The Barbecue

A LARP by Jeff Diewald, Marsha Gershon, Sarah Judd, Joshua Kronengold, Joshua Rachlin and Gaylord Tang

It's a quiet, sunny summer day in the suburbs. The monthly neighborhood barbecue (and pie contest) will be hosted by the Kessenich family this Sunday. The Rossi and Lee family will be in attendance as usual, along with the Kessenich's new tenant Brittany.

This is a freeform-style, character-driven drama, lightly plotted with no magic or supernatural elements. Only GM-sanctioned mayhem is allowed - any needed mechanics are resolved by GM decision. (None are expected.) The game contains mature themes, and is intended for players over 18.

This is a game for ten players: five men and five women.

The setting is contemporary and realistic. Content may include abandonment, abortion, adultery, aging, crime, divorce, drug use, poverty, separation, serious illness, unexpected pregnancy, internalized homophobia and internalized sexism. Pie may be represented by actual pie.

The next run is scheduled for February 20, 2014, at Dreamation 2014 in Morristown, New Jersey.