Do we live in a prison or a playground?
Four performers battle each other inside a series of giant sculptural machines, hoping to discover the proof of free will.
Using slam poetry and demanding physical agility, the performers make their arguments from within the body of the machines – simultaneously asking: are we in control or being controlled? Trapper investigates the complex relationship humans have with the systems we embrace, inhabit and fight against.
Created by Christian Leavesley and Jolyon James with writings by playwright Angus Cerini and poet Emilie Zoey Baker, Trapper was created for young adults (14+).
Trapper premiered in August 2017 at the Arts Centre Melbourne and toured to the Sydney Opera House in April 2018.
Directed by Christian Leavesley
Designed by Jolyon James
Written by Jolyon James, Emilie Zoey Baker, Angus Cerini and Christian Leavesley
Lighting Design by Paul Lim
Music Composition by Ania Reynolds
Movement Direction by Ashlea Pyke
Costume Design by Matilda Woodroofe
Projection Design by Sean Healy