In a tape larp, adhesive tape is used to define spaces in the gaming area by marking them out on the floor. It is a cheap and easy way to build scenery, and lends transparency to the game.
The concept of using tape for imaginary walls and set pieces was borrowed from the movies Manderlay and Dogville, by Danish director Lars von Trier. Similar aesthetics were utilised by the German drama scholar, director and playwright Bertolt Brecht, and has seen continuous use in stage theatre throughout the late 20th century.
Examples of tape-larps.
- Persona (2005)
- Limbo 2007
- There is nothing behind the mask - the mask is the truth (2007)
- Familjen Andersson (2008)
- Megazonlajvet (2009, 2010)
- When Our Destinies Meet / När Våra Öden Möts (2009-2013)
- Beyond the Mountains of Madness (2009, 2010)
- Vi kommer snart att passera genom en tunnel (2010)
- Saker som händer (2010)
- Kollektivet Lyckan (2010)
- Turboscenario 2010
- The Baader-Meinhof Experiment Riksteatern version (2010)
- The Kick Inside (2010)
- The Families of Olsson, Karlsson, Nilsson (2010)
- Åka hiss (2010)
- Nästa Station: Kymlinge (2012)