Rhodessa Jones in Crowell

rhodessaRhodessa Jones (sister of Bill T. Jones, who was the class of 2010’s First Year Matters performer/lecturer) will be on campus this week working with theater students and students and faculty engaged in the Prison Education Program. She will also give a solo performance/talk this Thursday.

Jones is Co-Artistic Director of the acclaimed San Francisco-based performance company Cultural Odyssey. An actress, teacher, singer and writer, she’s also the founder and director of the award-winning Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, which is a performance workshop designed to achieve personal and social transformation with incarcerated women. For her Wesleyan appearance, Jones will talk about using art as a healing tool through her work with the Medea Project and perform some excerpts from her one-person shows around the theme of “art as social activism.” Check out this interview for more.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 12
Time: 8 pm
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Tickets: $6 for Wesleyan Students; $17 for General Admission; and $15 for Seniors, Wesleyan Faculty & Staff and non-Wesleyan Student
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