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Grapefruit Lab

Multimedia performance laboratory & theater ensemble

since August 2009 as Co-Founder in Denver, CO

We want to make art without assumptions – art that humanizes and entertains and challenges and brings people into conversation.

Julie, Kenny, and Miriam have been working together since 2007, under a range of different names and companies – most notably Vicious Trap, a catch-all moniker for our various interests.

Grapefruit Lab is the combined vision and multimedia intersection of our work. Grapefruit Lab’s name encapsulates our goal of combining highly-aesthetic, compelling artistic work embeded in our communities.

Grapefruit is a hybrid of lemon and orange. Snow is hybrid of wish and lament.

—Yoko Ono

See our shows below, for photos, scripts, and press:

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Pity+Fear (a travesty)

What does it mean to be a person – to have a body, and live in it – to make choices, and change over time – to tell the truth?

Outside The Room

@ Denver Center for the Performing Arts

A family struggles to find humanity and normalcy in a world made uncertain and strange after the transformation and “othering” of one of their own. This physical theatre piece imagines what happens on the other side of the iconic door in Kafka’s Metamorphosis.


@ The Bakery

We are not here to flatter egotism, or prop up humbug; we are merely telling the [queer] story. We value what is good in the book; but we believe in the existence of other, and more vivid kinds of goodness.

The In-Between

Try to locate the moon. Look longingly at the sky. Talk to others. Don’t lose track of where you are. This is the invitation from the Warbler to the other canyon inhabitants of the audience.

Script: Missa Populi

A modern, theatrical interpretation of the Catholic Mass – created by Grapefruit Lab and Teacup Gorilla.

Missa Populi

@ PackingHouse Center for the Arts

Combining the sacrifice, transcendence, blood, and circumstance of the Catholic Mass with history, live music, science, dance, literature, and pop culture to find a wholly modern communion experience. What we have left is our selves, broken and battered, but surviving together.

A Murder One Less

She is a plain and pensive woman. He is a rather ordinary man who lives in an extraordinary house. This house does algebraic equations and plots violence. One evening, woman, man, and house collide; not all of them survive.

Grapefruit Lab

since August 2009

We want to make art without assumptions – art that humanizes and entertains and challenges and brings people into conversation.

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