for Best New Play and Best New Writer and in 2001 he won the Bruce Mason Playwright Award. My Name is Gary Cooper, was presented by Auckland Theatre Company in late 2007.

Victor was awarded the Fulbright Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer-in-Residence, University of Hawai’i 2006, Ursula Bethell Writer-in-Residence, Canterbury University 2009 and the Creative New Zealand Pacific Artist-in-Residence, Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies 2012. Victor is currently adapting his award winning play, Black Faggot, for screen and developing a cabaret piece entitled Christ(church) Almighty.

Sons is currently out of print.