Dino is a director, producer and dramaturg and Artistic Director of Apocalypse Theatre Company.
Dino recently directed John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable at the Old Fitz Theatre and produced Little Borders at the Old 505 Theatre. He also recently produced The Shadow Box at the Old Fitz Theatre in association with Red Line Productions and Mary Rachel Brown’s The Dapto Chaser for Griffin Independent. The production went on to tour to Hothouse Theatre and Wagga Wagga in 2016 in association with Critical Stages and recently toured to Glen Street Theatre and regional NSW in September 2017.
Dino created and produced Apocalypse’s rapid-response series ASYLUM that featured new work by 24 Australian playwrights. For ASYLUM, he directed work by Ross Mueller, Hilary Bell and Mary Rachel Brown Dino’s other recent directing and producing credits include Ross Mueller’s Construction of the Human Heart, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses (from Ovid), Patrick Marber’s Closer and John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.
As dramaturg, he has worked with early-career writers and established playwrights. He assesses scripts for Playwriting Australia’s National Script workshops and is currently Producer of the Sydney Fringe Festival and publicist for Griffin Theatre Company. He has been Curator/Producer of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ Queer Thinking series and Curator of Leichhardt Council’s Site and Sound series.
In 2018 he will reimagine and direct Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses for the 40th Anniversary of Mardi Gras.
Portrait by Robert Catto