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Bay Area artist Rhodessa Jones has been described by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee as “an artistic powerhouse whose work has transformed and saved lives.” The teacher, singer, writer, and activists took theatre to places it seldom goes – producing theatre for female prison inmates, and HIV positive women.
Her current performance, “The Resurrection of SHE”, chronicles her life through storytelling, dance, song, and visual imagery. “SHE” dives into the realities of being black and female in America today, while reaching deep within her history and telling her own story. Rhodessa Jones joined KALW’s Hana Baba studio to talk about her life and “The Resurrection of SHE.”
Click the audio player above to listen to the conversation.
“The Resurrection of SHE” is showing at the Brava theater in San Francisco through Sunday, April 7.