Chorus (a.k.a. The Large Hadron Collider) [photo by Erin Preston]

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.

Combining the biblical Tower of Babel with the sexual revolutionary act of roller skating – while asking whether we can create a custom-designed universe in our kitchen sink and, furthermore, why did Ronald Reagan fail as the anti-Christ?

Roller Skating With My Cousin is a musical love letter from the future, on wheels, with utter disregard for logic and linearity… the 1980s have long been thought of as a time best forgotten… Then along came the delightfully whacked-out lunatics at the LIDA Project.

Kurt Brighton, The Denver Post

It’s riveting, surprising, a beautiful cross…between theater and life.

Juliet Wittman, Westword

4 ‘LIDA’ episodes


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Roller Skating With My Cousin BINDERY | space | Denver, CO


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RAIN/ of terror BINDERY | space | Denver, CO

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


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The Anonymous Mr. W. BINDERY | space | 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.

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Untitled #39 | Dresden Dolls @ Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO

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