Roger Hodgman

Roger Hodgman (born 1 December 1943[1]) is an award-winning Australian stage and television director.

Roger Hodgman
Born (1943-12-01) 1 December 1943
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
OccupationTheatre director
Years active1965–present
Pamela Rabe (m. 1984)

He was educated at the Hutchins School and the University of Tasmania, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science in 1966, and an Honours degree in History in 1972. After beginning his career as a television director with the ABC in 1965, Hodgman worked in London between 1971 and 1977 where he taught acting at East 15 Acting School. He worked in Canada from 1977 to 1983, including as Artistic Director of the Vancouver Playhouse for three years from 1978 to 1981[1] where he collaborated with Tennessee Williams on productions of Williams' later plays The Red Devil Battery Sign and The Notebook of Trigorin.

In 1983 Hodgman became Dean of the School of Drama at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, establishing more orthodox acting training than under his predecessor Peter Oyston.[1] He became Associate Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company in 1984, was appointed joint Artistic Director in 1986, and held the position of Artistic Director from 1988 to 1999.[2][3] He has since directed plays, operas, musicals and television in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan.

His awards include a Helpmann Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Grey Gardens (for The Production Company) and Green Room Awards for Best Director for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Little Night Music (for Melbourne Theatre Company).


  1. Milne, Geoffrey (1995). Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney: Currency Press. pp. 279–280. ISBN 0 86819 357 7.
  2. "MTC joint director". The Age. 8 October 1986. Retrieved 17 August 2016 via Google News.
  3. "On the Couch with Roger Hodgman |Australian Arts Review". Retrieved 17 August 2016.
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