Performer, teacher, director Rhodessa Jones is Co-Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed, performance company Cultural Odyssey. Jones founded and directs The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, an award-winning performance workshop committed to the personal and social transformation of women, now in its 23rd year.
Jones is a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from California College of the Arts, SF Bay Guardian’s Lifetime Achievement Award, SF Foundation Community Leadership Award, Non-Profit Arts Excellence Award by the SF Business Arts Council, and an Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theater.
We will show an excerpt from the documentary film "This Ain't Your Mother's Theater Company," a searing dramatic narrative of the deep connections between women’s health and reproductive rights. It addresses the stark realities of rape, living with HIV, and women finding their voices in society.
Members of the Medea Project will join Jones for a live performance, and they will engage with the audience in a Q&A.