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As long as we don’t tell anyone

RPG system: LARP
Participants: 4-16 players

By

✏️Anneli Friedner

Description

How do you admit that you like someone? Especially if that someone is your teacher, your one night stand or your gay best friend?

This is a game played in pairs about love stories that were perhaps never meant to be. It begins when one of you says that “we need to talk”. Then you play through a series of scenes and find out if you, in the end, ever did manage to have that talk. You choose two characters who try to figure out their relationship, even though there are many obstacles in the way. It is a game about the unsaid, the not-right-now and not-right-here, and the as-long-as-we-don’t-tell-anyone.

The game is built around a series of scenes that limit your communication in different ways and make it even harder to say all those things you haven’t told each other. How do you talk about that awkward crush you have when you suddenly get limited to body language or text messages only? What happens when you sit close to someone with a lot of things you want to say, not saying any of them because there’s no real room for it? A story about craving to talk, craving to act, but realising you have to behave and keep silent.

A simmering, low-key slice of life drama about bittersweet love.

Played at

Stockholm Scenario Festival (2021)


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