The power of healing domestic violence trauma onstage | KALW

The power of healing domestic violence trauma onstage

Oct 18, 2018

  On this edition of Your Call we speak with performer, director and teacher Rhodessa Jones. “When did your hands become a weapon?” is the title and core question of a theatrical production that Jones is bringing to the stage.

The performance explores domestic violence and the feeling of being held captive at home. It’s a collaboration with the Women’s HIV Program at UCSF and her long-running Medea Project, which produces theater with incarcerated women. How can theater heal the lasting damage of trauma?


Rhodessa Jones, co-artistic director of the San Francisco-based performance company Cultural Oddyssey and director of The Medea Project, a performance workshop committed to incarcerated women’s social and personal transformation

Web Resources:

Open Space SF MOMA: Not Your Mother’s Theater: Rhodessa Jones and the Medea Project

SF Chronicle: Rhodessa Jones is ‘telling the truth and practicing revolution’ at Brava

Brava Theater Center: When Did Your Hands Become a Weapon?