'Interstate' Rich Ryan

*CANCELED* Interstate

Every Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from March 5-28
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from March 8-29
2 p.m.
$35 guaranteed seating or free on a first-come, first-served basis
LGBTQ, Theater

Interstate tells the story of spoken-word performer Dash and singer-songwriter Adrian, two trans artists on a national tour with the band Queer Malady. Onstage, Dash and Adrian have found an expressive space far removed from the prohibitive expectations of their Asian-American families. Even more poignantly, their music has been discovered online by others who fall outside binary gender distinctions and heteronormative sexuality, as embodied by Henry, a trans teen struggling to understand, much less express, his emerging sense of self. Kit Yan and Melissa Li collaborated on the book and music, basing the narrative on their own adventure of touring the country as the band Good Asian Drivers. Directing this Mixed Blood Theatre production is Jessica Prudencio, who previously earned accolades for helming the company’s acclaimed staging of How to Use a Knife. Forging camaraderie in a euphoric rush of music, Interstate is a welcome reminder that the most enlightening art tends to be guided by a courageous spirit of inclusivity.