Exploratory, creative, linguistics
|Designers: Kathryn Hymes, Hakan Seyalioglu (US)|
|Number of participants: 6–12|
|Duration: 3 hours|
|Genre/style: UK freeform/ Nordic-influenced|
|The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+
REVISIT – this larp is coming back to The Smoke after a successful run here in 2018
About the larp
Nicaragua in the 1970s had no form of sign language. If you were deaf, you had simple gestures with a trusted few, likely nothing more than a form of gesture you negotiated with your family to meet basic needs.
In 1977, something happened.
Fifty deaf children from across the country were brought together to an experimental school in Managua. Without a shared language to express themselves, the children did the only thing they could – they created one.
In Sign, we follow a small piece of their journey.
Content Warnings: Light descriptions of child poverty and disadvantaged backgrounds/upbringing.
Haplocke Sixpence (UK): I started LRPing about a decade ago, and have mostly crewed fest and small-to-medium LRPs. I’ve also played some, but in recent years have explored freeform LRP formats. Which I now love.
Characters are fully predesigned
|Narrative control||Players have some influence over story, but there is basically a script or structure that they’re within|
|Transparency||Transparent design, but players can create secrets during play and keep them from each other / reveal them when wished|
|Representation level||Scenery and props will be used to make the play space look something like the fictional space|
|Play culture||Players are collaborating to achieve joint aims|