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  

the ONE Festival at the Teatro LATEA, on Suffolk Street in NYC.

This version incorporated direction and dramaturgy by Joe Langworth. 

Selections from Baggage at the Door

featured within the

#HealMeToo Festival's SELF/WORTH variety evening 

#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: trauma  


TW: humor

TW: Bad Piggies

a smiling survivor's story that dodges

the gory details but cuts to the quick

     Art isn't easy,

    but we thunder on.

Big Thunder Productions is a NYC-based production & event company.

parent company of: Aber Ever After Events

and Aber Ever After Designs.

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