Students create performance from congressman's graphic novel

It's an annual summer program that challenges high school students to explore social issues in a creative way.  And right now, more than twenty bright young minds are turning a graphic novel into a performance which will be presented to the public at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

The Palefsky Collision Project is a free, three-week summer program presented by The Alliance Theatre, open to local students who are chosen through an interview process.  Those students then study various aspects of the arts (from writing to performance skills) with guest speakers and local professionals, which helps them to create a final performance piece inspired by a classic text.  This year, which is the program’s 16th, the students are creating a piece inspired by March, the graphic novel written by Congressman John Lewis.  That final production will be performed for the public during free performances at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on July 28 at 7:00 p.m. and July 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken got a chance to meet up with the young men and women who are working hard to create an important and relevant piece.