Dionysia 2010: Electra
Dionysia 2010 went out with a bang, including over 500 in the audience! Watch a scene from the play and take a look at Electra photos from the Wortham theater and the roof of Khon's.
Conference Call Staff and students presented the Dionysia at the 2010 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference.
March 28, 2010- Performance at the Wortham Theatre, University of Houston Main Campus
March 30, 2010 - Performance on the Roof of Khon's Bar
Dionysia 2010 centered around Sophocles' Electra in a new translation by Dr. Richard Armstrong and Dr. John Harvey. The production included original choreography by Katelyn Halpern and new music by composer Elliot Cole.
Other Dionysia 2010 Events included Electra: A Theater Scholars' Conference on Translation and Production, a pre-show Agora, an Ekphrastic Art Exhibit, a talk-back with the cast and directors, and a closing reception.
Dionysia performers Juliet Childers and Andy Ingalls, along with CCW Director Dr. John Harvey and CCW Coordinator Katelyn Halpern, presented the CCW's Dionysia at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in October 2010. The 2010 NCHC Conference was held in Kansas City, Missouri, and featured presentations by honors colleges and programs from around the country. Read the conference abstract below.
Bringing in Bacchus: The Production and Performance of a Modern Dionysia
The Center for Creative Work at the University of Houston Honors College inaugurated a Dionysia in 2009 on the Ancient Greek model, bringing together academic and creative talents in a university-led, city-wide celebration of theater and civic duty. Our presentation documents the birth and development of this project.