Christina Ouzounidis

Christina Ouzounidis (born 1969) is a author, playwright and director. Since her debut Ouzounidis has produced over twenty plays: both on stage and on radio. Some of her most renowned plays are Heterofil (Heterophily, 2008), Vit, rik, fri (White, Rich, Free, 2010), Lagarna (The Laws, 2010) and Spår av Antigone (Traces of Antigone, 2015). Heterophily and The Laws have both been selected to SPAC´s Swedish Biennial of Performing Arts. Her works often refer to the mythical world of Greek drama. The idea of language as both opportunity and abyss plays a powerful role in her work. Her plays have been translated into French, English, German, Greek, Turkish, and Mandarin.

For a number of years she was one of the driving forces behind the independent theater company Teatr Weimar in Malmö. Since then she has had positions as playwright and director both for smaller, independent companies and larger institutions such as the City Theatres of Stockholm and Gothenburg, Radio Sweden, and the Royal Opera.

Ouzounidis studied playwriting at Malmö Theatre Academy, where she has also taught. In 2016 she completed a doctoral degree in artistic research from the same institution.


Translation from Swedish: Svetlana Tot
Cover design: Dina Radoman