May 24 - May 27$150 - $175
The United Kingdom is no more. The border between England and Wales has been closed for three years. A select few citizens of austerity England will be given the opportunity to start a new life in Gweriniaeth Pobl Cymru (The People’s Republic of Wales). If they make it through the quota process.
Some of you were taken to the detention centre, some were caught trying to cross the border, and some of you turned up at the gates begging to be let in. All of you are fighting for your future and the future of your family.
Do you have what it takes to impress the immigration services? Will you make the cut?
The Quota is a live roleplay experience designed to explore some of the pressures and crisis-points experienced by refugees and migrants trapped in the limbo of an immigration detention centre. You will play an individual struggling with the loss of their autonomy within a system, in which many have been trapped for years, unable to move forwards with your life or make significant choices about your future and the futures of any loved ones you have responsibility for.
The fiction behind the roleplay will be a near-future scenario in which Great Britain has divided into separate states and England is on the verge of economic collapse, triggered by failed economic separatism and severe droughts. You will play English refugees and economic migrants hoping to be granted a right of entry into Wales. Play will take place in a ‘temporary’ (it has been temporary for the last six years) detention centre on the English-Welsh border.
[Why would you play The Quota?]
The Quota aims to be a powerful and transformative experience. You will be emotionally and psychologically challenged in a carefully designed environment, where player safety will be maintained even while characters are put under pressure. The intensity of the role-play will provide you with insights into the experiences outlined above.
You will gain knowledge about yourself and about what is important to you. You will deepen your understanding of the ties that bind people together and their ability to withstand the forces of dehumanisation and alienation and, above all, the costs to everyone when these bond break.