The road from trauma to tragedy. Interstate is the story of Olivia and Diane, who shared a childhood in vulnerable, unsafe circumstances before life sent them down different roads. The adult Diane reaches out from her stable life to Olivia, a prostitute in prison for murder. Interstate blends the horror and violence of Olivia’s life with the tenderness of old friendship and the hard questions of accountability.
Interstate contains themes of violence and sexual assault.
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Kathleen Kelly & Jennifer Cresswell
Interstate blends violence and friendship with the hard questions of accountability. Read the questions we asked Interstate’s co-librettists and co-stars, Kathleen Kelly and Jennifer Cresswell.
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Minnesota Opera President and General Director Ryan Taylor recently sat down with composer Kamala Sankaram to talk about her music, composing for digital performances like Interstate, and the impact of sharing new stories from diverse perspectives.