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Srđa Vasiljević is a Bosnian-American theatre director living and working in New York City. Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia a few months before the Bosnian War broke out, Srđa spent his childhood living in refugee camps across Europe before moving to the bustling Midwestern metropolis of Des Moines, Iowa, and later on, New York City.
Srđa has worked on and off Broadway, regionally, and around the world developing new and reinvented works with artists such as Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori, Moisés Kaufman, Leigh Silverman, and Deaf West Theatre Company. Working on the directorial teams of productions like The Laramie Project Cycle at BAM, ENCORES! revival of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, Deaf West Theater's Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, Disney's Frozen, A Musical Spectacular, and the New York Spectacular at the legendary Radio City Music Hall, have each contributed to Srđa’s eclectic and electric style.
Srđa’s bold style draws inspiration from the millennial era, queer culture, and refugee storytelling techniques . Recent projects include gay-party-play, When I Started Dating Men and the award-winning new folk musical, Dust Can’t Kill Me. Upcoming projects include the emo-rock opera, The White Rose, and Andrew Barret Cox's immersive club-musical, CLUBLAND. Srđa was recently profiled as a featured artist for POND-Mag and named "Who’s Next" by NEXT Magazine.
In addition to Srđa’s directorial work, he is a member of the ENCORES! Off-Center Artists' Board, Lincoln Center Director's Lab and worked as a Creative Associate at Tom Kirdahy Productions, the producing powerhouse behind It’s Only A Play, The Visit and White Rabbit, Red Rabbit.
Outside of the theater, you can find Srđa protesting on a nearby street, dancing at a rave, or wandering the globe. He encourages everyone to watch this video.
"I hope that we can radicalize and revolutionize how we see theater as a younger generation."
"I will be watching Srđa’s work and so will a lot of people." - Terrence McNally
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