Emotional Baggage by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

Emotional Baggage

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Emotional Baggage

by Lindsay Price

Seven strangers meet in a train station. Instead of luggage, they all carry their "emotional baggage." The most unique play we sell - it has no dialogue.

 About 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 8
4M | 4W


Simple Set


 27 pages

Dramedy Character Study Experimental Form Movement-based

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Script includes music suggestions.

This is the most unique play we sell. It's based solely on action and has no dialogue. Suitable for performance and in-class work, the play focuses on non-verbal storytelling through mask and movement.

Seven strangers meet in a train station. Instead of luggage, they all carry their "emotional baggage."

They must confront themselves and one another. Everybody carries emotional baggage with them. What's yours?

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Awards and Accolades

  • St. Cloud HS earned the double-honor of performing at the 2007 Florida State Thespian Festival and at the Orlando Fringe Festival
  • Straight Superior marks and Critic's Choice awards for New Smyrna Beach High School at the Florida District 3 Competition.
  • Award of Excellence, Ensemble Performance, Port Credit SS
  • Best Play Award - Gander Collegiate
  • Esterhazy High School - 2018 Saskatchewan Drama Festival, Regionals, Best Overall Production
8 Characters
4M, 4W

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Can’t Get Over First Love [W]
Chip On Shoulder About Weight / The Man [M]
Dead End Job [M]
Getting Over Heart Attack [M]
Insecure About Looks [W]
Living In The Past [W]
Overbearing Mom [M]
Well Rounded Person / The Mother [W]

Prop List

large bag, broom, pieces of paper, expensive clutch purse, (award), large heavy knapsack, stack of magazines, mirror, scrapbook, steamer trunk, huge soccer bag full of food, (bag of chips), briefcase, stethoscope, guitar case

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Customer Comments

We recently performed Lindsay Price's show Emotional Baggage in mask at our District Festival and were awarded straight Superior Ratings and the Critic's Choice award. The entire cast was given the All Star Cast award, as well, because they couldn't single one cast member out.

Kendra Blazi, New Smyrna Beach High School

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