Blackbox Cph IX
Welcome to Blackbox Cph IX, the annual festival for blackbox larps in Copenhagen. The festival runs for three days in HusetKBH with three stages and a lounge as the frame for a fantastic weekend full of play, partying and amazing experiences.
See the program and more information on www.blackbox-cph.dk
What can I play at Blackbox Cph?
This year we have 13 premiere larps and two reruns. All the larps are 3-4 hours long including a small workshop, where you will get all the preparation you need. The larps are all quite different from cannibalism to living the perspective of a cat.
How do I sign up?
Sign up for Blackbox Cph will open the 1st of December at 20.00 on our website. You have to buy a ticket for each larp separately and most of them cost 100 dkk for players or 50 dkk for audience.
What do I do if the larp I want is sold out?
You either keep an eye on the website to see if any cancelations get re-released or you sign up on the analogue waiting list that opens at the festival. Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/569516720220774/permalink/761841594321618
What is blackbox larp?
Larp is originally an acronym for Live Action Role Playing. It refers to a type of interactive storytelling in which the players act as characters within the set fiction. Larp can generally be described as theater without an audience or script. Blackbox larps are more heavily inspired by theatre. Either because they use technical equipment as a part of the design, have a simplistic aesthetic as seen on stage, draw on the non-verbal language of dance or tries to incorporate an audience. All in all blackbox is a quite experimental genre of larp.
Who can participate?
Our participants are a beautiful mix of curious newcomers, seasoned Danish players and an international crowd with a lot of artists. All of you are welcome. The main language of the festival is English and all the larps are played in English.
Will there be an audience?
Normally larps don’t have audience. All the participants are equal part main characters, support and spectators at the same time. But for blackbox larps there have been experiments with having an audience, often as a different kind of participants, instead of just passive spectators. If you want to experience larp as an audience, this year we have three larps that includes a audience: The Monster is Cancer, Beautiful Beings and The Night is Still Young.
Is there something I should do before the larp?
You should always arrive for you larp at least fifteen minutes before, so we can find a stand in if you don’t show up. As a player, bring a pair of black socks, black pants, and a black t-shirt to blend in to the blackbox unless the larp description says otherwise.
Can I hang out?
During the whole festival you can visit our lounge at Musikcaféen. You can hang out and chat in the cozy atmosphere, and drinks can be bought in the bar. Saturday evening we’ll host a party there, which will be open to everyone interested in the festival.
Can I buy food?
Previously at Blackbox Cph we have served food for players. This will not happen this time. Blackbox larps are growing shorter and our experience has been that a lot of food went to waste. Therefore, remember to eat from home, buy food at HusetKBH or find something in the vicinity of our venue and eat it in the lounge. But make sure you are well fed when you come to play.
Blackbox Cph is organized by Gnist in cooperation with HusetKBH and TeaterHuset.