Jones founded The Medea Project to explore whether an arts-based approach could help reduce the numbers of women returning to jail.
The program has since expanded to include women with HIV. Voices From The Edge is the project’s latest performance piece, and it features stories and writings from women with HIV.
It’s a collaboration with San Francisco’s Theatre Rhinoceros, known as the longest-running queer theater company in the world. It’s still a work-in-progress, so right now you can only catch it in staged readings at the Gateway Theatre in San Francisco.
Rhodessa Jones came to KALW’s studios to talk about the program’s mission of arts as social activism.
There will be staged readings of Voices From The Edge at the Gateway Theatre in San Francisco Monday, June 11 and June 12.