performance LABORATORIES

Grapefruit Lab is an experiment in multimedia collaboration — building on the work of Vicious Trap. We want to bring people together in art and conversation, without regard for classical medium and genre divisions. Because people are diverse, and because experimental does not have to be cold, or distant, or full of pretense.

Something About Jane Eyre (coming soon in 2018)

We are working on adapting the classic novel, Jane Eyre, into a queer, feminist musing with music. Backed up by local Denver band, Teacup Gorilla and performed and designed by Grapefruit Lab members, expect to see Jane in all her angst and humor, fronting a band and fighting with authority, February 22nd - March 4th, 2018 at the Bakery in Denver.

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Pity + Fear @ Feral Factory's Opening Party - May 27th around 8:00pm 

At the Crash, 2557 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205

FREE! - Party from 7pm-10pm - Performance around 8pm

Feral Factory's openings are part art exhibition, part performance, entertainment, and party—an evening of aesthetic inspiration and community.

Come see a short performance based on the art and theme "Theater of Memory, Theater of Prophecy." We will preview a selection from pity + fear, an original musing of words, movement, and soundplay on the three deaths of Aglauros, the serpent child, and the trustworthiness of oracles in our contemporary world. This piece explores dream and prophecy through metaphor, sound, word, and movement.


Kenny Storms :: The In-Between, 2015/16

Kenny Storms :: The In-Between, 2015/16

The In-Between

A site-specific performance, down a long dirt road, through the remote desert, encountering the denizens of the place: Echo, Narcissus, the Grey Woman, Turkey, and the Warbler. Medusa invites each of them into her chamber. Influenced by the writings of Edward Abbey, and As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art by Rebecca Solnit. Performed as Vicious Trap. 

Julie Rada :: glASS (and other imponderables), 2011

Julie Rada :: glASS (and other imponderables), 2011

glASS (and other imponderables)

An in-the-moment performance meditation on Indra’s Net, the phenomenon that alchemies sand into glass, and what exactly constitutes polite behavior. Source material derived from such texts as Emily Post’s The Rules, Brian Greene’s Darkness on the Edge of the Universe, and Beverly Cleary’s Ramona Forever. Julie may or may not discover pomegranate seeds in her panties. Performed as Vicious Trap.


Matthew Schultz:: Missa Populi, 2010

Matthew Schultz:: Missa Populi, 2010

Missa Populi

This ain’t grace - this all fucked - this old thing. Missa Populi is a reclaiming of the Catholic Mass—an exploration and undermining from within. All we have left is our broken and battered selves. Combining the sacrifice, transcendence, blood, and circumstance of the original with history, live music, science, dance, literature, and pop culture to find a wholly modern communion experience. Performed as Vicious Trap.

Julie Rada :: A Murder One Less, 2009

Julie Rada :: A Murder One Less, 2009

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. According to Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle one can never be exactly sure of both the velocity and the position of a particle. People (and houses) cannot always find out what they want to know. Uncertainty prevails. One evening, woman, man, and house collide; not all of them survive. Performed as Vicious Trap.


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