“Intense.” “Engaging.” “Thought Provoking.” “Passionate,” were some words audience members used after seeing the show “Lost and Found.” On Friday, April 27th, approximately sixty (60) people gathered together at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum to experience the Wounded, Not Broken series second production “Lost and Found.” The show was created, produced and performed in by Crown Heights Mediation Center’s Youth and Community Clinician, Gerina Davis.
The Wounded, Not Broken series utilizes performing arts as a form of expressive therapy to navigate important topics that impacts individuals and communities, especially, communities of color. “Lost and Found,” explored various forms of loss one can experience such as: identity, freedom, a family member(s), and relationships. Elizabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler identified five common stages of grief- SHOCK, PAIN, ANGER, SADNESS and ACCEPTANCE that one can experience after losing something or someone dear to them, these stages were embodied through the various art forms of spoken word, dance, song, visual content, interpretative theatrical movement, and a slide show presentation.
The performers were: Li Pierre, Kendrea Collins, Nia Isaac, Jahlyrica, Nicole Sylvester, and Gerina Jade.
The production team were the following staff members of the Crown Heights Mediation Center: Tiffany Murray (SOS Bedstuy Program Manager), Karolin Betances (Community Liaison), Shanon Shaw (Office Manager) and Ms. G.
It was a night of dynamic women and lovely talents woven together to create an experience that would hopefully, capture the audience and encourage them to seek a constructive way to heal.
Note: The show was recorded and is currently being edited by photographer and cinematographer: Daniel Gardner.