HEI Post-Doctoral Fellow Ugo Edu presents her dissertation research as a theatrical piece

Rhodessa Jones and Ugo Edu

Rhodessa Jones and Ugo Edu

From left, the cast of “Securing Ties,” director Joshua Williams 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.