Recently Completed


As Anna Akhmatova

Di recently played Anna Akhmatova in Enemies Of The People: Poetry & Music Under Stalinist Regime. This production played to sold-out houses at The Russian Arts Theater & Studio’s beautiful Pushkin Hall and will return for an encore run on November 17th and 18th at 8PM. For tickets, please visit


As Anna Sergeyevna

Di recently completed the role of Anna Sergeyevna in Lady With a Lapdog With Jokes And a Happy Ending, a comedy adapted from select short stories written by Anton Chekhov.

Di Zhu, playing the title character, is one of the finest actors working in independent theatre. She not only captures meaningful contradictions in every character she plays, but does so with a level of joy too rarely seen in theatre today. Her Anna is no exception. She brings sharp nuance to Chekhov’s work, allowing audiences to discover new meaning within his sensational classic.
— Theater Pizzazz

Selected Shorts: Love, Laughter and Vodka with Anton Chekhov

Di recently performed Anton Chekhov's The Death of a Government Clerk at Symphony Space in Love, Laughter and Vodka with Anton Chekhov, part of the Selected Shorts Live series, along with Robin Miles, Cynthia Nixon, Joan Osbourne, Laura Strausfeld, Sam Underwood, and Rainn Wilson.