Re-enacting real war traumas through public performance may sound risky for the amateur actors of the Theater of the Displaced. This is the challenge for Alexei Karachinsky, the team’s military psychologist. His mission is to enable participants to open up in a way that helps with the healing process, yet does not lead to new trauma arising. The therapeutic process is the primary concern here, and the show follows along organically. “It is a real thriller, perhaps the most fascinating process one could ever observe – when a person just opens up. Here, we are not actors. We are real people with real stories. This is why so many people want to watch our plays and to discuss them – because it is suddenly a real process that is happening on stage,” – says Georg Genoux.