Legendary performance artist Rhodessa Jones was interviewed along with WHP patient Cassandra Steptoe about the theatrical premiere of Dancing with the Clown of Love, an exploration of Life & Love in the Age of AIDS. Part 1.
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Interviews with the organizers of “Dancing with the Clown of Love,” a theater performance that explores the subjects of HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, prisons, trauma and how they affect the lives of women. The performance was sponsored jointly by The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and the UCSF Women’s HIV Program.
WHP Director, Dr. Edward Machtinger, describes the intersection between women, violence, and HIV.
NPR Interview with Artist & Activist Rhodessa Jones
Rhodessa Jones talks about The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women. The Project has earned attention and praise for helping to lift imprisoned women’s lives and voices. The actress, teacher and a playwright discusses her portrayals of women as they persevere through major life changes have won acclaim
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The California Endowment’s CenterScene Public Programs hosted Rhodessa Jones, founder and director of The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, in a conversation with Dawn L. Brown, Executive Director of Girls & Gangs on Thursday, February 17, 2011 discussing her work with women in jail.