Monday, 22 September 2014

For humourous amusement


Today we have another Norwegian larp to be announced - a larp about stand-up comendians by Andreas Dørum.

"Are you trying to be funny?" is a larp about stand-up comedians waiting backstage at a venue where they have regular performances. They are good friends - and bitter rivals. Here, they try out jokes at each other. They laugh together, hyperventilate together, and sometimes cry together.

We will follow them at an emotional rollercoaster before, after and between their shows. We will explore the strange, personal and possibly dark sider of humor. We will play, joke, take notes on napkins and hopefully laugh.

Photo: Creative Commons/ Pickersgill Reef

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Say hello to the Netherlands


This year we will for the first time have Dutch larps on our programme, and not only one, but two! The scene for chamberlarps seems to be growing in the Tulip country, and we're glad to be harvest some really interesting scenarios from there. The first one to be announced is Old & Wise by Jantine van den Bosch, a larp exploring age and using some very innovative techniqes to portray this.

"Everybody wants to become old, but no one wants to BE old..."

Old & Wise lets you to take a glimps into the future, that awaits us all....being old. A larp about losing controll over your bodily functions and your surrounding. In this larp you will play an elderly living in an elderly home. While drinking coffee, talking and playing games, time slips through your fingers.

Photo credit: tonicv@Flickr

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Playing with silence


We're happy to add Fredrik Hossmann's scenario Before and After Silence on the programme.

In a world of more and more sound, silence is becoming more valuable. Before and After Silence is about limitations and listening, and about doing almost nothing. It is non-verbal and uses silence as its starting point. It is about shifting the point of view from “what is” to “what is not”, about shifting the focus from “the sounds” to “the spaces between the sounds”, from “the actions” to what is “between the actions”, and to “what is not done”. Rather than playing characters, we examine how we look at ourselves and how different filters can change how we see ourselves and others. We ask you to explore that silence, and to see how you can shape it. Seek to use silence as the point of origin for your actions, or as the frame that surrounds your actions. As a player you should attempt to exercise restraint and to do nothing until you have to let it go.

Photo credit: thamimzy@Flickr

Monday, 15 September 2014

Danish dating



Single? is a larp about dating by Louise Amalie Juul Sønderskov and Claus Raasted.

“The clever people say that you need to stop hunting and start enjoying – then it will come, all by itself.

I don't trust clever people.”



Online dating is huge in many first world countries, yet still stigmatized. In Single? you play a character at a speed dating event. Some are here looking for a fling, others hope to meet their one and only soulmate this evening.

Single? is about the anxiety and awkwardness that are often the product of a first meeting, but also about the joy and hope of connecting with someone who just might become important in your life.

Created by two eternal singles and a man who met his wife through online dating, Single? is meant to be a fun larp, though definitely not a comedy.

As the characters are inspired by real dating profiles, Single? is a LARP close to reality, focusing on the hunt for that special someone. A hunt very real for many.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Movie House


With late invetions such as the Minsk Larp Festival, Belarussian larpwrights are starting to get noticed in the Nordic chamberlarp scene. We're happy to bring in Movie House - where three characters are shared by three players each. Join in and explore stories from different perspectives and how things could have been different.

Everybody knows that in life we have only one chance to live through one particular situation and only once we can see the result of our actions and words. Have you ever wondered "what if?..".

What if an ordinary visit to the cinema turned out to be something completely different? What if you could see a movie about your life with all uncut scenes? Would you dare to go for a session?

"Movie House" is a blackbox larp for 9 players, but only 3 characters. It's a place where you can not only watch the movie, but also experience "what if?".

See full listing of larps released so far here. Image: Projector by August Land, under a Creative Commons licence

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Clowns and identity



We are happy to announce a new larp from Nina Essendrop - Innosence (DK). This larp was first played at the Metamorfozes festival in Vilnius in July.

A group of innocent Clowns
with big hearts and small minds
wake up at the empty stage.
The light is still bright and the music still plays
but they dont know why.
They have forgotten something important
their purpose in life, the Circus they came from.
They just have a feeling of loss.
They are clumsy, but curious.
They have big feelings, but no language to express them with.
They easily love and easily get hurt.
Then comes the Salesman and offer to solve their immediate problems.
For a price…
Innocence is a physical game, that explore themes of friendship, immediacy, strong feelings and the value of things that make life difficult.
The game is non-verbal, but make use of gibberish.

Photo credit: Maijja Korhonen

Friday, 15 August 2014

Meta feelgood


Where is the border between the imagination of a child and the real world? Tina Arbjørn Hebøll and Jesper Heebøll Arbjørn explores this in their storyteller larp The Boy and the Milk.

A feelgood larp that addresses a question no larper can never really stop asking: What is play and what is real?

Read more on the larps page

Photo credit:
Bottle of milk (freefoodphotos.com) / CC BY 3.0