A new musical by Melissa Li and Kit Yan
Directed by Jesca Prudencio
East West Players
Los Angeles, CA
TBD in 2021
Interstate is a Queer Asian-American pop-rock musical about two trans people at different stages of their journeys, navigating love, family, masculinity, and finding community in the era of social media. It charts Dash, a transgender spoken word performer as he goes on a cross-country tour with Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter, as the activist band, Queer Malady, fueled by the allure of fame and a desire to connect with the Queer Asian community. The band’s fiercely political and deeply personal music touches Henry, a transgender teenage blogger living in middle America, who finds solace in their art as he struggles with his own identity and family.
After a hit run at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, the musical makes its west coast premiere!
A Short Film
Jesca makes her film directing debut in Filmelodic's new sci-fi short. At a time when the United States is increasingly divided along ideological lines, we have become more entrenched in our own narratives and echo chambers. American Quartet explores how we could use technology to understand and therefore empathize with “the others” in society.
The universal language of Dvořák’s beautiful music drives the film and allows the characters to tell their stories wordlessly.
2019 Malabo International Music & Film Festival
2020 Hudson Valley Film Festival
2020 Garden State Film Festival
2020 Wild Indie Sci-Fi Film Festival, London
2020 Philip K Dick Science Fiction and Supernatural Festival, NYC
2020 FilmArte Festival, Madrid
2020 Women at the Center, Barcelona
2020 Roswell Film Festival
2020 MayDay Film Festival