Rhodessa Jones is a masterful storyteller and one of the most charismatic and soulful theater artists working today. An actress, dancer, singer, writer, and teacher, she lives and works in San Francisco and is the director and founder of The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, a program designed to promote self-awareness and self-esteem through the creation and production of personal theater pieces. As Co-Artistic Director of Cultural Odyssey, the San Francisco based performing arts company, Jones and her partner musician Idris Ackamoor have toured nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. Jones has received rave reviews and numerous awards for virtually each original piece she has launched, include a 1993 “Bessie” Award for Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women.