TRANS AM explores the most complex and personal parts of the human experience, through the lens of Lisa Stephen Friday. With stories and songs, Lisa shares her own trans journey as a means of understanding our common human desire for self-actualization and respect while calling out the absurdity of a world obsessed with other-ness. An irreverent new one-woman autobiography, TRANS AM features the music of cult-favorite NYC glam rock band Lisa Jackson & Girl Friday.
LISA STEPHEN FRIDAY is a musician and actor currently living in Alexandria VA. From 2000-2006 Lisa led the NYC-based rock band, Lisa Jackson & Girl Friday, who, at the time, were one of the most buzzed about bands in the city. Backed by a loyal fan-base, Lisa and the band played standing room shows at some of the biggest and best clubs in the city (including headlining many shows at the monthly Homocorp at the infamous CBGBs). As a touring band, Lisa Jackson & Girl Friday were one of the few queer bands at the time that were 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. Lisa is an active and out-spoken advocate for Queer-Rights and is proud to be sharing her own Rock and Roll Revolution with you here today.