Anna and The Annadroids create cutting edge multi-media dance productions supported by surreal video projections and original music. These quirky, robotic, doll-like characters dig up mankind’s deepest fears, desires, and unanswered questions and, like a funhouse mirror, present them to audiences to create a portal in which they can look “in.” Anna and The Annadroids are on a mission provoke independent thought and inspire positive change on a greater scale through dance and other multi-media outlets.
International performer all the way from London England, known for her fiery red hair and fox sleeve. Cervena has been modelling for a decade and has expanded her career onto performing & tattooing! She performs with fire, aerial and burlesque! Performing and travelling all over the world touring every country and state!
Finland’s entertainment star LouLou D’vil, the #1 Burlesque Figure in the World and Miss Exotic World – Queen of Burlesque 2013 has tantalized audiences all around the World since 2008 touring around the globe for more than 17 times. Her jaw dropping burlesque, fetish and performance art performances have taken her onto several tours throughout Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and the USA. She is known for her fierce and passionate way of performing and is now days living in New York after entertaining people for 3 years on Las Vegas Strip.
Kelly is a self-taught special effects makeup artist and body painter who loves to help people look their spooky best. She started her makeup journey in 2000 doing theatrically based special effects makeup with the Legion of Terror at Bloodview Haunted House in Cleveland Ohio. Kelly has used her talents as a SPFX makeup artist at various other Haunted Houses over the past 18 years. She has also participated in multiple past TRAUMA and DRAUMA events. Her goal is to create art that makes you explore all sides of yourself. The Light, the Dark, the Sane and the corners of your mind that you don’t dare explore. Along with her wife Loraine, and her Tribe of creative friends, they wish to present TRAUMA 2018 – Blood Kiss.
Suspensions by Visceral Entertainment
A collection of dedicated suspension artists.
Columbus native Michael Poe aka midislut has been a fixture in the underground dance scene for over 25 years. What’s old is new and what’s new is old. Dark is dark.
House of Bacchus
We create a safer space to indulge in sensual and sexual education and exploration.
We offer education through voyeurism and experiences.
By learning about ourselves physically, emotionally and sexually we can grow towards greater self understanding and spiritual openness.
This is so important right now because our society has pushed us into boxes of what sexuality looks like, and so many of us are breaking down those constraints. We are here to say that sexuality can look like whatever you want. At our house we ask that you follow our Rules because EVERY PERSON HAS THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHAT THEIR SEXUAL FREEDOM LOOKS LIKE and it should be respected. You must take a consent class, and obtain a special wrist band to come into House of Bacchus.
Consent is Sexy
Respect is Sexy
Safety is Sexy
*You have the right to say no. You have the right to say yes.
*If it’s not a FUCK YES, it’s a FUCK NO!
*Ask early, ask often. Keep checking in with your play partner(s). Consent is a process.
*When giving or receiving feedback, be respectful of body language and speech. Listen and practice mindful consciousness – our actions affect others.
*Agree on safe words – Green (please continue). Yellow (pause and check in). Red (STOP).
*Ask before touching people or their toys. Don’t assume you can touch someone because of the way they are dressed, or because of how they are touching someone else. Never interrupt a play session that is ongoing or recently concluded. Respect other people’s space.
*Understand the risks of playing with someone who is in altered states. Be responsible.
*Cleanliness is part of Safety. Wash your hands and toys before each partner, and inform your partners about STD/I’s.
*As a community, we can learn and grow together to be better, but we must communicate. If there is a consent violation please inform a House of Bacchus volunteer or Event staff A.S.A.P
Each year the Guilty Pleasures Stage Show performs hundreds of audience-participation driven scenes for the attendees of TRAUMA. Those who volunteer to be consenting and active participants in sadomasochistic activities, as a part of the performance experience, have an opportunity to learn about various kinky forms of play.
The stage show started out as a live and interactive BDSM performance at a Goth industrial night club located in Columbus, Ohio known as Outland, and is purely volunteer driven. To fulfill the show’s core value that “an educated community is a safer community,” the volunteers serve as resources and mentors to promote active-consent based communication and opportunities to share knowledge with other explores of kink activities.
Bondage by Kevin
Rope carefully wrapped around your wrists and chest. The warm hold of the ropes allowing you to defy gravity. The sensual lick of flame across your back. Or maybe the catharsis of fire cupping. Sound interesting? Maybe even a little … enticing? Come find Bondage by Kevin (BBK) and take a taste of something you didn’t even know you were looking for. BBK is celebrating it’s fifteenth year at TRAUMA; a group of rope bondage and fire enthusiasts, we have been practicing our craft for years, and are ready to give you a dose of our community. Come walk on the wild side!
This is this 6th year I get to share my house with you. I am so excited to show you all the sexiness, all the possibilities, all the sensations. Come enjoy and play… I will push your boundaries, so be prepared. But, first you must get a special consent wrist band.
We were riding our kick-ass futuristic hover motorcycles down the hyper turbo expressway on our home planet of Rock-u-Lon and went up a small hill too fast, launching us into space. We were lucky enough to fly straight through a wormhole before we suffocated and froze in the unforgiving vacuum outside our planet’s artificial atmosphere. The rip in space time carried us to Earth, but we don’t know where that is so we’re stuck here doing what we do best. We were the coolest rock band in the faraway galaxy from whence we came. It has always been our greatest pleasure to play music in exchange for currency but we really need to rake in the dough or we may never find a way home. Then again, Earth is not so bad. Maybe we’ll stay for a few decades.
