Ivan Rodden - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Ivan Rodden

Department of English

Dan Rodden

Associate Professor

McMurran Hall 217
(757) 594-7955


  • Ph D in English, University of Illinois
  • MA in English, University of Illinois
  • BA in Literature, Wheaton College


Fiction Writing
Creative Writing
Fabulist Writing
African American Drama
Creative Nonfiction Writing


Drama - African American playwrights and presentation
Performance Theory
Creative Writing Pedagogy
Cultural representation and interpretation in creative writing


Ivan Rodden (aka Ivan Faute) is a graduate of The Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He primarily teaches creative writing courses in prose and playwriting. His creative work appears under the name "Ivan Faute" and has appeared in over three dozen literary journals and magazines including The Southeast Review, Harpur Palate, and The Pinch. His plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Houston, and London.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Theatre - Write play
    "Urban Gardening". Copenhagen Theatre Circle. Improv Comedy Copenhagen. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "Slaughter". William Inge Theater Festival. Independence, KS.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "Lost Sock Laundry". TRU Voices 2022 Play Reading Series. TRU Voices. New York, NY.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "The Dog Show". The Players Theatre. Sgourous Theater. New York, NY.
  • Drama - Book or Collection of Plays
    "Lavanderia Calzino Perso". OnStage! Festival. OnStage! Festival. Italy.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "On Arriving". Searchout Theatre. Cyprus High Commission. London, UK.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "Tornadoland". 5th Floor Theater Company. Readings on the 5th Floor, 5th Floor Theater Company. New York, NY.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "Lack of Milk". NY Summerfest. NY Theater Festival - Summerfest. Hudson Guild Theatre, New York, NY.
  • Theatre - Write play
    "The Social Drama Play Play". Gallery Players - Black Box New Play Festival. The Gallery Players Theater. The Gallery Players Theater, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Short Fiction - Anthology
    "Watermelon Baby". Darkhouse Books. Descansos Anthology. Berkeley, CA, USA.
  • Dan Rodden, PCA ACA Annual Conference, "Fanny, Buster, and Bertolt Walk on Stage: A Collaborative Experiment," Washington, DC. (2019)
  • Dan Rodden, AWP Annual Conference, "Furries, Fairies, and Fetuses: When Earnestness Derails the Short Story," Los Angeles, CA. (2016)
  • Ivan Rodden, Lit Youngstown Fall Litfest, "After Twilight: Learning to Write Better by Using Published Works," Youngstown, OH. (2018)
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