Indigenak suspension crew
Suspension team berlin based with Painsephone and indigenak, with the collaboration of Chloe Mavromantis from Australia for this special occasion.
They will represent the Sumerian myths about Erekshigal and Nergal and the Fall of Inanna.
(performer, body piercer, actriz, constructora)
She was born in Mexico D.F. and studied acting in the C.U.T. (University
Center of Teather) of the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de
México). There she was not only part of the independent theater scene but
also member of the university theater during the 80s. In the 90s her focus
moved, besides continuing theater work, towards Performance referring on
the tradition of Situationism and Action-Art. She incorporates in her work
other plastic languages as installation, video and photo and experiments
with the modern technologies of corporal manipulation and Fakirismo and
becomes a professional body piercer.
Her accumulated experience directing a practice which destabilizes gender
constructions and the borders between public and private spheres, as well
as the use of ritualized profanity and abjection, have allowed her to build a
language which can be understood as a performance related with the
politics of the body and its critical deconstruction as a space of repression
and domestication. Katia Tirado established links with national and
international circuits of performance and has collaborated with different
artists like: J.J. Gurrola, Jan Majachek, Dr. Lakra, Guillermo Gómez Peña,
Abraham Cruz Villegas, Casacuevas, Annie Sprinkle, Ron Athey, Víctor
Martínez Díaz, Marissa Karr, Gin Mueller, S.R.L. ( Survival Research
Laboratory), Kaput Collective, Rodrigo García, Samantha Bryan and the
Lipstyck Criminals y El Proyecto de la Lengua Escarlata, entre otros.
Anna and The Annadroids are a smart, sexy, and surreal performance art troupe that fuses contemporary dance with aerial dance, fashion, and emotionally provocative themes that explore the human condition. They frequently perform at community events, festivals, corporate and private parties, showcases, and their signature annual productions. Follow IG @annadroids and Learn more at www.annadroids.com
Having 20 years behind the decks as a Dj in Columbus, PUSH has his finger on the pulse of underground house and techno. He has opened for countless national acts and headlined many parties as well. Through many years in the past he has been the curator of the Push Tent. This year he is doing the PUSH dance party… in the basement.PUSH never disappoints……. See you on the dance floor.
Dane Terry is a multi-media storymaker, performer and composer. He has made stories and music for all sorts of rooms and situations and with all sorts of people. Dane was the writer, composer and lead performer of the musical fiction podcast Dreamboy (Night Vale Presents, 2018). Works for stage include: Jupiter’s Lifeless Moons (PSNY, NYC, 2018) and Bird In The House (La MaMa, NYC, 2015 – Under The Radar Festival, NYC, 2016). Dane was the 2016 recipient of the Ethyl Eichelberger Award from PSNY. Dane is originally from Columbus but has lived in NYC for the past 12 years.
Javier from Chile has been dedicated to body piercing for almost 20 years, traveling around the world learning and teaching good practices in this profession. He is currently based between Barcelona and Berlin focused on different projects related to body art and fashion.
Denis Creando (Chile)
Apocalyptic Party Rock
Columbus born explosive rock with unmatched live energy. Have played with- Jack White, Incubus, T Pain, and many more…
I am out of my mind. Somehow I’ve managed to find myself bound to sticks and surrounded by fire… how did this happen? In 2005 I found myself possessed by the darkroom. I shot miles of film before pushing into digital… and I broke my first three point and shoots within 5 months. I started photographing nature in Columbus’ Metro Parks. I got down low, and walked where I wasn’t supposed to. I saw some beautiful things, and I saw tragic messes. Culture was creeping into my landscapes.
Electro Cult Circus is an offbeat favorite at regional festivals. An ECC show is a total experience; burlesque, comedy, belly dance, soaring instrumentals and a wall of harmonies. We have traveled from New York to New Orleans with our merry band of pranksters. Our music has been featured on local radio CD102.5, Spotify. Pandora and IHEARTRADIO Plus hundreds of college radio stations across the country. We are just a figment of your imagination. With no end and no beginning.
