The Columbus Space is proud to Sponsor Trauma this year!
It’s one of the few local opportunities for a massive gathering of people — regardless of age, sexual identity, ethnicity — to express themselves creatively, sexually and openly, without censorship or corporate sponsorship.
Despite the frequency with which our private lives and fantasies manifest themselves in the corners of the internet, there remains a need to unleash with other bodies, a surrendering to the fact that, yes, we do need other people in the flesh.
Nowhere is this more evident in Columbus than the annual fetish-bash, TRAUMA. Featuring more than 300 performers, musicians and artists, this Halloween weekend event has become an institution of debauched art that would impress even the Marquis de Sade.
International performers as well an abundance of local artists will fill the church-turned-concert venue The Bluestone with everything from multi-media performance art, to burlesque, to suspension play, to every imaginable DJ spinning all night long. Local performers include some of our favorites from the Community – Big Girl Burlesque, Rope by Kevin, Markher & pennygurl, Bondage Nexus & Molly_V, and Guilty Pleasures just to name a few!
As organizer Nick Wolak puts it, “I feel very fortunate to be involved with this amazing event. Every year I meet wonderful new people, and I’m impressed with how the kink community opens its arms to anyone interested in exploring a new paradigm.”
Don’t let the kinky emphasis fool you — TRAUMA is much more of a multi-dimensional production than simply an organized kink party.
Throughout the years, Wolak and other organizers have prioritized benefiting Columbus based charities with proceeds from TRAUMA ticket sales, and this year is no different.
So buy a ticket, contribute to a good cause and revel in some Dionysian-level mayhem.