Documentation for Athena’s Chosen

Documentation for ATHENA’S CHOSEN, a live-action game about women in ancient Greece seeking empowerment through the favor of Greek goddesses.

Organized by TLS and Kathy Shane

Photography by TLS and Jon Cole

Twelve players, Minneapolis, Minnesota in May 2018

Larp House Presents: Athena’s Chosen

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The novices are locked in the holiest of holy in Athena’s temple. This final night you will be tested and tempted by the gods themselves. Will you have the faith to turn your back forever on family, love, and desire to become an Exalted Virgin Priestess and finally have true power in the world of men? Or will you listen to the sweet temptations of wild Dionysus, the god of ritual madness and fertility, and leave with his free but shunned cultists. Maybe you will reject the gods and return to your beloved but intensely patriarchal Ancient Arcadian Greece outside the temple walls. Your virginity, your soul, the patronymic name that your father branded into your very skin – you might lose them all tonight.

This larp uses physical space to direct players rather than time-bound act structures – as you walk into the different gods’ areas, their essence will influence your character.

All characters identify as female, players of all genders (or none) are equally welcome.

WHAT: ATHENA’S CHOSEN, a parlor larp for 8 – 16 players (the more the merrier!).

Designed by Susanne Vejdemo and Anna-Karin Linder.

Organized by TLS, Katherine Shane.

WHEN: Saturday, May 12th from 2pm to 6pm

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