set and costume designer




Arena Theatre Company 


Performed at Arts Centre Melbourne 

//Created By Christian Leavesley and Jolson James// Director Christian Leavesley// Text Angus Cernini, Emilie Zoey Baker, Christian Leavesley and Jolson James// Set Design Jolson James// Sound Design and Composition Ania Reynolds// Video Design Sean Healy// Lighting Design Paul Lim (Additive)// Set Construction Additive

Do we live in a prison or 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 BakerTrapper is aimed at young adults (14+)