When falling in love triggers her latent PTSD, she might be f*#%ed.
The poisonous-fish-induced coma, the tropical-disease-laden mosquito bite, the collision with an on-coming train, the horrifying monster who preyed in her house – 4 consecutive Januaries with 4 near death experiences…Happy New Year!! While hiding in plain sight, a bright-eyed survivor becomes the poster child for high-functioning PTSD. Rather than fall victim to her trauma, the haunted girl braces herself in an emotional stronghold of her own making. All good, all good…until the next January, when The Girl’s protective barricades are blown to bits when she falls in love. If this scorched survivor can’t connect, she may miss this chance at a future laced with the hope -and happiness- she deserves. On a spare stage, richly textured with immersive sound and animated projections, The Girl tap dances while eating cheese, drenches herself in protective rhinestones, and enlists the audiences’ guidance on a deeply honest and heart-gripping journey. “Baggage at the Door” is a one woman musical complete with gaffs and guffaws, candidly exploring one person’s attempt to break the PTSD trauma cycle and find the courage to finally unpack. Direction and Dramaturgy by Joe Langworth. www.JoeLangworth.com. Full collaborator list and EPK available at www.BigThunderNYC.com.
Video editing by Justin D. Torres.
Original video footage captured by Manny Shutters.