A live action role-play project
Part of Where Do We Go From Here? | Newcastle University, October - November 2017
Call for Participants!
Departures will invite a group of participants to come together and respond to the content of Martin Luther King’s 1967 honorary degree acceptance speech, through collaborative play.
Led by designer Jamie Harper, the project will use King’s speech as a springboard to consider issues that matter to us in 2017 and create a series of games and playful activities, leading to a final live action role-play piece which can be experienced by a secondary audience of public participants. Live action role-play (larp) is an emerging form of creative expression that combines performance with games and draws on various strands of participatory art. This project will establish a co-creative community of participants with the aim of generating artistic departures from our existing knowledge, towards new knowledge of the world, by playing together.
Sessions will take place at the Ex-Libris Gallery over six weeks, every Saturday from 2-6pm from the 30th September until the 4th November. The event is free, no prior experience of performance or art practice is required and participants can take part in as many, or few, sessions as they wish.
For more information, or to register your interest, please contact Jamie Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Harper is a theatre director and play designer. Recent work includes Migrations of Cool (Arebyte Gallery); Washing Machine (Baltic 39); Moving Up (Serpentine Galleries); I Declare At My Own Risk (Turner Contemporary) and The Lowland Clearances (Camden People’s Theatre). He is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD in Performance at Newcastle University.