Game Workplace helps people and organizations to gain new insights by means of real life games by immersing them in a game reality and / or played characters. Although these real life games are facilitated by gamefacilitators, the participants in the game make the most important contribution by literally stepping into the footsteps of another character and experiencing the world through the accompanying eyes. No acting experience is required for this: participants are helped to crawl into this temporary skin by means of short exercises.
In addition to work as a voice and training actress Jantine organizes short-leaps in the heart of Utrecht. Within LARP she is, as an actress, mainly looking for theatrical scenarios in which you do more than just play a game. She is the author of the played scenario ‘Old & Wise’ and co-founder of Spelwerkplaats. More information: www.jvandenbosch.nl
Real life game ‘Old & Wise’
“Everyone wants to grow old, but nobody wants to be old …”
In ‘Old & Wise’ we take a peek into the future that awaits us all …. being old. During this workshop you will crawl into the skin of an elderly person in a nursing home. You experience what it is like to lose control of your physical functions and your environment. While drinking coffee, talking and playing games, time slips through your fingers. Expect a realistic game that invites you to search for emotions and what confronts you with the absence of a goal in your life.
‘Old & Wise’ is a social interaction game. This experience game is aimed at policy makers, researchers, doctors and other stakeholders within and around care for the elderly. Participants learn in an innovative way to understand their patient target group, the perception of this target group and the (im) possibilities of being old. With these insights in mind, a projection is made into daily life.
NB: the workshop will be in Dutch only.