There are many conventional ways to treat trauma in the United States, counseling and prescriptions among them. But what about theater and the arts?
Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras (Day Laborer Theater Without Borders) is one group using the arts as so. Lorena Moran, a Long Beach resident, is the director of the theater group, whose immigrant members tend to be older adults.
The theater troupe performs wherever day laborers gather to tell their stories of migration and labor abuse that they can relate to. Recently, VoiceWaves was on hand to capture the group’s performance in downtown Long Beach.
More on the group here, visit Cornerstone Theater’s website.