Bio

Dina Vovsi

Dina Vovsi is a New York-based director and theatermaker. Recent productions include Passage and Three Sisters (both at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts), The Agency by Lia Romeo (Fairleigh Dickinson University), 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, 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, Dartmouth VoxFest, 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 theater artists Rachel Gita Karp, Deneen Reynolds-Knott, and Emerie Snyder, Dina will be co-creating a site-specific, traveling theatrical experience across Fort Greene, Brooklyn in 2021 called EXITS. The recipient of a 2021 Brooklyn Arts Council Grant, EXITS is an audio-theatrical experience that uses physical distance and aural intimacy to connect audiences with beloved Fort Greene spaces we’ve departed due to COVID-19.

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), 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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