Strangers: A larp exploring cultural clashes and integration

11 May 2018

Fri 11 May, 4.30 – 8.30pm
SPACE Mare Street
£6/4 Sign up here

All welcome, no prior larp experience necessary

This larp by Nina Runa Essendrop was designed for Funen Art Academy as an embodied way of discussing the theme of immigration and refugees. The purpose of the larp is to feel into the situation of both the refugees and the people who they now live amongst. The larp focuses on the difficulties which can arise when different cultures meet on uneven terms (one feeling ownership over a country, the other trying to both assimilate and create ways to maintain their own culture).


No experience of larp or movement-based practice is necessary to take part. Play is suited to all levels of physicality, but if you have any specific needs please contact the gallery in advance. Please dress in clothes you are comfortable to move around it.

Larp is originally an acronym for Live Action Role Playing, but today it’s used as name in itself. It refers to an interactive activity where people immerse themselves in fictional worlds to experience how others might live. Larps are played by groups of 2 or more people facilitated by a games master whose role is to ensure the players feel safe, understand the rules, roles and fiction within the larp.

Nordic Larp is a school of larp design originating in the Nordic countries and is one which values immersion, collaboration and artistic vision. This larp event is of the Nordic school.


Nina Runa Essendrop is a Danish artist and larp designer with a masters degree in Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies. She has a strong focus on movement, sensory experiences and the meaning of physical action. Nina is an active player in the Nordic Larp community. She has designed and produced blackbox larps, freeform games, large scale-larps, audience inclusive larps and larp festivals and she has collaborated with artists in both Europe and New York. She has designed and run workshops, larps, performances and interactive theatre pieces at among others Transmediale 2016 (Berlin, Germany), Momentum: The 8th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art (Moss, Norway), The Flea Theatre (New York, US), Dome of Visions (Århus, Denmark) and Ormston House (Limmerick, Ireland).