Baggage at the Door at the
Elsewhere Residency in Paonia, Colorado
Wednesday August 28, 2019 7pm
at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts
downtown Paonia, CO
Presented as a community event, this performance was so well attended that the Blue Sage had to get more chairs from the basement!
Special thanks to Debra Muzikar and the Blue Sage board.
Baggage at the Door presented as part of the
This version incorporated direction and dramaturgy by Joe Langworth.
Selections from Baggage at the Door
featured within the
#HealMeToo invited community, conversation, and healing.
Hailed as ‘deeply moving’ with ‘infectious original songs,’ Dana Aber's musical solo show Baggage at the Door is a ‘disarmingly charming’ look at healing from trauma.
Incorporating video projections, humor, and
original art, this quirky and candid piece explores her attempts to break the PTSD trauma cycle and find courage to unpack her baggage and claim
a better life.
Baggage at the Door is a wry peek inside the head of a seemingly well-adjusted trauma-queen— it marks the end (she strongly hopes) of a 7-year PTSD cycle of destruction and reconstruction.
With music written in collaboration with award-winning emerging composers, Baggage at the Door is an autobiographical solo show addressing the critical moment when a trauma survivor realizes she may no longer be able to simply cope;
when falling in love triggers her latent PTSD,
she might be f*ck*d.
TW: Bad Piggies
a smiling survivor's story that dodges
the gory details but cuts to the quick