Clearing

Community, diversity, resilience

Designer: Jamie Harper (UK)
Number of participants: 8–14
Duration: 3 hours
Genre/style: Nordic-influenced, abstract, physical
The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

In two remote, other-worldy places, two groups of individuals find a clearing and establish communities. Over time, as the environment evolves and changes, the communities are challenged to adapt in response to an unstable world. This is a larp about resilience, cultural diversity and the possibility of working for the common good.

Content Warnings: The use of balloons.

Presented by

Jamie Harper (UK): Theatre director, play designer, performance researcher.

Parameters

Communication style Lots of speech
Movement style Walking
Tone Light-hearted
Characters Players play facets of a personality, or something else that is human but less than a full character
Narrative control The shape and direction of the story is entirely, or almost entirely, determined by player choice
Transparency There are predesigned secrets that the organizers will have from the players
Representation level The fictional space looks very unlike the play space, but players will use their imaginations
Play culture Players are in rival factions, teams, etc, which are in some sort of competition for success

Saturday morning, Studio 5