Before and After Silence

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The Tin Tabernacle was the perfect venue for a larp based on silence

The Tin Tabernacle was the perfect venue for a larp based on silence

Yesterday was the first time I’d run a larp properly, and I must say that I couldn’t be happier with how it went.

Before and After Silence 

This larp was written by Fredrik Hossmann, who co-designed with Matthijs Holter, and has been run several times since its creation in April 2012. You can find details here, and in the Larps from the Factory book.

This is quite an unusual and innovative larp, as it’s played almost completely in silence.  Each of the characters is inhabiting a different reality or ‘setting’.  For example, one of them might be the captain of a ship at sea, another a prostitute on a street corner, a third a soul looking for its parents, and so on. Each character sees the others through this setting. Continue reading