The David Henry Hwang Theatre
120 Judge John Aiso Street, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Book by Melissa Li & Kit Yan
Music & Lyrics by Melissa Li
Poetry & Additional Lyrics by Kit Yan
Directed by Jesca Prudencio
INTERSTATE is an Asian-American pop-rock poetry musical that follows Dash, a transgender spoken word performer who becomes internet-famous along with his best friend Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter.
Fueled by the allure of fame and a desire to connect with their community, Dash and Adrian embark on a road trip across America for their first national tour. Their fiercely political and deeply personal music touches Henry, a transgender teenage boy living in small-town middle America, and he finds solace in their art as he struggles with his own identity and family. After blogging about the band and documenting his own gender journey, he decides to set out on a quest to meet his heroes in person, hoping to find answers to his own struggles.
INTERSTATE is a touching story about how two transgender people at different stages of their journey navigate love, family, masculinity, and finding a community in the era of social media. Interstate is based on the true story of Good Asian Drivers, a queer band active from 2008-2010.