Rhodessa Jones and Ugo Edu
From left, the cast of "Securing Ties", director Joshua Williams and Ugo Edu.
HEI Science, Justice, and Health Equity Post-Doctoral Fellow Ugo Edu presented her theatrical reading "Securing Ties" at U.C. Berkeley on May 4, 2016 as part of the Contemporary Drama Working Group’s 2015-16 season.
"Securing Ties", based partially on Edu’s PhD fieldwork in Brazil, is a potent dramatic exploration of the politics of race and sexual health. Contemporary Drama Working Group was honored to partner with Rhodessa Jones’ “Performance: An African American Perspective” to make this reading a reality.
The play was directed by Joshua Williams and represents Ugo’s first full-length theatrical piece.