Rhodessa Jones

Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of 1956 Visiting Professor


Rhodessa Jones is Co-Artistic Director of the San Francisco acclaimed performance company Cultural Odyssey. She is an actress, teacher, singer, and writer. Ms. Jones is also the Director of the award winning Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, which is a performance workshop that is designed to achieve personal and social transformation with incarcerated women and women living with HIV.

Jones received the Theatre Practitioner Award presented by Theater Communications Group in 2015. The award recognizes “a living individual whose work in the American theatre has evidenced exemplary achievement over time and who has contributed significantly to the development of the larger field.”

In 2016, she received a Theatre Bay Legacy Award presented to individuals that have made “extraordinary contributions to the Bay Area theatre community.”

In 2017, Jones was named a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth University.

Additionally, Jones has been selected as a Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of 1956 Visiting Professor at Cornell University, commencing on July 1, 2017, for a period of three years.


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