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About the Dionysia


Each Spring, the Center for Creative Work produces and performs an original translation of Greek tragedy or comedy during the traditional festival time for the Athenian city Dionysia. Directors, choreographers, costumers, musicians, and actors from the Honors College and Houston community combine to create a performance steeped in research and creative development. The future of Dionysia lies in its ability not only to bring together the UH community, but also to reach out to the city of Houston through performances and conferences.

Previous productions have included the Iliad, Electra, Aristophanes' The Frogs, and Euripedes' Children of Herakles. Check out the Dionysia Archives for more information about past productions or Dionysia 2014: A Cheerful Gathering of All the People, an adaptation of the Odyssey.