Julie Rada is a theatre and performance maker, educator, and scholar. They have done theatre for 34 years and have worked on over 80 performance projects. Julie’s directing credits include: Everybody (The Catamounts), Outside the Room (DCPA Off-Center), Antigone (DU Prison Arts Initiative), Good Kids (Univ. of Utah), Puhiza and Toka (ASU), HOT+WAX, Mouse in a Jar, RAIN/ OF TERROR (The LIDA Project). Other original works include: Strange Bird, Queer Bird, Pity + Fear, Memento Mori, a murder one less, and My Burning Tires (Grapefruit Lab). She co-directed: RECIPE (Grapefruit Lab, Theatre Artibus, Emancipation Theater), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (DU Prison Arts Initiative), JANE/EYRE (Grapefruit Lab), VOX: Under Construction (Phamaly). Julie has facilitated arts projects in the prison system for over ten years, and currently leads ACT Ensemble in Colorado’s DOC. She co-founded Grapefruit Lab, a hybrid performance collective queering community-embedded art and performance. Julie has been faculty at the MSU Denver, Univ. of Utah, and Naropa Univ., and currently serves at Interim Chair of Visual & Performing Arts at Community College of Aurora. They hold an MFA from ASU.