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Akira and Delphy tell their band members that Akira's mom has hired a rent-a-cop with a taser gun to keep her from going to the ocean. Joanie has an idea for how to get them to the ocean. She goes through her crate of zines to find the answer.

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JOANIE
SCHOOL CAN’T PREPARE YOU
FOR THE TEENAGE UNIVERSE.
YOU CAN’T TRUST YOUR PARENTS
‘CAUSE YOUR PARENTS ARE THE WORST.
YOU WANT TO BE YOURSELF,
SO THEY HIRE ARMED GUARDS,
AND THE GUARDS WANT TO BLAST YOU
WITH THEIR TASER GUNS!
A MAGAZINE TELLS YOU HOW TO PUT ON MAKEUP.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A BAD BREAK UP.
WHERE’S THE INFO WHEN THE SYSTEM FAILS YOU?
YOU’RE NOT GOING TO LEARN IT WATCHING CORPORATE NEWS!
YOU CAN FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE UNDERGROUND SCENE.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS ARE WRITTEN IN A ZINE!
IF YOU GOT A PROBLEM
OUTSIDE OF THE MAINSTREAM,

RAYA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

DELFINA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

AKIRA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

JOANIE
WHEN THE PATRIARCHY
MAKES YOU WANT TO SCREAM,

RAYA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

DELFINA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

AKIRA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

JOANIE
IF YOU’RE GOING VEGAN
AND YOU WANT TO MAKE A CREAM,
RAYA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

DELFINA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

AKIRA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

JOANIE
WE’LL LEARN SELF DEFENSE TO FIGHT THESE SELL OUT RENT-A-COPS.
SNEAK OUT TO THE OCEAN AND PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS.
YOU KNOW YOU WON’T BE RESCUED BY SOME WHITE SAVIOR PUNKS.
THE WHOLE IDEA MAKES ME WANT TO SPEW UP CHUNKS!
WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED IN THE REBEL GRRL SCENE.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS ARE WRITTEN IN A ZINE!
HERE IS A ZINE FOR PEOPLE NAMED FRAN.

RAYA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

DELFINA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

AKIRA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT?

JOANIE
HERE IS A ZINE FOR EATING MORE BRAN.

RAYA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT?

DELFINA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT?

AKIRA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT?

JOANIE
THERE’S EVEN A ZINE FOR HOW TO MAKE A ZINE!


RAYA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

DELFINA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

AKIRA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

JOANIE
WHAT WE NEED IS A ZINE
FOR HOW TO FIGHT THE MAN!

RAYA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

DELFINA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

AKIRA
THERE’S A ZINE FOR THAT!

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released October 31, 2019
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PERFORMED BY

GRACE CHOI (AVENUE Q)

LAUREN MARCUS (BE MORE CHILL, Barrington Stage's COMPANY)

CATHY ANG (KPOP, WE ARE THE TIGERS)

AMANDA SAVAN (PETER PANIC)

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BOOK & LYRICS BY CLAIRE TRAN

MUSIC BY TERESA LOTZ

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RECORDED, MIXED, AND MASTERED BY KEVIN HOFFMAN (moonswingproductions.com)

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Akira & the Merpeople New York, New York

Akira & the Merpeople takes place in a world where merepeople are trapped in human bodies. At night the liberated merpeople call these humans to come back to their true selves. Akira, is a rebellious teenager, with a punk band, who believes she is supposed to be a merperson. Her mother, Huệ, a Vietnamese refugee who came as a "boat person," is keeping Akira from the ocean, out of her own fear. ... more

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