The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance LARP was a site-specifc, live, interactive play experience commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image to engage visitors with their exhibition, Creatures from the Land of Thra: Character Design for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
Designed to appeal to a broad audience of The Dark Crystal fans, MoMI visitors, LARPers, and gamers, the experience was divided into two portions:
1) A "character creation" portion were participants fleshed out characters they would subsequently portray by exploring the MoMI's collection, interacting with in-character performers scattered around the galleries, and responding to hand-outs and prompts.
2) A "narrative creation" portion inspired by the American Freeform and Nordic LARP traditions, where groups of participants created a scene-based, improvised narrative featuring their characters, and highlighting their relationships, dependencies, and emotional connections.
The experiences took place at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City, in February and March 2020.
-Sara Guerrero, Deuputy Director of Education and Community Engagmenet, Museum of the Moving Image
Experience Design by Sharang Biswas and Nick O'Leary
Faciliation by Sharang Biswas, Nick O'Leary, & Michael Fell
Writing by Sharang Biswas, Nick O'Leary, Sara Guerrero, Nadia Batool, Umber Majeed, & Nikki Khouri
Graphic Design by staff at the Museum of the Moving Image
Photos by Thanassi Karageorgiou, Nas Karas Studio