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The Hospitality

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A game in the space around gifts, loss and collective action.

In order for another world to be possible, we have to be prepared to lose the world we are already familiar with. Welcome onboard The Hospitality – a space scenario where you and up to thirty other players enter a game or a participatory role-play in which we test circumstances and situations that are different from the ordinary life.

Everything you need to play The Hospitality

L’Hospitalité en français

Generously translated by Stephane Rigoni.

Credits

By Tova Gerge, Ebba Petrén and Gabriel Widing

Commisioned by and played at Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival 15-17 of May, 2014

Trailer

Avatar vs Human – a short avatar scenario to play at home or elsewhere

avatar-vs-human

We are happy to share this short scenario with you. It was written by Ebba Petrén and Gabriel Widing at PAF last summer. You can play it with two people or in front of a smaller audience. The participants should not listen to the track on beforehand.

You need

• 2 voluntary participants.
• A pair of headphones with the Mp3-file.
• A table
• 2 chairs
• 2 windows that can be opened, it’s nice but not necessary if there is a view.

Take it off

To begin, one of the two players starts the mp3-track and put the headphones on. The other player start by observing the avatar. Both players starts standing up. When you put on the headphones you are the avatar, follow the instructions and take no other initiatives. When you don’t wear headphones you try to communicate with the avatar by responding to it as if you are having a chat with that person for the first time.

Description

The avatar asks something demanding, something the human finds hard and personal to answer. The avatar says “You will have the opporutnity to be an avatar. And I will become human. When I raise my hand you can take my headphones and become the avatar”. It raises the hand. The new avatar comes out, “the avatar of a human spirit”, and opens a window saluting the fresh air. Next avatar is “the avatar of the real” trying to jump out of the window. Human has to stop it. More avatars follow, with other agendas.

Some feedback

“It’s like having a child or a pet in your room when you’re trying to work. You have to take notice and care for it. And it will for sure use its voice to communicate!”

Background

We’ve presented this scenario at PAF Performing arts forum in St Erme,  2012, at the 14th Symposium of the International Brecht Society in Porto Alegre, 2013 and at Scenkonstbiennalen in Jönköping,  2013. We are looking forward to hear where it will  be played next and how you experience it!

Documentation

Video from a session at a room in Master Express Grande Hotel, Porto Alegre, May 2013. On screen: Ester Claesson and John Hanse. Spoiler warning!