Musical of our Lives

Queen, Friendship, Music

Designers: Marcel Oerlemans and Ylva Otting
Number of participants: 12
Duration: 4 hours
The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

Music! Song! Dance! Drama! Fun! Queen!

You used to be members of a musical group. But some ten years ago, slowly, you started loosing track of one another.

Now there is a reunion coming up.

Are you all still the same people you used to be, or have you changed?

There will be dancing and singing and makeup and crossdressing and everything!

Content Warnings: Disease, loneliness, breakup, conflict

Marcel Oerlemans: Avid larper since 1992, organizer since 1998. Moved from classic fantasy larps, to organizing interactive dramas, and abstract roleplays. Interested in finding/creating new ways of play. Always focused on human interaction. Scenarios, setting, persona, special effects: they’re all a means to an end.

Ylva Otting: Ylva is a long time player but has designed just a couple of larps. She mostly played fantasy style larps but got interested in more Nordic style larps since a decade or so. She co-organized 4 nordic style larps and designed 5 since 2015, including 2 online larps. In 2020, she ran ‘The RSC’ at The smoke. The designs focus on interpersonal drama and are influenced by a lot of different types of media (tv-shows, movies, books, social media).

Parameters

Physical contact Moderate contact; e.g. hugging, formal partner dancing
Romance and intimacy Demonstrations of affection; e.g. hugging, holding hands
Conflict and violence Themes of conflict, but not enacted by players; e.g. quiet threats and vengeful stares
Communication style Lots of speech
Movement style Dancing
Characters 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 There are predesigned secrets that players will have from each other
Representation Scenery and props will be used to make the play space look something like the fictional space
Play culture The whole concept of rivalry or cooperation between players doesn’t really apply
Tone Dramatic

Sunday afternoon, Studio 8