Musical Creatures Café

musicality, interactive experience

Designers: Jonathan Goldsmith and Nina Runa Essendrop
Number of participants: 10
Duration: 1 hour
The presenter feels that this larp IS NOT suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

The Music Creature Café is a participatory experience about musicality and meeting with beings who perceive the world differently from yourself. You got an invitation from a silent friend, to come to a strange café to meet the Music Creatures. You will get a short introduction before entering the space, but will not be required to play a character as such. This experience is connected to the larp “Music Creatures”. You will be interacting with players from the larp, who will play the silent Music Creatures you came to meet.

This is a short experience with little preparation. The participants of this experience will get to interact with the players of the larp Musical Creatures

Presented by

 Jonathan Goldsmith and Nina Runa Essendrop:

Nina Runa Essendrop is a Danish artist and larp designer with a masters degree in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. She has a strong focus on movement, sensory experiences and the meaning of physical action. Nina is an active player in the Nordic Larp community. She has designed and produced blackbox larps, freeform games, large scale-larps, audience inclusive larps and larp festivals and she has collaborated with artists in both Europe and New York.

Jonathan Goldsmith is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, trainer and facilitator based in London. As part of this work he collaborates with artists working in immersive theatre, larp and cross-modal events bringing tools from his practice to enhance the participants experience. Jonathan and Nina collaborate together to explore the space between their work


Physical contact Moderate contact; e.g. hugging, formal partner dancing
Romance and intimacy Not relevant for the larp
Conflict and violence Not relevant for this larp
Communication style Participants can speak, but they will be interacting with silent creatures
Movement style Up to participants
Characters There will be very little character, participants can choose to play more or less themselves under fictional circumstances.
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 pretty similar to the play space
Play culture The whole concept of rivalry or cooperation between players doesn’t really apply
Tone Moderate

Saturday Evening, Theatre