Bettina Beck and I authored this paper about using risk for a personal transformation in designed experiences such as larp or immersive theater. It’s online only.
I finally earned my Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinema Art + Science: Cinema Directing from Columbia College Chicago for my thesis movie Morning Commute. I will be uploading it to YouTube in a few weeks so everyone cans see it for free, with no ads.
Two screenings of my quite past the due date of my Columbia College Chicago thesis movie, Morning Commute – a short film about a Mad Max-like dystopian future where a man has to fight for his life to get to work. Featuring Shawn Crosby and his A-Wing car.
ALL SCREENINGS ARE FREE, invite others
Finished running a Delta Green larp at GenCon 50. Three runs of the same scenario. Locations included the Kurt Vonnegut Library and Museum, the Tea Room at the Columbia Club, the Indiana Medical History Museum, and the City Market Catacombs.
This was a playtest of a potentially official larp. Some photos below:
We closed yesterday, and while not a runaway debut, I am pleased with our production and cast. I think we got something working, and working well.
L to r; Brandie Chernow, Luke King, Noelle Rodriguez, Anna Dawahare, me, Shelby Monaghan, David King, Mary Rachel Gardner, with Shoshanna Ruth Green below.
Stuff I am doing in May and June:
1. This Saturday, I am designing/running a Disaster Preparedness Pop-up event; aka a larp to help empower people to deal with a catastrophe when traditional aid is not available and the crisis lasts more than a few hours. It’s in Palo Alto. Funnily enough, there’s an Event Horizon get together BBQ four blocks away from where I will be–during the exact same time I will be doing this event, so I can’t attend. http://www.creativecrisisleadership.org/
2. The Kabbalah Children’s Academy Game Fair is Tuesday, May 23rd, from 6-8pm. Free and family friendly, my 6, 7 and 8th graders will demo the games they designed for my Analog Game Design class. Board games, card games, social/party games, physical games, and even an escape room–a dozen different games. Show up late and leave early, but drop by, it will be fun! (I can’t seem to link to the event page, so I will post it separately).
3. Tickets on sale for “Fallen Stars at the Charity Sale,” a staged adaptation of a Nordic larp, part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. There are five show dates, Friday June 2, Saturday June 10, Friday June 16, Sunday June 18, and Saturday June 24. Show is an hour. Tickets $15, but $10 if you use code “ITEM” and donate an item to us–the cast will turn it into a new character for the next show. Each show is unique and interactive–come on stage and buy, using fake money we provide, the object. You take the object home!
Friday June 2, 8:30pm
Saturday June 10, 4:30pm
Friday June 16, 11pm
Sunday June 18, 3pm
Saturday June 24, 7pm
Actors play objects at a charity sale. They are sentient and can talk (like in the movie “Toy Story”). You, the audience, play the buyers at the sale, and can walk on stage and buy an object at any time (you keep the object, too!). The actor goes offstage. The remaining objects react accordingly.
Tickets $15, but use code ITEM for $5 off and give us an item you don’t want and it could become a character in the next show. Each show is different!
Tickets on sale May 1:
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The three big projects I am working on, in chronological order, are: