two figures walking away along a desert path, one in a gray dress, the other in a black suit with a pink scarf

Together, we practice a more queer and humane future through hybrid performance.

A laboratory for artistic exploration

We are humans first, and art is essential to our humanity. We strive for a more just and humane world, embracing the queerness in human experience – where collaborative art is an ongoing practice of radical community and collective healing. Performance is an embodied process for imagining, exploring, and deepening our humanity.

Grapefruit Lab is an old collaboration with a new name – bringing together the combined vision and multimedia experience of Julie Rada, Kenny Storms, and Miriam Suzanne.

Yoko Ono’s quip that a grapefruit is the hybrid of a lemon and an orange encapsulates our goal of combining highly-aesthetic, compelling artistic work with a process of creating alongside communities in ways that matter.


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Julie Rada (she/they)

Julie is as a director, performer, and scholar. She has done theater and performance art for over 31 years, working on over 80 performance projects -- with a focus on original work, immersive/site-specific experiences, and new plays. Julie has also worked in the prison system for over seven years, facilitating new works at prisons around the state of Colorado with the DU Prison Arts Initiative after previously founding arts programs in prisons in Utah and Arizona. She attended the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU/Tisch and Naropa University, and holds an MFA from Arizona State University.

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Miriam Suzanne (she/her)

Miriam is a writer, musician, performer, and tinkerer. She won the 2016 True West award for 10 Myths on the Proper Application of Beauty Products (Buntport Theater), an adaptation of her debut novel Riding SideSaddle* (SpringGun Press). Miriam also makes music with Teacup Gorilla, open-web software with OddBird, writes web standards for the W3C, and has a strange obsession with mechanical clocks.

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Kenny Storms (he/him)

Kenny is a musician, DJ, media designer, director, voice coach, and project manager. He hasn't given me a bio, and he doesn't have a website. Poor Kenny.