Rhodessa Jones at BU School of Public Health

Rhodessa Jones

Boston University School of Public Health Activist Lab and the BU Arts Initiative welcome theatre artist and activist Rhodessa Jones for a residency October 15 through 19, 2019 as part of a series of events at the School of Public Health recognizing 400 Years of Inequality.


Performance Selections from THE MEDEA PROJECT: Theatre for Incarcerated Women – exploring issues specific to incarcerated women and women who are infected or affected by HIV. 
Wednesday, October 16 at 5pm
Bakst Auditorium (BU School of Medicine)
72 East Concord Street, Building A

Dean’s Symposium – 400 Years of Inequality: Breaking the Cycle of Systemic Racism
Friday, October 18 at 8:30-2:30pm
Session with Rhodessa: 1:15-2:30pm
Hiebert Lounge (BU School of Medicine)
72 East Concord Street
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RHODESSA JONES is Co-Artistic Director of the San Francisco performance company Cultural Odyssey. She is an actress, teacher, director, and writer. Ms.Jones is also the Director of THE MEDEA PROJECT: Theater for Incarcerated Women and HIV Circle, which is a performance workshop designed to achieve personal and social transformation with incarcerated women and women living with HIV. Rhodessa currently is theFrank H.T. Rhodes Class of 1956 Visiting Professor at Cornell UniversityIn December 2016 Rhodessa received a Theatre Bay Area Legacy Award presented to individuals that have made “extraordinary contributions to the Bay Area theatre community.” In the Fall of 2017, she was appointed by Dartmouth College to be the Montgomery Fellow, conducting a series of lectures and workshops across campus. Also in 2017, Rhodessa performed her acclaimed production,“FULLY AWAKE, FACING SEVENTY: HEAVEN BETTA BEA HONKY TONK!” at Dance Place in Washington DC, Carpetbag Theater in Knoxville, TN, and The National Black Theatre Festival. In 2018, Rhodessa was a guest at a number of colleges and universities including, extended residencies at the University of Souther California, University of Michigan, and the University of Pittsburgh as one of the preeminent artists working in the field of “art as social activism.” 


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