We have band members. Casey and Jessica Ward , Sal Porchia , Mike Folker , Andrew Davis , Mike Schiller Shaunna Moore
MJ Ramos , Pixie Litt, Ren Kitsune, Vixie Noir ,
Mythic Moves is a Columbus based theatrical bellydance troupe that has been lighting up the Trauma stage since 2015 with mythology inspired pieces and original music and choreography. To engage Mythic Moves for your event, please visit our Facebook page at
A columbus native, Crew Duff blends a wide range of danceable stylings. Listeners can expect sensual sounds, big bass, and plenty of synthesizers while he’s at the wheel. Plan to get funky, and probably a little sweaty.
Building Blocks is the BDSM education program in Las Vegas. Steven / Carnal_Knowledge, Cricket, and Momo are students, teachers, and founders of Building Blocks. They are, once again, running the naughty photo booth. You bring the fantasy; they’ll turn it into reality. Our motto: pics, or it didn’t happen.
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!
The Tantalizing Tigers is a group of female performing artists who strive for professionalism. Who strive to inspire lovers of art, to bring wonderment and awe to those who seek it and to strengthen the places we love with beauty, thrills and a sense of transcending to new heights.Our mission is to strengthen the performing arts scene and to make a difference. We strive to be a beacon of strength and confidence and to inspire all women to be themselves and to be comfortable in their own skin.
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. Laura is a sex educator and pleasure coach. A student of Betty Dodson and a Bodysex facilitator, Laura specializes in self-love and sexual pleasure. Websites: https://drbumpy.com/ and http://joyfullyorgasmic.com/
Raised by Wolves
Raised by Wolves is a duo that believes tying should be fun. Their performances and classes focus on connection and intimacy through rope. In addition to their performance, you can find them at Ritual throughout the event.
Ritual disrupts structures of repression and oppression with irreverence and playfulness. Ritual is a space to explore the power of magic. Enter Ritual and leave transformed.
Cody the Clown
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Betties based out of Columbus Ohio and surrounding areas have been around for over 3 years. This band of misfits formed during the pandemic and have been going hard ever since. This diverse group is geared towards classic burlesque, flow arts, singing, pole, fans, circus stunts and theatrical performances.
Chad Tennant better known as C10 is a Columbus, Ohio based rap artist who has a way of connecting with the audience through his captivating stage performances and wide variety of relatable content. A lover of hip-hop with influences like Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest and Kanye West, C10 doesn’t limit himself to one style of hip-hop and that shows in his song variety and truthful, energetic, feel-good music. C10 has opened for over 60 national recording artist and has an upcoming album set to release before the end of 2021 titled “This is 40”. Connect with C10 on all social media platforms. Follow on IG @Therealc10, or Chad Tennant on Facebook “Define your own cool and measure your own success.” – C10https://www.instagram.com/therealc10/?hl=en
Kristen started her flow journey in 2014, and now is a freelance performer who specializes in fire, aerial, and stilt walking. Kristen has a unique style of both tech and dance flow. Her performance experience includes performing for corporate events to festivals like Lost Lands and everything in between.
Professional Beatboxer, Looper & Producer from Columbus, Ohio. Formerly known as LethalFX.
Cassilyn Divining is a shamanic artist based in Columbus, Ohio. Their materials are mainly ink, watercolor and acrylic. They are an intuitive energy healer and certified in Reiki. As a medium they can channel untold stories of past lives through portraits as well as messages for those living.
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. Sounds 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 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!
BobbyD and friends present an original Trauma crafted chaotic dance riot musical performance.
As a spooky-minded, ritual-driven performance artist, Morgana (She/Her) feels an intense draw towards working with the in-between spaces and the crafting of connections. She furthers her journey with the crafting of ritual items, participating in flesh pulls along with flesh suspension work, and loves using music to express the relationship between them all. Walk alongside her on this path of Ordeal Work, Shadow Work, and self-acceptance. Don’t be surprised to find everything she touches covered in glitter, she sprinkles a little wherever she goes.
Based out of Columbus, Ohio,..ToadNuggz is a variety of electronic music : TRAP.. DRUM N BASS ..HOUSE ..BASS MUSIC … GLICTH HOP …TRIP HOP… EXPERIMENTAL !!
