A___ is together with B___, and is making out with C___, who is in love with D___, who is having an affair with E___, who rejected F___… who is hitting on everybody. A lot of people live this way. 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 live-action scenario about a holiday party and people with varying degrees of open relationships in a tightly-knit social scene, for 7 to 15 players.
Designed by Elin Nilsen and Trine Lise Lindahl
Organized by Katherine Shane, Shawn Stokes, and Cat Stuntebeck
Sunday, 18 November 2018, from 2 pm to 6 pm
A private residence in northeast Minneapolis. Details will be provided to participants after registration. Venue is near transit.
Participation in this event is offered free of charge, but everyone is encouraged to bring something for the potluck. (see below!)
If you are interested in playing, please fill out our Screwing the Crew registration form before 11 November, 11:59 pm. 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 13 November.
This is a Nordic “chamber game” 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.
In Screwing the Crew, 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.
Screwing the Crew was originally a co-production between the Larp Factory Trondheim and Larp Factory Oslo, and is featured in Larps from the Factory.
Dress for a dinner party at which you might hook up with someone.
Food and drink
Please bring food and/or beverages to share if you are able. We’ll coordinate the potluck via email to accommodate food allergies and such. 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.
Participants must climb a flight of stairs to gain access to this private residence. This is a pet-free home. Some food and drink will be provided. Seating will be available for all participants.
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 any questions or concerns