Victor Rodger is a New Zealand playwright of Samoan and Scottish descent whose work deals with issues of race, racism and race relations. His first play, Sons, won four Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in 1998 including Best New Writer and Best New Play. He has held writing residencies at the Universities of Hawaii and Canterbury and won various awards including the Bruce Mason Playwright Award (2001) and the Contemporary Pacific Arts Award (2013). Victor was a long-time writer for the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street and studied writing for film at the Maurits Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam. In 2017 he is the Victoria University of Wellington Writer in Residence.