(ser-ja - vah-sil-ih-vich)
Srđa Vasiljević is a Bosnian-American director living and working in New York City. Born in Sarajevo, Srđa fled Bosnia as a refugee before moving to Des Moines, Iowa, and later on, New York City.
Srđa’s directorial work includes theatrical productions, experiential events, concerts, music videos and more. His bold style draws inspiration from rave and party culture and focuses on queer and third-culture themes. He is the resident director of Theatre for One, Christine Jones' one-on-one theatrical experience. Recent projects include gay-party-play, When I Started Dating Men, the award-winning new folk musical, Dust Can’t Kill Me, the outlandish concert experience, LatinXoxo, at Joe's Pub and the world premiere of the all-Black Drag Spectacular, NUBIA, starring Bebe Zahara Benet, Bob The Drag Queen, Shea Coulée, Peppermint and Monique Heart. Upcoming projects include the generative storytelling experience, We Are Pilgrims, Anderson John Heinz's drug-fueled horror-play, The House of Baby Allen, and Joe Castle Baker's coming-out fantasia, Me Alone With No Friends. Srđa was recently profiled as a featured artist for POND-Mag and named "Who’s Next" by NEXT Magazine
Srđa's work has been seen on and off Broadway, regionally, and sailing on international waters with Disney Cruise Lines, and he has worked on the directorial teams of productions like The Laramie Project Cycle at BAM, Deaf West's Broadway revival of Spring Awakening and The New York Spectacular starring The Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall.
In addition to Srđa’s directorial work, he is a member of the ENCORES! Off-Center Artists' Board, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, Directors' Lab Mediterranean Civilians R&D Group and alumni of the 24 Hour Plays Nationals. He is represented by Katie Gamelli at Abrams Artists Agency.
Outside of the theater, you can find Srđa wandering the globe, dancing at a rave or taste-testing outrageous delicacies. He encourages everyone to watch this video.