A is together with B and is making out with C who is in love with D who has an affair with E who rejected F who’s hitting on everybody. A lot of people live like that. Sometimes everybody’s happy, and other times it doesn’t really work out that well. What emotions, conflicts and weird situations may arise in a group of friends with somewhat loose sexual relations crisscrossing the social sphere? And how did it turn out that way?
Screwing the Crew is a short larp for 7–15 players in which you can explore questions about monogamy, open relationships and sexual relations in a tight-knit group of friends. You can explore their history and how it has affected the relationships they have today. The characters
are around 30 years old, all of them are to some degree bisexual and
most of them have known each other for at least ten years. The larp’s setting
is a dinner party held by the most established couple in the group, in a
city near you. It is played in a realistic playing style with some
meta-techniques to enhance inner thoughts and emotions in the characters
and strengthen the focus on the subject of the story.
This larp came about from the merging of two ideas: a larp investigating the
background of a close-knit social scene, and a larp about dynamics and
intrigues in a social circle where open relationships are common.
Designed by Elin Nilsen and Trine Lise Lindahl
Organized by Katherine Shane and Shawn Stokes
WHEN: Tuesday, 7 August 2018 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
THEMES: Open relationships, tight-knit social circles, sexual
relationships, monogamy and polyamory, fidelity and infidelity,
REGISTRATION: If you are interested in playing, fill out our Screwing the Crew Sign-Up Form before 11:59 pm on Monday, July 30th. 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 Wednesday August 1st. If less folks than max sign up, registration will be open after the deadline for stragglers.
PLAY STYLE: This is a Nordic larp-style scenario. We’ll workshop
character relationships and play techniques in advance. Play is
comprised of a single unbroken segment that comprises the dinner party,
at which you are free to move about the venue as you like. Play will
occasionally be punctuated by flashbacks and fantasy scenes as initiated
by the players.
COSTUMING: Dress for a dinner party at which you might hook up with someone.
WHERE: Private home in St Paul. The address will be shared with those who are attending the larp. The venue is near Metro Transit routes 3 and 57, and five blocks from the Green Line.
FOOD AND DRINK: Please bring food and/or beverages to share if you are
able. You may arrive early if you need to prepare something easy and
simple on site. Please bring a list of ingredients for your dish. We’ll
coordinate in more detail with attendees. Alcohol will not be consumed during play.
ACCESSIBILITY: Play may spill into the backyard (weather permitting) and in the basement. The venue is regrettably not ADA compliant; participants may have to navigate some short stairwells. Additionally, this venue is home to cats. Some food and drink will be provided. Seating will be available for all participants.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Through the lens of humorous realism Screwing the Crew explores interpersonal drama and sexual relationships; expect those topics to come up in casual conversation. Confrontation between characters is also possible. Ars amandi will be used to represent sex which may or may not be portrayed in play.
Contact us with questions or concerns.
Image and pitch text courtesy of Chamber Games