• art’ orgs

    Grapefruit Lab

    Co-Founder: Multimedia performance laboratory & theater ensemble

    Teacup Gorilla

    Bass & Vocals: Dark indie-rock soundscapes with evocative poetry

    Ersatz Robots

    Bass: Trans-femme 90’s-alt sad-girl rock

    Raven Jane

    Multi-Instrumetalist: indie roots-rock featuring Rachel Eisenstat

    The LIDA Project

    Technical Director: Art theatre designed to infect the mind

    Dirt Circle Dogs

    Multi-Instrumetalist: Blues-inflected bright/dark music

    Countdown to Zero

    Technical Director: 10-show political theater collective

    New World Arts

    Artistic Director: Ensemble theater, gallery, and event space

    Goshen College

    Student & Master Electrician: Theater, writing, & visual arts

    Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    Stage Management Intern: Among the oldest & largest professional non-profit theatres in the nation.

    203 ‘art’ episodes

    2019

    User Unfriendly @ Agnes Scott College

    | talk | Atlanta, GA

    A project-manager’s reflections on human-centered problem-solving, client communication, and user feedback in agile web development.

    Queer Art @ Charis Books

    | reading | Atlanta, GA

    A fragmented memory of friendship – navigating fluid genders, relationships, and bodies that resist order, category, or completion. Inspired by Margaret Clap, and the many myths of Hermaphroditus.

    User Unfriendly @ Design 4 Drupal [keynote]

    | talk | Boston, MA

    User Unfriendly @ Open Source Conference

    | talk | Denver, CO

    Vagina Monologues @ Firehouse Art Center

    | theater

    I was invited to perform a Vagina Monologue, and ended up writing my own.

    Celebration, Florida @ square product theatre

    | theater

    an un-rehearsed play by Greg Wohead

    2018

    Teacup Gorilla @ Ross-Cherry Creek Library

    | music | Denver, CO

    Outside The Room @ Denver Center for the Performing Arts

    | theater

    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.

    Not the UMS @ Remixed Gifts

    | music | Denver, CO

    User Unfriendly @ Metro State Mobile Prototyping

    | talk | Denver, CO

    JANE/EYRE @ The Bakery

    | theater

    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.

    2017

    Teacup Gorilla @ 7th Circle Music Collective

    | music | Denver, CO

    Teacup Gorilla @ Syntax Physic Opera

    | music | Denver, CO

    Anti-UMS Fest @ 1010 Workshop

    | music | Denver, CO

    A Leon Affair @ Leon Gallery

    | reading | Denver, CO

    ACLU Benefit @ The Bakery

    | music | Denver, CO

    Some Kind of Resistance Tour @ Open Grounds

    | journal | Charlottesville, VA

    It’s been a month since our country pseudo-elected a bigoted blow-hard for president. I’m heading to DC to protest his inauguration in January, visit friends, and go on a mixed-media resistance tour…

    Losing ControlUVA Scholars’ Lab

    | talk | Charlottesville, VA

    2016

    Some Kind of Resistance Tour

    | journal

    It’s been a month since our country pseudo-elected a bigoted blow-hard for president. I’m heading to DC to protest his inauguration in January, visit friends, and go on a mixed-media resistance tour…

    Teacup Gorilla @ Syntax Physic Opera

    | music | Denver, CO

    Underground Music Showcase @ Illegal Pete’s

    | music

    Founded in 2001, The UMS is an annual three-day celebration of music featuring hundreds of bands across multiple venues.

    MoonConf @ Galvanize Boulder

    | music | Boulder, CO

    The In-Between @ Rio Mesa Center

    | theater

    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.

    Teacup Gorilla @ The Squire Lounge

    | music | Denver, CO

    Teacup Gorilla @ 7th Circle Music Collective

    | music | Denver, CO

    Teacup Gorilla @ 7th Circle Music Collective

    | music | Denver, CO

    2015

    Species of the Stars @ The Bakery

    | music video | Denver, CO

    We’re excited to be part of the single release for Species of the Stars by our good friends Open to the Hound!

    EP Release Party @ Hi Dive

    | album | Denver, CO

    Teacup Gorilla’s debut album

    Departure Tour @ Tennyson’s Tap

    | music | Denver, CO

    Teacup Gorilla @ G***y House Cafe

    | music | Denver, CO

    Teacup Gorilla @ Merchant’s Mile High Saloon

    | music | Denver, CO

    Riding SideSaddle* @ SpringGun Press

    | novel

    A fragmented memory of friendship – navigating fluid genders, relationships, and bodies that resist order, category, or completion. Inspired by Margaret Clap, and the many myths of Hermaphroditus.

    2014

    Teacup Gorilla @ Pikes Peak Brewing Co.

    | music | Monument, CO

    The Post-Obsolete BookELO Conference

    | project

    An archival rhizome ecology in ten parts, and a reflection on the obsolescence of obsolescence – documented on the cloud, and open-sourced as a defense against post-post-obsolescence.

