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Group improvisation of larp rituals

16 Sep

The aim of this workshop is to teach a group of larpers to quickly on-the-spot improvise a cool magicky feeling ritual. It takes about 20-30 minutes.  This is about fake rituals for a theater experience, nothing else.

This workshop for teaching larpers group improvisation of rituals has 7 steps:

Step 1: The anatomy of a ritual: Explain the common core of all rituals in this world
Step 2: The Ritual Toolkit
Step 3: Practice your first ritual
Step 4: Some more theory: ritual leaders and followers
Step 5: Try another ritual
Step 6: Post-ritual theory
Step 7: (If there’s more time) More practice in small groups

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Workshop Practice, in Practice

20 Apr

Mo Holkar has written a piece on the elements of a larp workshop. Check it out.

Workshop Practice, in Practice – A Functional Workshop Structure Method

Power Clap

2 Mar

Fun, energize

Instruct the players to stand in a circle, with the left foot towards the center. Then instruct them to rub their hands together until they are nice and warm (energized). Then instruct them to slowly bring the top hand up above their heads.

Tell them that you will count down from three and that on “one” they will all clap and shout “yes” three times.

It end when you have done it 🙂