Dina Vovsi

A New York-based director committed to developing and devising new plays, Dina has directed at Dixon Place (The Bastard), TheaterLab (Visiting Hours), The Culture Project’s Women Center Stage (everything’s whispered (for now)), The Barn Arts Collective (Vasilisa Most Lovely), FringeNYC (All the Windows On Alcatraz), The Muse (Flora and Fever), Working Theater (The Corporation, The Shanty,, Atlantic Acting School (Huera) and has developed new work with Pipeline Theatre Company, The Flea, Fresh Ground Pepper, New York Madness, Communal Spaces, and more. Dina is a Resident Director at The Flea and a member of the 2018-19 Civilians R&D Group. She has been a Robert Moss Directing Fellow at Playwrights Horizons, an SDC Foundation Observership awardee, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab, an O’Neill National Directors Fellowship Finalist, and a Mass MoCA Assets for Artists Grantee. She is currently developing Untitled Parlor Play, or, For Home Amusement with co-creator Kyle Metzger, and is under commission from the Working Theater’s 5 Boroughs 1 City Project, developing a play based in the community of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn with playwright Liba Vaynberg. She will direct Iphigenia and Other Daughters at LIU’s Post Theatre Company this fall, along with Richarda Abrams’s First by Faith: The Life of Mary McLeod Bethune at the United Solo Festival.

Assistant directing credits include Stephen Karam’s adaptation of The Cherry Orchard on Broadway with Roundabout Theatre Company, Taylor Mac’s Hir, Danai Gurira’s Familiar, Gregory S. Moss’s Indian Summer (all at Playwrights Horizons), Eugene Onegin (Spoleto Festival USA), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (HVSF/The Pearl), Lloyd Suh’s Jesus in India (Ma-Yi), Stefanie Zadravec’s The Electric Baby (Quantum), Geraldine Inoa’s Scraps (The Flea) and more. 

Dina is a native Russian speaker born in Riga, Latvia who came to the United States when she was 2 years old.


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