Women on the Verge… / These Are the Days of Our Lives

Women on the Verge… / These Are the Days of Our Lives is a chamber larp for 4–6 players, written by Mo Holkar. It was written for Stockholm Scenario Festival in 2015.

Public domain image of a mermaid, from pixabay.com
(image: The truthpreneur, on pixabay)

Why are there two different versions?

Women on the Verge… is the original version, and is designed for a group consisting of only women.

These Are the Days of Our Lives is a subsequent version which can be played by people of any gender.

They are very similar in structure, but can turn out to be very different as play experiences.

Here's the pitch:

“Women on the Verge… is about the evolution of female friendships over time. It is interested in the ebb and flow of warmth, trust, respect and emotional closeness around the group, as time goes on and life events happen. It’s also interested in players’ exploration of how women's lives express themselves as they grow older.
“The design intention of
Women on the Verge… is for players to explore and experience the drama of real lives. Play should be naturalistic and expressive. It will mix comic and tragic moments, light-hearted enjoyment and serious concern and grief, in the same way that life itself does. The players will be fitting thirty years’ worth of ups and downs – in their characters’ own lives, and in their interrelationships – into a few hours of play, so it will be an emotionally intense experience which may drain or elevate. They’ll be invited to become strongly bonded as a group; and they may have reflections on their own lives as a result of what they’ve experienced in play.”

You can download the scripts here: Women on the Verge… (pdf), These Are the Days of Our Lives (pdf)