Before and After Silence


In a world of more and more sound, silence is becoming more valuable. Before and After Silence is about limitations and listening, and about doing almost nothing. It is non-verbal and uses silence as its starting point. It is about shifting the point of view from “what is” to “what is not”, about shifting the focus from “the sounds” to “the spaces between the sounds”, from “the actions” to what is “between the actions”, and to “what is not done”. Rather than playing characters, we examine how we look at ourselves and how different filters can change how we see ourselves and others. We ask you to explore that silence, and to see if you can shape it. Seek to use silence as the point of origin for your actions, or as the thing that surrounds your actions. You should attempt to exercise restraint and to nothing until you have to let it go.

Credits & Contact

Written by
Matthijs Holter and Fredrik Hossman
Ashleigh La Porta and Laura Boylan
Game Contact

Game Information

Saturday, September 15, 8:00 pm
Suite B
4 hours
6-12 [0 female, 0 male, 6-12 player-defined, 0 other]
Age Requirements
Physical Requirements
Standing for long periods, Vision
Content Warnings
Each player will interact with the game's silence in a different way, determined by a card they draw which describes their reality. Some cards contain content that you may not wish to engage with, but if your card contains something you don't want to play, you can draw another without judgment. Finally, we will contact the players beforehand and allow them to veto anything they don't want to see in the game at all. The cards (in total) contain the following topics: Child abuse Sex work Sexually transmitted infections Sexual abuse Death Medical complications Imprisonment Sexual activity Gender dysphoria
Physical Contact Rules
This game will be using the Be-Con default physical contact rules.
Safety Mechanics
This game will be using the Be-Con default safety mechanics.
Food in use
No food is used in this larp.