Trapper, Arena Theatre Company

Year: 2017

Studio John Fish was commissioned to produce a live video of Trapper which premiered at The Arts Centre, Melbourne in August 2017. The play went on to tour at the Sydney Opera House in April 2018.




“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 is aimed at young adults (14+).” – Arena Theatre Company

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