On the Summer Solstice of 2021, under the light of the full moon and around the heat of a community bonfire, the Mystic Market was founded. Shortly after, Nick Wolak of Evolved and Taylor Brady gave us a regular home at the Sohud Collective. The Mystic Market is innately tied into the Evolved family since its inception and we are forever grateful.
Thank you Nick and thank you Evolved for having us at Trauma again this year – we’re here to Bring the Magic!
Mystic Market is our community’s “OG enchanted night market” uniting esoterics of all sorts. Meeting regularly at Sohud and Brothers Drake, we are an all-inclusive market featuring our community’s uniquely amazing artists, readers, healers, seers, metaphysical shops, dancers, musicians and more. You can find us on instagram @mysticmrkt for further information and to get involved!
Mr Robot Geek Art
Beware! The Lycan Bite is a Werewolf Rock/Occulternative trio that’s here to bring the terror! A three-piece beast born in quarantine with gnashing vocals, clawing guitar, cratering bass and bludgeoning drums! Their music has been featured on CD92.9 and their debut “FANGS EP” can be found on Spotify and other SCREAMING services!
The Bell Tower
Low Sensory Room
Suspensions Dance Party
Fusing together inspirations from club music, EDM, and nerd culture, Obi-Wan Shinobi offers a unique performance energy that keeps people grooving. As resident DJ of the cosplay party series Glotaku, and warehouse party Limit Break; Obi brings quick blends and multi-genre beats featuring samples from video games, and pop-culture to conventions, clubs, and raves alike. You can listen to and watch Obi’s sets here: https://linktr.ee/obiwanshinob1
High Five bartenders reunion
Who is Anonymous Uzumaki, better yet, WHAT is Anonymous Uzumaki? Forever shifting throughout realities, there’s honestly no way of telling what form you’ll encounter them in. Prepare for an experience and leave the money on the nightstand.
Limit Break- Party series hosted by Blessed Up Gand and verge.fm focused on elevating POC-pioneered genre and rave culture in the midwest. Residents Obi-Wan Shinobi, Love Higher, Don, and Seneschal will be laying down some of the best club, baile-funk, ghetto-tech, jungle, hip-hop, and garage so expect an eclectic blend that pushes rave sounds from the 90s to today.
Null Entertainment- Founded only last year in 2021, Null Entertainment is a boutique promotion and production company based out of Columbus, OH. Proudly following a philosophy of “absolutely no compromises” when it comes to pushing the sounds it believes in, anyone that has attended a Null event can attest to the unique atmosphere and vibe curated at each function. Null actively participates in the Columbus music scene via Murkwood, the only regularly hosted deep dubstep event in Columbus; a community-driven open decks where any genre and style can find a home; as well as contracting out its services to like-minded promoting companies.
Push culture at all costs, universally. Featuring: Squid, LoFiLa, Harok, and Persephone
Emily had been a photographer, and model, for 12 years. About 5 years ago she started a new journey learning Artistic Rope. She is part of the local community and has learned many of her skills there. Because of the pandemic shutdown, she has evolved her practice onto Instagram, TikTok, and a few other online places. There she shares her love and knowledge of Artist Rope. These days you can find her modeling and performing as KnottyEmily or EmilyRopes. You will also find her doing stilt walking, and rope shows, with: The Amazing Giants.
Poisyn is the resident sensual and erotic drag banshee of Columbus. Known for her high energy and seductive dance moves, she’s here to make you question everything you think you know about yourself.
Based out of central Ohio, Body Farm is a 4 piece hardcore punk band that pushes into Power Violence and grind as often as possible.
Body Farm is heavily active in local politics and has worked with and supports NARAL of Greater Ohio, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, Sex Militant and the Black, Queer and Intersectional Collective.
Beethoven’s of basement rock, known to be loud and charming beyond measure
Altar de los Muertos
Improv Jam Session
DJ NCoder is a long-time Columbus Punk, Goth, and Industrial dance DJ with a genre and decade-spanning library of old school angst to new school stomp.
Drag Queen, Astrologer, Ms Edna Mwah, is known to turn the party and leave it ALL on the stage. Stunting in custom couture, she’ll undoubtedly have your jaw on the floor with her first 8-count.
