Originally posted at The Space Between Stories. I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog discussing the negative bleed and how players can cope with it (the most prominent blog here); I suggest giving it a read in conjunction with this blog. However, I believe one of the most powerful, wonderful things about LARP is […]
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Author: Ericka Skirpan
Ericka Skirpan is an experience designer, writer, actor, and instructor who has been in the LARP trenches for over half her life. She has been running immersive theatrical events and emotionally focused LARPs for nearly twenty years. She has an Honors BFA in theater from the University of Toronto where she was the artistic director for “In the Moment Productions,” a theater company dedicated to audience interactive, immersive theater. She believes in bringing emotionally cathartic transformations to actors and audiences alike through live storytelling; then providing the safety mechanisms to ensure a healthy return to reality after such experiences. In 2018 she was the Head Storyteller for Sinking Ship Creations’ “Project Ascension,” the head writer for Pertho Productions’ Dead Legends LARP, and the run-time director for Participation Design Agency’s Inside Hamlet. She also has written for John Wick’s 7th Sea books, Onyx Path Productions Vampire: The Requiem and Changeling: The Dreaming. After playing Gertrude in the 2017 Inside Hamlet, as well as participating in the groundbreaking Nordic LARP 1942, she returned to the United States with a strong dedication towards combing American, mechanics and plot driving gaming with more freeform, narrative storytelling in a completely new style of LARP design for companies across North America.
Method Acting vs LARPing: A Dangerous Mix
Originally posted at The Space Between Stories. Bold and some links added by editor (Chance) for emphasis. I’m going to preface this post by saying I have a BFA in theater, have been acting (and studying various forms of ‘method’) for 25 years, was a director for 10 years, and have a lot of LARP […]