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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 F
Simple Set
27 pages
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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.
Christa Vogt
Salem High School, Virginia Beach
This play inspires creativity and collaboration. There is so much artistic freedom within the piece, and judges loved our unique "clown" approach to the play. With three Outstanding Acting Awards and additional nominations, this play holds a special place in my heart. It's the only title I've directed twice in my career, previously producing it 20 years ago at a different school. There is so much creativity to explore and I enthusiastically recommend it for class study, one-act evenings, or competition!
Ilka O'Donovan
Wind Gap Middle School/Wind Gap Drama Club
The students chose the production to try something different. They loved it. It was great fun to see the evolution in using body language.

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