    Teacup Gorilla @ Pikes Peak Brewing Co.

    | music | Monument, CO

    Queen City Magnetic @ BandCamp

    | album

    Not our album, but we did write a few of the songs…

    2013

    Teacup Gorilla @ Herman’s Hideaway

    | music | Denver, CO

    2012

    Fuck The Muse @ The Operating System

    | article

    a series of articles on creative process

    Collaboration & Queer Art @ Boulder Writers’ Workshop

    | interview

    interview with Richard Wall of the Boulder Writers’ Workshop

    The Post-Obsolete BookSLSA 2012 – Electronic Literature and the Nonhuman

    | project | Milwaukee, WI

    The Post-Obsolete Book @ post-obsolete.com

    | project

    An archival rhizome ecology in ten parts, and a reflection on the obsolescence of obsolescence – documented on the cloud, and open-sourced as a defense against post-post-obsolescence.

    Into the Green Green Mud @ greengreenmud.com

    | novel

    A novel about new love, moving apart, and what comes next. A love story, and an after-love story – told wiith poetry and pictures.

    2010

    Raven Jane @ BandCamp

    | org

    For a few years, Teacup Gorilla performed & recorded music with Rachel Eisenstat – initially as Iron City, and later as Raven Jane.

    Iron City @ BandCamp

    | album

    For a few years, Teacup Gorilla performed & recorded music with Rachel Eisenstat – initially as Iron City, and later as Raven Jane.

    Fundraiser @ The Packing House

    | music | Denver, CO

    Missa Populi

    | script

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

    Missa Populi @ PackingHouse Center for the Arts

    | theater

    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.

    Roller Skating With My CousinBINDERY | space

    | theater | Denver, CO

    Part science lab, part disco, Roller Skating With My Cousin is a lively, dark romp in which synchronized roller skaters build a tower under a star-flecked mirror ball sky.

    2009

    A Murder One LessBINDERY | space

    | theater

    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.

    RAIN/ of terrorBINDERY | space

    | theater | Denver, CO

    The citizens are easily roused and swayed, as a culture of fear infects the city with the constant threat of execution.

    2008

    The Anonymous Mr. W.BINDERY | space

    | theater | Denver, CO

    Inspired by Georg Büchner’s unfinished masterpiece, Woyzeck, The LIDA Project reinterprets the story of a young soldier returning from the horrors of war.

    (#9) The Resistible Rise of Arturo UiBINDERY | space

    | theater

    A parable play and fantastic spectacle, warning of the dangers of a desperate populace handing over power to a corrupt leader.

    Untitled #39 | Dresden Dolls @ Bluebird Theater

    | theater | Denver, CO

    We created this site-specific and interactive performance as an opening act for the Dresden Dolls – performed in the lobby.

    (#10) My Name Is Rachel Corrie @ Countdown to Zero

    | theater | Las Vegas, NV

    Rachel Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003) was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Al-Aqsa Intifada. She was killed when she tried to obstruct a Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer o perated by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF.)

    The LIDA Project

    | theater | Denver, CO

    Founded in 1995, The LIDA Project is a meta-media art collective dedicated to experimental live performance.

    2007

    Countdown to Zero

    | theater | Denver, CO

    Countdown to Zero is a political theatre collective established in 2007 by Brian Freeland & Julie Rada. The collective has committed to a series of 10 theatrical works (10 counting down to zero) at which time the collective will disband.

    Bigger Guns III @ New World Arts

    | theater

    A live action comedy, inspired by the movies, and created by our ensemble.

    2006

    Hello and Goodbye @ New World Arts

    | theater

    A sister and brother dig through the rubble of their lives…

    Fear/Falling @ New World Arts

    | theater

    OCD and love produce the same chemical in the brain…

    2005

    Sadomasochism @ New World Arts

    | theater

    We hurt ourselves for love…

    In a Time of War @ New World Arts

    | theater

    Based on a series of interviews with Annie in 2003, this play was produced first by Goshen College as a runner-up for the International Peace Play Contest, and then in collabiration with New World Arts for my senior thesis production.

    2004

    Criminal Hearts @ New World Arts

    | theater

    It’s not a great script, but it was my full-length directorial debut.

    Every Other Day @ New World Arts

    | theater

    Another day in the lives of Milo & Sam.

    2003

    In a Time of War

    | script

    Reflections of a Mennonite holocaust survivor after the war

    Antony & Cleopatra @ Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    | theater | Ashland, OR

    A glittering tragedy, a passionate romance, and an internship opportunity.

    2002

    A Lie of the Mind @ New World Arts

    | theater

    Some brutal Sam Sheppard…

    2001

    The House of Yes @ New World Arts

    | theater

    The play by Wendy MacLeod.

    Danny and the Deep Blue Sea @ New World Arts

    | theater

    My first forray into professional theater, as a lighting designer for New World Arts.

    New World Arts

    | theater | Goshen, IN

    Founded in 1998 as New World Players, we produced original & alternative ensemble theater for over a decade – along with an art gallery and event space.