On Wednesday January 11, 2017, El Salvador observed a momentous occasion. It was the first day in two years that a murder was not reported in the country.
El Salvador has one of the world’s highest levels of crime. Among the victims are women, who often suffer from sexual abuse and domestic violence.
But one theater teacher thought that taking female victims’ life stories from their memory to the stage, could actually help them rebuild their lives.
She discovered the experience was not just healing for the victims, but created a unique connection with captivated audiences, as well.
Meet the founder of Theater of Life, Game Changer Egly Larreynaga.
Game Changer Egly Larreynaga gives female victims a healing outletA theater teacher in El Salvador works with female victims of violence to help them tell their life stories on stage and in doing so, help them rebuild their lives.