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Beyond Screens: Playable Theatre with Larping in Color
July 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
With guests Dr. Rachael Cofield, PhD, Lawrence Moore and co-host Caro Murphy.
I’m a queer geographer writing about gentrification and queer life in Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout the last decade I’ve been a convention organizer, a starving academic, and an active larper. Currently, I’m a Director of Garden of Destinies LARP and the Director of Programs & Operations of Larping in Color. In both academic and non-academic spaces I’ve sought to increase accessibility and promote inclusion. In my free time (a hypothetical notion, really) I enjoy traveling, tabletop gaming, and ‘so-bad-it’s-good’ TV.
My name is Lawrence, and I’m a creative who likes to build things. I’m fascinated with the art and process of building something from scratch, and I love to find ways to express myself. I organize ‘The Pantheon LARP’ in Atlanta, and am the founder of LINC, an initiative to bring more representation for marginalized groups to immersive roleplay experiences.
Caroline– or Caro (CARE-oh) for short– is a game designer, producer, and community organizer that lives and works in the Greater Boston Area. They are the co-Executive Director of Playable Theatre, a nonprofit that supports meaningful agency in live performance. They're also co-founder and Exec. Dir. of BostonFIG, a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to cultivating the next generation of game creators. Caro designs as Chief Creative Officer of Incantrix Productions, a game company that specializes in interactive theater events, and teach at Northeastern University in the College of Arts Media & Design and the Game Science & Design masters program.
IndieCade’s Twitch show exploring work that pushes the boundaries of, or comes entirely off the screen. Genres covered will include participatory theatre, alternate reality and live action roleplaying; escape rooms; Big Games; and alternative controllers. Each hour-long episode will feature an in-depth conversation with creators of these genre-defining games.
Airing noon Pacific on Wednesdays, weekly shows will be co-hosted by organizations and creators in monthly rotation as follows:
- First Wednesday – Playable Theatre – Hosted by the Playable Theatre Project
- Second Wednesday – Escape Rooms – Presented by Room Escape Artists
- Third Wednesday – Big Games – Presented by Come Out and Play
- Fourth Wednesday – Alternative Controllers – with Tatiana Vilela dos Santos and Alistair Aitcheson