A New York-based director committed to developing and devising new plays, Dina Vovsi 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, Uniontruth.com), Atlantic Acting School (Huera) and has developed new work with Pipeline Theatre Company, The Flea, Fresh Ground Pepper, New York Madness, Communal Spaces, Theatre 167 and more. Dina was 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 as a 2017-18 Access Theater Resident Artist, 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. This fall, she will direct Iphigenia and Other Daughters at LIU’s Post Theatre Company along with a solo show about the educator and civil rights activist 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 (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival/The Pearl), Lloyd Suh’s Jesus in India (Ma-Yi), Stefanie Zadravec’s The Electric Baby (Quantum), and more.
Dina is a native Russian speaker born in Riga, Latvia who came to the United States when she was 2 years old.