a punk musical by Nathan Leigh

world premiere in 2020


Let’s Start A Zine is a story exploring the unique struggle of being an aging participant in a youth culture. It’s 1993, and Jackie and Tessa, now in their early 30s, have existed in a sort of stasis since their late teens. As the publishers of an influential DIY zine, their status within Boston’s punk scene has risen from outsider to major player. When touring musician Gina gets stranded by her bandmates and in need of a place to crash and Jackie is hit with a sudden illness, they’re forced to confront their place in a movement they help nurture, but no-longer see themselves in. 

images from the Riot Grrrl archive