Note: this is not a larp, but a workshop – a structured and led event which will help you get more out of your larping
|Designer: Jonaya Kemper (US)|
|Number of participants: 10|
|Duration: 2.5 hours|
|The presenter feels that this workshop IS NOT suitable for people under the age of 18|
About the workshop
In this fun workshop that combines creative autoethnography and physical embodiment, we will learn techniques for inducing and investigating emancipatory bleed. Emancipatory bleed, is a type of bleed that allows the participant in a larp to feel a sense of emancipation from systemic or internalized oppressions after playing a character. Autoethnography is a type of qualitative inquiry that looks at the self and who we are and were socialized to be, and since we must be character and self the character and their choices may give us insight into ourselves. Using a method that blends autoethnography, intersectional theories, creative writing, and Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed, we will investigate one past character and engage in exercises both physical, mental and writing. We will discuss the ethics of playing with others while seeking emancipatory bleed, ephemera and props, and how to read and write a personal autoethnography. Participants should bring comfortable clothes and be prepared to move, and one character in a larp they’ve played to explore.
Jonaya Kemper (US): Jonaya Kemper is an activist, educator, designer, writer, and games scholar who looks at roleplaying as a means of liberation for people of marginalized identities. Her work often involves the themes of intersectionality, storytelling, and autoethnography as a means to create more inclusive futures and explore a more diverse past.
|Communication style||Lots of speech|
Saturday morning, Studio 8