Rhodessa Jones: Big Butt Girls, Hard Headed Women

This performance was part of the All the Rage II series, showcasing women in performance art. The title comes from a phrase that San Francisco theater artist and activist Rhodessa Jones heard growing up: “Sit your big butt down. Don’t be so hardheaded.” This humanizing work follows the story of 4 inmates in prison–Regina Brown, a prostitute who was murdered after her second release from jail in two years; Mama Pearl, an old-timer who has seen it all too many times; Lena, a high school valedictorian kicking her drug habit in a jail cell; and Doris, a 16-year-old who sucks her thumb and calls for her mother.

Date & Time

March 24 & 25, 1995 at 8 pm

Location

DiverseWorks
1117 East Freeway
Houston, Texas 77002

Artists

Rhodessa Jones

Additional Information

Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts Commissioning Program and the Cultural Arts Council of Houston

Partners

Kuumba House

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