The hem of a wedding gown, reflected in a puddle - blank pages floating around

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

Yoko Ono

Join Us…

Five actors creating a scene: one center on the ground; one behind, arms raised; others in motion around. Offset line-drawings of their bodies are scribbled on top

Drop-In Improv Class

Sundays 12:30-1:45pm, starting April 21 2024

Drop-in improvisation classes are an accessible and fresh way of experiencing the thrill of improv. No prior experience is necessary, but experienced actors and improvisers looking to get some reps in are also welcome!

Our Shows

A pond with cattail reeds and mountains, sketched in a single pencil line, with an electrical diagram sun reflecting in the water - small red arrows form rays pointing in at the sun

Whiskey From Strangers

As their album-release is overtaken by a Denver mythology, the members of Teacup Gorilla have to contend with friendship, loss, identity, memory, and a cursed pool that 'makes men soft'.

Two birds drawn in blue and red on a photo of a swing. Strange Bird, Queer Bird - Grapefruit Lab

Strange Bird, Queer Bird

A playful and intimate exploration of love, comfort, and home in a world that seems to be falling apart.

Miriam reaching dramatically across herself, a ladder in the background

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?

Julie on her back in a pile of leaves, with a white sheet tangled over her

Memento Mori

Memento Mori, developed in the midst of a global pandemic and at a moment of suspension for most forms of live art, is about preparing for death, a meditation meant to remind and inspire.

Woman in an apron, dancing and singing into a wooden spoon


A traveling performance in an historic building, inspired by stories about food and belonging - both historical and contemporary - from the Five Points and Curtis Park neighborhood of Denver.

Julie sweeping in front of a table, Meghan and Buba have their backs turned

Outside the Room

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 room in Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

Jane cradles her dying girlfriend, caressing her cheek


Songs and stories from Jane Eyre — a queer adaptation of the classic novel, featuring Teacup Gorilla & Dameon Merkl.

Kenny in a brown suit with red bow tie, looking through the branches of a tree

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.

Julie in a white slip in kneeling in front of a paint sink, lining up figures on the edge of a plastic-lined mud box

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.

Mat Shultz in a black dress & birthday hat, lighting candles on a cake - in front of a bathtub

Missa Populi

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.

Julie in a crate, watching a portable TV through the slats

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.