Growing empathy through larp

7 min Door Susan Mutsaers

Susan Mutsaers designs and develops larp events and other forms of interactive storytelling. Besides creating the worlds she also designs and crafts costumes and props which fit them seamlessly. When you come to meet her, you will get to know her kind and enthusiastic character. Through which she will definitely invite you to come and experience her designs and see for yourself what the world of immersive storytelling can teach you.

Susan believes that live action role playing can change the world. In her TEDxBreda Talk she tells about the new generation of larp and the value they have by contributing to social themes and developing understanding for different cultures and lifestyles. Her advice: ‘’Walk a meter in someone else’s shoes. Your world will open up!” Susan Mutsaers did a bachelor in Social Work meanwhile focussing on volunteer management and participatory storytelling. She owns her own company through which she supports and creates stories that matter. Either by supplying costumes, sets and photography to support the material or by creating them from scratch. In her spare time she performs musical theatre and loves to travel the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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