Dunsi Dai (Scenic designer (USA Local 829). Dunsi was born and grow 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 both on Off-Broadway as well as at regional theatres across the country. The scope of his design works include: straight drama, musical, opera, experimental production, childrens theatre, corporative theatre, and special events. Representative works include RITA’S RESOURCE (Pan Asian Rep, NYC), ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Brook Hollow Players, NY), CARMEN (Trenton State Theatre, NJ), DESERT SONG (Hampton Playhouse, NH), WEST SIDE STORY (Struthers Library Theatre, PA), 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), 1776 (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, MO), TWO HEADED (Black Cat Theatre, MO), GREY GARDENS, and LOVE, LINDA (Max&Louie Productions, MO).
His set design for Mustard Seed Theatre’s REMNANT received a Kevin Kline award in the category of Out Standing Scene Design. He was the Best Scene Designer on St. Louis Today’s “2015 Go List”, and “2018 Go List”. Dunsi is a professor of scene design at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. He has a web site at http://faculty.webster.edu/daidu.