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The Life Jacket Theatre Company's Storytelling Project...

(Travis Russ headshot: Matthew Murphy & Drew Drake headshot: Omó Pastor)

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Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon sits down with member of The Life Jacket Theatre Company.  The group has launched an outreach initiative that combines art and activism. "The Storytelling Project" is helping young people in underserved communities tell their personal stories.

Travis Russ is an Associate Professor at Fordham University. He is also Artistic Director at Life Jacket Theatre Company.

Drew Drake is an actor, poet, and Teaching Artist for the Storytelling Project. He is focused on creating art that facilitates healthy dialogue for people of color.