Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women (Audio)

Jan 01, 1993
Created by Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor
Based on the powerful one-woman performance Jones toured in 1991-92. The story follows the real-life adventures and misadventures of an artist hired by the California Arts Council to teach "aerobics" in San Francisco's city jail. While teaching there she meets and hears the horrifying, dangerous, and sometimes profoundly touching stories of the incarcerated women. Jones' portrayal is an intense and moving tour-de-force. Commissioned by New American Radio.