In the third person...
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Srda Vasiljevic is a theatre director living and working in New York City. Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia a few months before the Bosnian War broke out, Srda 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.
Srda has worked on and off Broadway developing new and reinvented works with artists such as Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori, Moisés Kaufman, Billy Porter, Leigh Silverman, and Deaf West Theatre Company. Working on the directorial teams of such productions as the The Laramie Project Cycle at BAM, 2014 Tony-nominated Mothers and Sons, ENCORES! Off-Center revival of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party and the Deaf West Theater's Broadway revival of Spring Awakening have contributed to Srda’s eclectic and electric style.
Srda was recently profiled as a featured artist for POND-Mag and named "WHO'S NEXT 2015" by NEXT Magazine. Called a “theater wunderkind already making his mark on Broadway” and “one of the most talked about young theater directors on the come-up in New York City,” Srda’s bold style centers on millennial representation and a cross-pollination of comedy, music and theater. Recent projects include When I Started Dating Men presented at Dixon Place and 9Lives Brooklyn, The White Castle starring Cathy Curtin at The Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival, and the upcoming folK musical, Dust Can’t Kill Me.
In addition to Srda’s directorial work, he is a member of the ENCORES! Off-Center Artists' Board, Lincoln Center Director's Lab and currently works as the Creative Associate at Tom Kirdahy Productions, the producing house behind It’s Only A Play, The Visit and the upcoming world premiere of Anastasia.
Outside of the theater, you can find Srda eating dumplings on a street corner, dancing at a rave, or doing both at the same time. 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 Srda’s work and so will a lot of people." - Terrence McNally
Catch me if you can.
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