Dunsi Dai (Scenic designer) (USA Local 829). was born and grew up in China. He received his BA in scene design from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing (1982), received his MA in theatre History and Stage Design from Stanford University (1989), and received his MFA in scene design from University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (1992).
He has designed Off-Broadway as well as at regional theatres across the country. The scope of his design works include: straight drama, musicals, opera, experimental productions, children theatre, corporate theatre, and special events.
Representative works include RITA’S RESOURCE (Pan Asian Rep, NYC), CARMEN (Trenton State Theatre, NJ), DESERT SONG (Hampton Playhouse, NH), MARAT/SADE (Stanford Rep, CA), BIG RIVER (Human Race Theatre, OH), BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY (True Color Theatre, Atlanta), WIT (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), WAITING FOR GODOT (St. Louis Black Rep.), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Stages St. Louis), REMNANT (Mustard Seed Theatre), 1776 (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), TWO HEADED (Black Cat Theatre), OLD WICKED SONGS (New Jewish Theatre), LITTLE MERMAID (Variety Children Theatre) and QUILLS (Max & Louie Productions).
His set design for Mustard Seed Theatre’s REMNANT received a Kevin Kline award in the category of Out Standing Scene Design. Dunsi is a professor of scene design at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts in Webster University. He has a web site at http://faculty.webster.edu/daidu.