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Emotional Baggage

Emotional Baggage

by Lindsay Price

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?

Dramedy Character Study Experimental Form Movement-based

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Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 30 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
8 Characters
4 M | 4 W
Simple Set
27 pages
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Exemption details for scenes and monologues for competition.

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Praise for Emotional Baggage

Sandra Welty
Columbia Public schools on behalf of Rock Bridge High School
The students responded very well to the level of work and in depth character study required to produce this lovely expression of universal body language.
Norani Richter
Palmerston College
What a great play! My students loved it too - they had a real connection to it.
Michelle McDonald
St. Peter's CSS
We used the play as a competition piece. It was well received at both district, and regional competition.

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