Educational larps at WonderCon®

I thoroughly enjoyed demonstrating the educational power of live action role playing (larping) at WonderCon. Thank you to fellow panelists Ndindi Kitonga, Scott Stubbe, Shawn Crosby, Emily Nguyen-Hoai, and Noah Sutton-Smolin. Thanks to Kirsten Hageleit for printing and PowerPoint layout, the Horde for envisioning some splendid Secret Societies, and Michael K. Young for letting us use his free party larp Secret Societies for the event.

Photo by Scott Stubbe, from r to l – Scott Stubbe, Ndindi Kitonga, Emily Nguyen-Hoai, Noah Sutton-Smolin, Shawn Crosby, and me (not paying attention)

Larp Design Jam

Kirsten and I are facilitating a larp design jam at the Burbank branch of New York Film Academy on April 6 & 7. FREE to all, beginners welcome. You can either be a designer or a playtester. More info here, and see the flyer below.

“Let’s Play With Fire!” used at Rutgers University

This essay, co-authored by Bettina Beck and I, was used as part of hte below course at Rutgers.

Hi Aaron – I shared your co-authored essay with students in this course 08:206:722 MFA Thesis Production/Creative Theory-Method-Practice in the Dance Department, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. I don’t have contact info for your co-author – can you share with her? Thanks!

Featured artist at Little Death #4

little death #4:
@ The Mortuary

Sun, 1/27/19 @ 7pm, $7

The Mortuary is an RSVP ONLY performance lab.
RSVP by emailing
Lincoln Heights (90031) address disclosed upon RSVP

Patricia Sazani
Cordelia Istel
Alexx Shilling
Carmina Escobar
Saewon & Kwonyin
Kathryn Shuman
Kirsten Hageleit & Aaron Vanek

little death is a monthly salon of unclassifiable performances and experiences. On the last Sunday of every month, The Mortuary invites transdisciplinary artists to take risks in a room of humans and discover one another. Each little death curates a heterogeneous bunch of ~7 artists around the monthly prompt, to perform ~10 minute events sequentially. January prompt: Indoor/Outdoor Use Only.

The little death salon series is at the heart of The Mortuary’s overarching mission of envisioning studio visits for experimental performance practice, and renegotiating the relationship between process and presentation. The Mortuary encourages participating artists “to be yourself, to not be yourself, to dive further into your compulsion or to adventure outside of your usual patterns, and to propose alternate paradigms of art and experience.”

RSVP? Questions?
Want to perform in the next little death?