Clowns – Poetic – Non-verbal
By: Nina Runa Essendrop (dk)
Duration: 4 hours
Number of players: 7-15


Innocence is a larp about a group of innocent clowns with big hearts and little sense.The Clowns has very short memories and always wake up to a brand new world. But this time when they wake up, the Circus, which are their purpose and home, has left.

Lost and confused and with a longing for something they barely can remember they start to explore themselves and each other, searching for meaning and happiness. But life is hard for small clumsy clowns that are full of love but cannot speak. Out from the darkness the Salesman arrives and offers easy and exciting solutions for small but significant prices.

In the end the Clowns has to decide, if they will take the easy solution and go with the Salesman, or if they will embrace the difficult things that make them who they are and stay and wait for the Circus to return.

Innocence is a physical scenario exploring topics like friendship, immediacy, strong emotions and the value of things that make life hard. The larp uses gibberish as language.

Download: Innocence


Nina Runa Essendrop is a Danish artist and larp designer with a masters degree in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. She has a strong focus on movement, sensory experiences and the meaning of physical action. She has designed and run workshops, larps, performances and interactive theatre pieces at among others Transmediale 2016 (Berlin, Germany), Momentum: The 8th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art (Moss, Norway), The Flea Theatre (New York, US), Dome of Visions (Århus, Denmark) and Ormston House (Limmerick, Ireland)