Life on a string

Silent, abstract, theatrical

Designer: Jantine van den Bosch (NL)
Number of participants: 8
Duration: 3 hours
Genre/style: abstract blackbox
The presenter feels that this larp IS NOT suitable for people under the age of 18

About the larp

A group of friends. They have been friends for ever, made it through puberty, started their own families, but remained friends. But then, one of them is soon to die. How do you let that friend go, and how will it affect the bond that the rest of you share?

An abstract game, with music and a landscape formed by strings, in which you will connect with others in a very different way. Touching and intense.

Content Warnings: death, close physical contact, no speaking.

Presented by

Jantine van den Bosch (NL): Jantine is a theatre maker and has written high impact shortlarps. By the use of theatre techniques and her own experience as an actress, she delivers games that will stay with you for a long time.


Communication style Silent
Movement style Players should be able to easily move around, lie down and crawl
Tone Intense
Characters There are no actual characters; players play abstract entities, or similar
Narrative control There is no story as such, it’s more like abstract activity
Transparency Fully transparent – players will, or at least can, know absolutely everything in advance
Representation level The fictional space is so abstract that its physical representation isn’t important
Play culture The concept of rivalry or cooperation between players doesn’t really apply

Sunday morning, Studio 8