Footage from NUBIA                  Video by Austin Nunes
BROOKLYN / 2020 

pronounced sər-jä

         SRĐA is a Yugoslavian-American creative/director. Born in Sarajevo months before the Bosnian War broke out, he fled with his family as refugees before resettling to the United States.

HIs work includes theatrical productions, films, concerts, experiential events, music videos and more. His bold style draws inspiration from club culture and centers queer + third-culture themes.

He cut his teeth working with Moisés Kaufman + Tectonic Theater Project on the New York premiere of The Laramie Project Cycle at BAM, before starting his career on Broadway working as the Assistant Director of the Tony-nominated Deaf West Spring Awakening revival and Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons followed by the world premiere of the New York Spectacular starring The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.  

He has created new + revived works with ArsNova, Ford’s Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, LaMaMa and Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater and develops new works with drag performers, comedians, musicans and more. His work has been seen across the country and around the globe, on-and-off Broadway, regionally and on sailing international waters with Disney Cruise Lines. As the resident director of Theatre for One, his work has been described as "creating an exhilarating sense of aliveness" by The Guardian.  He is currently working on writing his first screenplay.

SRĐA has been profiled as a featured artist for POND-Mag and named "Who’s Next" by NEXT Magazine. His writings have been featured on HowlRound and Huffington Post. 

He is an alumni of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab, Civilians R&D Group , 24 Hour Plays Nationals and an innaugral member of Directors' Lab Mediterranean. He is represented by Katie Gamelli at A3 Artists Agency. 

“I will be watching Srda’s work and so will a lot of people.” ― Terrence McNally