Theater actors work with a defined staging, whereas the Larpers generate spatial narratives in response to the actions of others and the location of the Larp. Theater spaces are alternate reality containers, whereas Larps are often situated in open-world narratives. The theater presents a visual narrative design on a distant stage of activity. In Larp, the shared spaces create an ever-expanding magic circle that enables narratives to progress and personal and character journeys to unfold.
LARP is a medium and social practice better designed for our emerging culture of interaction and immersion. While the script in a LARP offers a rich foundation, the creative participant's inventiveness is central to why Larp can extend into other mediums.
Larp can broaden into virtual and augmented reality as well as location-based narratives in historical buildings or sites, on streets, and in nature.
Larp’s social and role-play games used in real-world situations has the potential to change our public relationship with power and restore community vitality.