The Testimony

Start Time: Thursday 2:00 PM
Location:Large Events Suite
Status:Assigned
Coordinator(s): Shawn Stokes
Duration:4 hours
Player Max:4
Signed up:1
Track(s):Indie Hurricane (Indie RPG)
Event Type:Game
Experience Level:Novice
Age group:All Ages
Description:

The Testimony is a feel-bad scenario about the course of events in a small village in eastern Poland during the first years of WWII. In a war struck countryside, the Catholics turned against their neighbors, an almost equally large Jewish population, and burned them alive or killed them in other savage ways. Because more or less everyone who survived were involved in the killings or benefited from them the truth was denied for a very long time and was not unveiled until recently.

With the help of storytelling techniques we will revisit the events that took place in Jedwabne. You will be playing a witness and a perpetrator trying to remember your part in the murders so many years ago. You will be reliving your memories from the massacre as the story of what happened in the little village unfolds with the help of fragments from different testimonies. There will be brutality, horrors and death. In the end you will have to make a final choice.

This scenario is about acknowledging oneself as perpetrator and how easy it is to suppress difficult memories and reformulate past events to be able to keep on living with oneself, and how almost anybody can become a perpetrator under the right circumstances.