Mac is a Columbus local based Indy/alt band that makes music you’ll want to cry, pray or make out to. Started by vocalist/ bassist Mac McAlpine and guitarist Colton Hamilton, Mac is a group that can charm you with the feeling of nostalgia and yearning with their plucky and vocal heavy songs from their upcoming ep “Heaven”.
Wearable art and sculpture presented by local artist Gerald Fitzpatrick.
Pandora Foxx is the Owner, Executive Producer, and multi-award-winning choreographer of the Columbus, Ohio-based performance and philanthropy troupe Crimson Lace Cabaret, voted “Best Burlesque Troupe in Ohio” in 2015 and 2016. She is the Owner of Mask Disruption, LLC, Founder of Foxx-Fatale Entertainment, and member of Columbus-based dance trio Panache à Trois. A multi-award-winning pageant promoter and talent choreographer, classically trained dancer of over 35 years, burlesque performer and teacher/instructor of over 13 years, and lifelong social justice activist & advocate. Not to mention alongside burlesque, she is a Femme Queen formerly crowned Miss Ohio Gay Pride Femme 2019 and the “Vixen Noire who outs the Ass in Classy”… Pandora Foxx!
Aaron Austen’s 20 plus years behind the decks has landed him smack dab in the thick of it. Working along side of the biggest names in the industry over the past decade has really fine tuned Aaron’s sets & sounds. What makes Aaron unique is his ability to make house and techno sound appropriate wherever he plays. He has been an instrumental part of promoting and opening for some of the biggest names in the world such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Claude Von Stroke, Steve Aoki, Justin Martin & the list goes on.
After a short break from his son being born His imprint Run614’s weekly house/techno nights have turned some heads in the Midwest. Booking talent from around the world like Mark Farina, Justin Martin, Golf, Clap, Gettoblaster, Dj Dan b2b Donald Glaude, Gene Farris, J Phlip, Kill Frenzy, Dr Fresch, Ardalan, & Bruno Furlan.
BK (formerly of Project Car and Network EDM) is a Thump resident DJ specializing in House/Tech House/Techno. Years of experience combined with a deep library keeps sets up him up to move many types of floors. He’s been keeping people dancing with MBFP, Run614 and Push Productions for 10+ years.
Midwest-native Lord JayB is known as a proper orchestrator of the dance floor with his bass-focused House, Tech House and Techno sound. Keeping the dancefloor fueled throughout the night is JayB’s prime
objective with a strong focus on the tension and release of his listener’s ear. His roots growing up in Ohio, Detroit and Chicago provide the backdrop for a musical experience that could only be described as infinite grandeur.
We’re an Alternative Rock band from Columbus that’s been around for nearly a decade, playing a number of festivals and benefit shows in the central Ohio area. Recently added to the lineup, we’re currently in the studio recording a new album, set to release early next year.
Formed in 2016 after recording an album on a microcassette found at a rummage sale, Dandelion Hunter found its home in layering drum samples and tape loops over a lofi amalgamation of melancholy melodies and experimental B-horror movie antics. Currently, aside from playing shows at venues and houses around Columbus, Dandelion Hunter is recording new music and creating an AI generated mystery/experimental film revolving around the digitization of consciousness.
The Mongrel King
Crop Failure is a multimedia artist and writer with a debut poetry chapbook coming TBA! She is a proud member of the Sex Kitten Purrlesque burlesque troupe, an Assistant Director for the Fishnet Mafia, Columbus’ only Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast, and 1/3 of the Trash Kitten Trio. The plague demon of Bossy Grrls Pinup Joint, our favorite plague and soon to be yours, Crop Failure!
The Hardest working independent artist with a global appeal, Wallabe “The Reallest” born Walter Brewer, is a Columbus, Ohio native who uses street savvy and self-empowering lyrics to inspire, invoke and motivate his audience. Dominating the underground circuit, Wallabe has sold over 175,000 units from the trunk of his car. Independently he has over 17,000 listens and over 25,000 downloads in thirty days; currently 60,000 downloads quickly surpassing some of the industry’s top selling recording artist, and earning a “Bronze” status on the popular mixtape website www.datpiff.com.