Larp House Presents: QUILTBAG LARP
The University would like to invite all queer, questioning, intersex, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, asexual and gay students, faculty and community members to join the University Queer Life support group. This will be a safe, affirming and confidential peer led monthly support group for all local members of the queer community.
A parlor larp about the lives and identities of 8 regular people through the lens of their monthly support group.
WHAT: QUILTBAG, a playtest of a parlor larp for 6-8 players
Designed by Frank Beres, Quinn D, E. Chris Garrison, and Susan Weiner
Organized by Kathy Shane and Jon Cole
WHEN: Sunday, February 18th from 2pm to 6pm
If you are interested in playing, fill out our QUILTBAG sign up form before 11:59 pm on Friday, February 9th. If more people sign up than we have room for attendance will be decided by weighted lottery. You should know if you are in or out of the larp by Sunday, February 11th. If less folks than max sign up, registration will be open after the deadline for stragglers.
WHERE: A North Minneapolis Nonprofit located near Broadway and Emerson Avenue in Minneapolis. Accessible by bus.
We are requesting a voluntary good will donation $5-10 to support the work of the nonprofit in appreciation for the use of their space. No one will be turned away if they are unable to make a donation.
This is an Intercon-style parlor larp. Play will alternate between playing support group meetings and workshopping what happens to characters in between meetings based on event prompts. Players are cast as prewritten characters before the larp. Each character is sheet 3-4 pages long.
THEMES: QUILTBAG is a game about the development of identity through community.
The play venue is ADA accessible. Plenty of seating. Water available. Climate controlled building.
COSTUMING: No costuming is required, but you can costume if you get excited about that sort of thing.
WHAT IS A PLAYTEST?
A playtest is a larp session intended to find design flaws in an in-development game. Often, designers will ask players for their thoughts on the experience after a playtest.
CONTENT WARNING: This game deals with issues of gender and sexual identity, experience of bias (outside the group), family rejection, offstage violence, discussion of violence, relationships and community, and gender transition. Sexual violence is not included in this game.
ART: Airman 1st Class Celeste Smith, 354th Comptroller Squadron customer service technician. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor/Released