Victor Rodger is a Christchurch born and raised writer of Samoan (Iva) and Scottish (Broughty Ferry) descent. An award-winning playwright, his works Black Faggot, My Name is Gary Cooper and Puzzy have been performed nationally and internationally. Victor was a longtime writer for Shortland Street and his other television credits include This is Piki which he co-wrote with Briar Grace Smith. Victor currently heads the Maori and Pasifika Creative Writing Workshop at the International Institute of Modern Letters at the University of Victoria in Wellington.
Events at Word
DERAY MCKESSON: #BLACKLIVESMATTERMonday 26th August, 2019 7:30 pm
Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson is one of the leading voices in the Black Lives Matter movement. He discusses his memoir 'The Other Side of Freedom: Race and justice in a divided America' with Victor Rodger as part of the WORD Shifting Points of View season.
WHAT A FOOL HONESTY IS!Wednesday 31st July, 2019 7:30 pm
Gather around the metaphorical fireside as five speakers dig deep into the nature of honesty and deception. Featuring dancer Rodney Bell, writer Fiona Farrell, journalist Donna Miles-Mojab, playwright Victor Rodger and poet and youth advocate Daisy Speaks, this is a night for tall tales and home truths, presented in association with Christchurch Arts Festival.
Black Marks on the White Page: A RoundtableSaturday 1st September, 2018 10:30 am
SOLD OUT Join contributors to last year’s superb anthology of Oceanic writing, Black Marks on the White Page, for a roundtable discussion for Māori and Pasifika writers.
Comfortable in Your SkinFriday 31st August, 2018 6:00 pm
An extraordinary panel of local and international queer people of colour: Georgina Beyer, Manu Vaeatangitau and Pati Solomona Tyrell (FAFSWAG) and Sonya Renee Taylor, chaired by Victor Rodger.