Dana Aber debuts new solo show, BAGGAGE AT THE DOOR, at The Dixon Place, Thursday August 30, 7:30pm. ‘Baggage at the Door’ is a wry peek inside the head of a seemingly well-adjusted trauma-queen— it is one woman’s struggle to get through the terrors of her past and reclaim tenderness. With music written in collaboration with award-winning emerging composers,Baggage at the Dooris 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*cked. This quirky and candid piece explores her attempts to break the PTSD trauma cycle and find strength to open the door to a better life. Dana Aber is a NYC-based professional performer and collaborator, particularly focused on new musicals and their development. Her first solo creation uses personal essays & poems and original songs. This piece marks the end (?) of a 7-year PTSD cycle of destruction and reconstruction. TW: trauma TW: PTSD TW: humor.
Songs for ‘Baggage at the Door’ were created in collaboration with a number of award-winning emerging composers, and will play one night only, Thursday August 30, 730, at The Dixon Place Lounge, at 161A Chrystie Street. The Lounge bar proceeds directly support the mission of the Dixon Place theatre to provide an opportunity for the development of new artists and new work. www.DixonPlace.org