The family who have moved into the house after Lena's suicide is centered around the widower Wilhelm, his son Benjamin and stepson Sebastian. With them they bring several family members who all had a close relationship with Lena. This is the first time they have gathered since the funeral a few months ago.
Every time a new family moves into the house it will be the same characters repeating the circle of desire and destruction.
Wilhelm will try to be the father for the entire family. He will write his grief, anger and passions. His love for his departed wife will not disappear but be transformed. (Man in his 40s)
Sebastian is Wilhelm's stepson. He feels adrift. What is his place in the family now that his mother Lena is dead? His gaze is filled with desire. And he will be transformed by other's gaze upon him. (Man, 19 years)
Benjamin is Wilhelm's shy son. He is filled with love for his step-brother Sebastian. He pours his longing onto the pages of the fan-fic stories he writes. (Man, 18 years)
Isabel and Sophia are Lena's younger sisters. Together they already have a special relationship with the house. Isabel has lived a life where the only stability she could depend on was her own force of will, while Sophia lived in safety and comfort for many years. Now Sophia craves adventure and to experience a bit of danger and not to be overshadowed by her streetwise and experienced older sister. Will Isabel and Sophia be an unbreakable team or become each other's worst antagonists? (Isabel is a 31 year old woman and Sophia is a 26 year old woman)
Monica is Wilhelm's cousin. She is an author of erotic novels for women and just now coming out of a painful divorce. She longs for true connections and has her eye set on the young couple Emma and Carl and they have their eyes set on her. She knows she can be so many things for them. (Woman, in her 40s)
April is an actor of some renown. She has travelled here with the director Hunter, and is rehearsing for an art-house movie with her ex-husband Jacob and Hunter’s protegee Winter. She is a person who longs for the feeling of becoming totally lost in passions that she knows are truly and fully her own (Woman, in her 30s)
Jacob is a successful actor who used to dream of becoming an actor who made true art. Now he has a chance to rekindle that dream by starring in an experimental movie by the director Hunter together with his ex-wife April and Hunter’s protegee Winter. He is a man with vivid fantasies, filled with both the beautiful and the grotesque. (Man, in his 30s)
Winter is also an actor and Hunter’s protegee. Their quiet intensity draws in people and they are about to fall into other people’s games of flirtations and passions. Will they become just a pawn in these games, or find new love and joy on their own terms? (Person in their 20s. The participant decides the gender of the character before the larp)
Emma is an art student and the daughter of Wilhelm, sister of Benjamin and fiancé of Carl. She is strong willed and full of life. She searches within herself and among those around her to become free of ambivalence and rid of everything that is tepid and lukewarm. (Woman, 20 years)
Carl is Benjamin's best friend and he has come to the house with his fiancée Emma. She is Carl's first real girlfriend and he fears that he isn't interesting enough for her. He dreams of being wanted and desired, truly and fully.
(Man, 18 years)
Hunter is a well known film director and host of splendid and decadent parties. They are Wilhelm’s cousin and have brought a group of actors to the mansion to rehearse for their upcoming film “Cabinet,” an edgy arthouse movie about the collapse of human existence on the edge of human civilization and liminal spaces. (Non-binary person in their 40s)
House/Rose is a lonely predator. It uses its ability to affect its inhabitants’ emotions and desires to live out its own perversions on its inhabitants. It is extremely lonely. Rose is the name Lena, Isabel and Sophia gave House when they were children living inside it. When things were tough, Rose protected them, but one day Rose granted them their greatest wish, and made their parents go away.
House is portrayed by 12 participants each still connected to their human characters. They want to live out their desires before House robs whatever is left of them.
We will cast you as one of the family members. During signup you will have the chance to specify what experience you are after. We will cast you as close to your preferences as possible, but cannot promise you a specific character.