Trulie Scrumptious, paper artist and performer, returns to Trauma to excite, intrigue, and delight. Trulie is the co-owner and creative director of The Trulie Awesome Show, and an award winning artist and burlesque performer. Get up close for something warm, wet, and wriggly! It’s Trauma 2018!
LethalFX is a professional human beatboxer, looper, and producer, known mostly for his intense stage performance and involvement with the American beatbox community. The 31 year old artist, born Ludovic G. Nicolaidis, has been beatboxing for over 15 years and actively performing since 2009. In January of 2017, LethalFX took first place in the 4th Ohio Beatbox Battle, earning the title “Ohio Beatbox Champion”.
ElectroCult Circus is back again this year to twist your orbs and ride the ancient snake. Let them be your guides with musical and visual adventures beyond your wildest dreams.
Button le Bouton is ridiculously excited to bring two newbies to the crazy party of TRAUMA. David Yarosz is a phenomenal hair stylist that has been wowing folks for the past 4 years in the air; and Sera Sirán,
a contortionist who will soar above the crowd in her first Trauma performance.
Formed in The White Room as an improvisational experiment, Future Modern brings a brand new instrumental array of electronic dance music, disco and funk to the main stage of Truama 2018!
Columbus’ Monthly 80’s post-punk and darkwave dance party, 4th Saturday’s at The Summit
Stripteasers, Bump-and-Grinders, Showgirls, oh my! Mon Cherie Entertainment specializes in that “wink and a smile” girlie show that you heard about from yesteryear. You’ll see classic burlesque, comedy, magic, variety acts, singing, large group routines, and much more! MCE’s award-winning dancers add glamour and class to any event!
Mythic Moves is a Columbus, OH based theatrical dance troupe with roots in belly dance.
Lurking in columbus basements, playing to audiences of insects, hear the sirens, its graces of death.
Steven / Carnal_Knowledge runs Building Blocks. Building Blocks is the BDSM education program in Las Vegas. We offer folks a safe place to learn and play. Check us out if you want to explore kinks, fetishes, or alternative lifestyles.
Big River is an International Tantra Teacher and Medicine Man.
Lash & Boy Wonder
Denver Colorado based Lash & Boy Wonder have been in the scene since 2010. Lash’s passions of teaching and hardcore BDSM came together in 2016 when he started holding kinky workshops & performances (ranging from BDSM Safety to Rough Body Play and Interrogation scenes). Together, the Master & slave pair travel the U.S. promoting healthy consensual BDSM lifestyles.
Our troupe has been putting the “Oh!” in Ohio since 2004, and proudly performing at TRAUMA since 2012! The Ooh-La-Las specialize in high caliber stage shows, burlesque dance education, and performance with a purpose. The capital city’s original flirts!
Rhythmic illusions fire tribe (RIFT) is a central ohio based fire and glow arts performance troupe specializing in a wide variety of props. Rift has been a part of the columbus community for 6 years.
Columbus Velvet Hearts! Burlesque troupe
The Velvet Hearts! are one of the premier, long-standing burlesque variety troupes in the “Rust Belt” of the Northeast U.S. Founded in 2008 by Viva Valezz!, her Velvet Hearts! are an impressive group of queer burlesque, drag, and sideshow performers from both Columbus, OH, Pittsburgh, PA and now Cleveland, OH.
SeaBus Dance Company is a collective of professional dancers who share an interest in real-time composition. Through SeaBus, Co- Directors Kelly Hurlburt & Josh Hines, collaborate with a core group of movers to navigate the collision of form, choreography and structure with improvisation, instincts, and impulse. SeaBus resides in Columbus, Ohio and works on project based performances fueled by collaboration. SeaBus is in constant fluctuation as opportunities to work and perform with artists arise both near and far.
Debra Shade is an author, accredited script writer and sexpert. She currently hosts conversations and workshops created around the education and exploration of the taboo topics must grow up avoiding. Her first novel,‘Maybe she is Right’ (ISBN: 978-0-9828442-0-5 and the sequel, ‘Hot Sex on a Platter‘ (ISBN: 978-1-499540-4-9), are available in print and eBook. She has performed in the global movement entitled ‘The Vagina Monologues’ for 4 years. Shade has presented at events such as ‘The Ohio Lesbian Festival’, ‘TRAUMA’, ‘Lion’s Den Ladies Night’ ‘SEXAPLOZZA’, ‘Columbus Pride’, ‘Adult Recess’, ‘W4W’, ‘Aphrodisia’ and ‘Columbus Psych Fest’. She has earned an IMDb credit for her current writing of a TV series for AfterHours HD TV. Debra is an advocate for health and safety concerns in communities battling epidemics that are avoidable through education.
For over ten years, Dr. Bumpy and his Sybian have been well-traveled, pleasing the ladies at numerous swing and BDSM events. Dr. Bumpy is always a gentleman and makes riders feel comfortable. Nurse Laura is a sex educator and self-pleasure advocate, specializing in healing body image and enhancing orgasm.
I’ve been on tantra path since 2011. I make movies about tantra, teach on festivals and workshops. I do bodywork. I’m organising tantra festival High on Life in Estonia.
Not Your Grandma’s Game Show
Dare to embark on a visionary journey through the fragmented unconscious of the West, and with courage, face the Shadow.
Day of the Dead Community Event