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Interstate is a glorious ‘pop-rock musical’ about inclusivity, queer and trans community, and the open road.
— The Village Voice

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.

Photo Credit: Edward T. Morris

Photo Credit: Edward T. Morris


Latest News


Interstate at NAMT 2019

Interstate has been selected as one of 8 new musicals to be showcased at NAMT’s 31st Annual Festival of New Musicals this year. Read more.

Mixed Blood Theater
World Premiere 2020

Following a successful sold-out run at the 2018 New York Musical Festival, Interstate will have its first full production at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. Read more.

Vivace Award Recipients

Melissa Li & Kit Yan are the recipients of the inaugural 2019 Vivace Award from the Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation. This is an unrestricted monetary award granted to a musical theater individual or team working on “visionary new work” that makes people want to “get up and dance.” Read more.

Interstate is a frank, poetic, touching, deeply moving musical theater work…
— Times Square Chronicles
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