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APRIL 24, 2023


By Lisa Stephen Friday

Playwright’s Night | 7 PM

TRANS AM is a daring, new, one-woman rock musical by Lisa Stephen Friday, featuring the music of Lisa Jackson & Girl Friday. It’s a touching, funny, rock-your-face-off look at a transgender woman’s very human experience.

The band were cult favorite, punk-pop/glam-rock darlings in the 90s and aughts, regularly headlining NYC clubs like CBGB, The Knitting Factory, Arlene’s Grocery, Mercury Lounge and more. They toured the country sharing the stage with Pat Benatar, The Psychedelic Furs, The Motels, Indigo Girls and other favorites, as one of the only bands with an out trans front-woman at the time.

Lisa is an extraordinary storyteller, actress, and musician with a fascinating life story, and the play is a necessary piece of theatre in today’s rapidly shifting cultural landscape – exploring what it means to be different in a world where labels of “other” are still too often the status quo. It’s provocative, endlessly entertaining, and bluntly presents themes of social challenges, tolerance, and LGBTQ+ acceptance.


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The Human Race Theatre Company


Lisa Stephen Friday




Lisa Stephen Friday Playwright

Lisa Stephen Friday is a Singer, Musician, and Actor currently living in New York City.

Her most notable work is with the New York City rock band Lisa Jackson & Girl Friday. From 2000-2006, the band was a featured act at NYC’s most notorious rock club, CBGB’s, and was the headlining act at the monthly queer party Homocorp. Lisa Jackson & Girl Friday was also one of the few queer bands at the time being featured at Pride events around the country, where they shared the stage with bands such as The Psychedelic Furs, The Motels, and Pat Benatar.

Prior to her years with Lisa Jackson & Girl Friday, Lisa worked as an actor and singer in NYC, performing in numerous regional productions in theaters such as Goodspeed Opera House, Alabama Shakespeare Company, and The Ordway Theater. In 1999, Lisa toured the country in the national touring company of The Buddy Holly Story.