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Performance Artist Rhodessa Jones

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Performance Artist Rhodessa Jones

Performance Artist Rhodessa Jones

Performance Artist Rhodessa Jones

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Performance artist, writer and theater director Rhodessa Jones is co-artistic director of the San Franciso performance company Cultural Odyssey. She is also founder and director of the "Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women," a performance workshop for women in prison in which she helps them develop and stage works based on their own stories. Jones' solo performance works include Hot Flashes, Power Surges, and Private Summers, and Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women. Jones is the subject of Imagining Medea: Rhodessa Jones and Theater for Incarcerated Women by Rena Fraden.

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