Dina Vovsi

Dina Vovsi is a New York-based director and theatermaker. Upcoming: world premiere of The Agency by Lia Romeo (Fairleigh Dickinson University). Recent credits include Sincerity Forever (The Flea), Shady Acres: a homegrown epic (Rutgers/Mason Gross MFA Playwriting), Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Long Island University), First by Faith: The Life of Mary McLeod Bethune (2019 AUDELCO Award for Best Solo Performance, Best Educational Show at United Solo, sold-out run at the National Black Theatre Festival, and upcoming remount at the 14th Street Y), The Bastard (Dixon Place), and Visiting Hours (TheaterLab).

Dina has developed and directed new work with The Civilians, New Georges, Working Theater, The Culture Project’s Women Center Stage, The Barn Arts Collective, Pipeline Theatre Company, Fresh Ground Pepper, The Motor Company, Theatre 167, FringeNYC, and The Flea. Dina was a Robert Moss Directing Fellow at Playwrights Horizons, a member of The Civilians’ R&D Group, a resident director at The Flea, the recipient of an SDC Foundation Observership at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, a member of the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab, an O’Neill National Directors Fellowship Finalist, and a Mass MoCA Assets for Artists Grantee. She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist and the recipient of a Working Theater 5 Boroughs 1 City Initiative commission, currently developing a play about the Russian and Pakistani immigrant communities in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn with playwright and co-creator Liba Vaynberg. She is also co-creating Untitled Parlor Play, or, For Home Amusement with collaborator Kyle Metzger, first developed as Access Resident Artists.

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 has also worked in artistic, literary, and producing capacities at various New York theater companies, and has been the program coordinator of PlayTime at New Dramatists since 2016.

Dina immigrated to the United States from the former Soviet Union when she was a young child, and is bilingual in English and Russian.


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