Dina Vovsi is a New York-based director and performer committed to developing and devising new plays.
Dina has directed at 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, Uniontruth.com), and has developed new work with Fresh Ground Pepper, New York Madness, Communal Spaces, Amios, TinyRhino, Dixon Place, and more.
Assistant directing credits include Stephen Karam’s adaptation of The Cherry Orchard on Broadway with Roundabout Theatre Company, Taylor Mac’s Hir, Danai Guriria’s Familiar, Gregory S. Moss’s Indian Summer (all at Playwrights Horizons), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (HVSF/The Pearl), The Winter’s Tale (HVSF), Jesus in India (Ma-Yi), The Electric Baby (Quantum), and Cherry Smoke (Working Theater). She has assisted directors such as Simon Godwin, Daniella Topol, Davis McCallum, Eric Tucker, Carolyn Cantor, and Tamilla Woodard. She will be the assistant director to Chen Shi-Zheng on the upcoming opera Eugene Onegin at the 2017 Spoleto Festival.
Dina was a 2015-2016 Robert Moss Directing Fellow at Playwrights Horizons, an SDC Foundation Observership awardee, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab, an associate member of SDC, and is a Mass MoCA Assets for Artists Grantee. She is a member of the New York Madness Directors’ Unit and a co-founder and co-curator of the Working Theater Directors Salon.
As an actor, Dina’s credits include or what she will (FringeNYC, Overall Excellence Award), The Visceral Cities Project (Roots and Wings), and the short films Ladybug, The Balance, and Noah’s World (Bahamas Int’l Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, LA Femme, Sunscreen, Women in Film and Television – Mexico City).
Dina has worked in various producing, marketing, literary and development capacities at New Dramatists, Working Theater, Page 73, Sinking Ship Productions, Waterwell, Darling & Company, Creative Capital, and terraNOVA Collective.
Dina was a two-time Arthur Miller Scholarship recipient at the University of Michigan where she received a dual degree in Theatre and English and facilitated theatre workshops in Detroit area juvenile facilities as a member of the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP). She has studied experimental and devised theatre at Queen Mary, University of London, and script analysis and scene study at The Barrow Group.
Dina is a native Russian speaker born in Riga, Latvia who came to the United States when she was 2 years old.