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Spread the Love: Emotional Baggage by Lindsay Price

This week we spread the love for Emotional Baggage by Lindsay Price. Recorded live in a turn of the century train station.

Transcript

Welcome to this week’s Spread the Love. We are in a lovely train station and the train station just happens to be the setting of our most unique play Emotional Baggage. There are characters in a train station waiting for a train and the ’emotional baggage’ that each of them carries around with them is physicalized into huge pieces of luggage. It’s the kind of baggage that you can’t get away from.

Craig, what do you love about Emotional Baggage?

What I love about Emotional Baggage is that it’s a great teaching play. It can be used to teach mime. It can be used to teach a unit on non verbal communication. It can be to teach how to create a character completely physically. Plus as a bonus for me, I love seeing the different ways people choose to interpret the play. It’s been done in mask, it’s been done in a heightened stylistic manner and it’s been done very naturalisticly. And it’s been done at a school for the deaf.

Lindsay, what do you love about Emotional Baggage?

What I love about Emotional Baggage is its most unique feature. There’s no dialogue. All the actors have is their actions to tell the story. And that freaks some people out and excites others. And those are the types of plays I want in my catalogue. People freaking, people excited.

That’s it for Spread the Love, Thanks!

About the author

Craig Mason