Interstate

A New Musical

Thank you for coming to see Interstate at NYMF this summer! We're still fundraising to cover final expenses. Learn more and make a tax-deductible donation here!

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ABOUT THE SHOW

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, the band embarks 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.

 

Book and Lyrics by: Melissa Li and Kit Yan
Music by: Melissa Li
Directed by: Jessi D. Hill

 

MEET THE CAST

Click each actor's name to learn more about them.

Ensemble/Dad...................................................................... KIET TAI CAO
Dash........................................................................ JON VIKTOR CORPUZ
Ensemble/Carly .................................................................... ESCO JOULEY
Adrian ..................................................................................... ANGEL LIN
Ensemble/Madison............................................................ ALLISON LINKER
Ensemble/Mom .................................................................. MICHELLE NOH Henry.................................................................................SUSHMA SAHA
Ensemble/Chad ...............................................................ANDREAS WYDER

 

INTERSTATE'S Creative TEAM

Music Director: Karen Dryer
Choreographer: Jessica Chen
Scenic Design: Edward Morris
Costume Design: Deepsikha Chatterjee
Lighting Design: Jennifer J. Fok
Sound Design: Fan Zhang
Co-Scenic Design: Anton Volovsek
Prop Design: Janelle Lawrence
Dramaturg: Natasha Sinha
Orchestrations & Arrangements: Macy Schmidt