Revived: A Support Group for the Partially Deceased (An Unconventional Zombie LARP)

Time: April 29, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Length: about 4 hours
Location: Shiffman 122

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Description

Revived: A Support Group for the Partially Deceased
An Unconventional Zombie LARP by Kat Jones

"We are not Zombies, we are the Partially Deceased."

Revived provides a safe space of mutual respect and non-judgment where Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) patients can build community and support one another as they navigate the realities of everyday life. Join us for a free, safe, confidential drop-in group for PDS patients who are experiencing a challenging reintegration into society. Feel heard, valued, understood, nurtured and energized.

At Revived we acknowledge the enormous challenges that PDS patients can face in the world, whether it is at work, at home, or out in public. Our vision is to provide an opportunity for all PDS patients to engage in a Revived group that provides them with the support, education and community they need to flourish as they re-enter their previous lives.

Revived is a zombie LARP inspired by the BBC show In the Flesh. This larp centers on the zombies' perspective and the challenges of coming back from the dead, rather than a more traditional zombie larp where players are fighting or running from zombies. Players take on the role of rehabilitated zombies re-entering their previous lives. Characters will deal with the responses of their family and friends to their return, the prejudice they face from the general populace, and guilt over what they did in their “untreated” state.

Content warnings: The subject matter will not be horribly dark but each character will deal with unique and challenging emotional issues including death, prejudice, and guilt. Some characters will have killed people in their "untreated" state. There may be conflict between characters that is evocative of real life conflict in minority/marginalized/activist groups.

LARP structure: Players will fill out a casting survey in advance. The LARP will begin with workshopping where the players will collaboratively develop aspects of the world beyond the basic scenario, and engage in brief trust building exercises. They will play out a support group meeting, spend some time thinking about what their character does between sessions, play a second group meeting, and then debrief.

Age Restrictions: 18+ preferred, but mature teenagers can be added with GM permission.

Attendees

6 attendees
2 open slots: 2/8