The authors approach issues of criminal acts in adolescence through the lens of a theatrical therapy. They suggest some ways of understanding the work these adolescents do re-actualizing old scenes that await symbolization. Performing on stage remains at the service of figurability. It is an attempt to free the adolescent’s Ego from ambiguity by addressing the remains of traumatic experiences in the deferred action.
Adolescence, 2021, 39, 2, 283-297.