Workshop instructor Judy Thibault Klevins leads the student in a circle exercise.
Theatre students from Yorktown High School and from Fairhaven School in Prince George's County will participate in Swapping Stories, a theatre workshop on Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center located at 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC.
Swapping Stories is an inter-generational, inter-cultural project that helps people find, develop, and exchange their stories. Led by project creator Judy Thibault Klevins, participants learn to "walk in another's shoes," leading to understanding that one's stories center on universal themes. The workshop is open to public participants, age eight or older. To join in the fun, go to http://intersectionsdc.org. For more about the Swapping Stories process, go to http://exchangingstories.org
Swapping Stories is a part of the Atlas Intersections Festival, a gathering of performing and visual artists. Each performance presents an “intersection” of art forms and cultures for audience and participant discovery. The festival, which was attended by more than 10,000 people in 2013, will run Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21 to March 8.