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Playback improv is helping Chinese people open up about trauma, discuss taboo topics and find positivity in their lives

In a packed theatre in the southern Chinese megacity of Shenzhen last month, a troupe of improvisation actors stood in front of an audience, pointed to a member of the crowd and asked her to share a story from her life.The woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, said that, years ago, on a wintry day, she was walking home in a dark alley when a man approached her. As they passed each other, the assailant reached out and grabbed her breast.Time has passed, but the woman still cannot forget that…


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