PITT ARTS has taken the lead on bringing Rhodessa Jones to the University of Pittsburgh for a significant Artist-in-Residency during the whole month of February, 2018.
Rhodessa Jones 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 Jones was just invited to become a Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of 1956 visiting Assistant Professor of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020. Ms. Jones was also invited by Dartmouth College to be a Montgomery Fellow conducting lectures and workshops in early Fall 2017.
Other colleges and universities are also lined up to engage Rhodessa Jones as one of the preeminent artists working in the field of arts as social activism including upcoming residencies at University of Southern California (January 2017), University of Pittsburgh (February 2018), and the University of Michigan (March 2018). Rhodessa Jones recently gave the Keynote Address at the 2017 Annual Americans for the Arts Convention in San Francisco. Ms. Jones has an extensive bibliography.
Rhodessa will be speaking, performing, working with students at Pitt in various departments to create a new performance with them.