Cats, Sadness, Hope
|Designers: Christopher Amherst|
|Number of participants: 9|
|Duration: 3-4 hours|
|The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+|
About the larp
Nine Lives is foremost a larp about cats, sad songs, and happy endings (even when the world doesn’t want you to believe it).
You will play the cats waiting at the “Happy Tails” animal shelter and explore their past and future through jukebox musical vignettes.
And yes, you’ll probably build relationships in your clowder using a ball of yarn!
Content Warnings: Possible themes include – prejudice/bias toward black cats/older cats/special needs cats, abuse toward cats (or their former owners).
Christopher Amherst: Nordic-American larpwright. Published in KP/SK Books twice.
|Physical contact||Moving in contact; e.g. rolling around on the floor together, contact improv, very close dancing|
|Romance and intimacy||Demonstrations of affection; e.g. hugging, holding hands|
|Conflict and violence||Shouting and other intimidating actions not involving contact|
|Communication style||Minimal speech; vignettes will be shadow play with music|
|Movement style||Alternating between sitting/lying, acting, and running|
|Characters||Players create their own characters, in a workshop|
|Narrative control||The shape and direction of the story is entirely, or almost entirely, determined by player choice|
|Transparency||Transparent design, but players can create secrets during play and keep them from each other / reveal them when wished|
|Representation||Scenery and props will be used to make the play space look something like the fictional space|
|Play culture||The concept of rivalry or cooperation between players doesn’t really apply|