Playing with Strangers

  • Workshop
A group of people participating in live action role-playing
Live action role-playing event (LARP), Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Immerse yourself in a fictional world in this non-verbal live-action role play (LARP) activity.

You’ll be assigned to one of two communities that move and communicate differently, and then experience what happens when strangers from different cultures meet.

In this LARP, artist Nina Essendrop explores refugee experiences and integration. When the two groups come together you will have a chance to reflect on how you react to newcomers or what it’s like to adjust to a place where you don’t know the language or culture.

This LARP is suitable for people ages 18+.

About your facilitator

Photograph of Nina Essendrop

Nina Essendrop

Nina Essendrop’s website

Nina Runa Essendrop is a Danish artist and LARP designer with a master’s degree in Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies. She has a strong focus on movement, sensory experiences and the meaning of physical action.