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When estranged best friends Francesca and Zoe reunite in LA, a wild, weed-fueled night leads Zoe to break up with her fiancé, and hit the road with Francesca to start a new life in NYC. But when she confesses she's pregnant, their cross-country road trip becomes a race against time to find a safe and affordable abortion outside of their liberal bubble.

Much like Broad City juxtaposes the chaos of New York City living with the joy and zeal of Abbi and Ilana’s friendship, Tripping will juxtapose the gritty emotional and practical challenges of getting an abortion with the freedom of a cross-country road trip. As the women leave the comforts of their bi-coastal bubbles, they are thrown into new environments that force them to face different versions of America and different brands of feminism. Tripping explores contemporary real-world attacks on reproductive rights, while simultaneously examining the overwhelming pressures of freedom.

  • Nayomi Reghay
  • Tessa Skara
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  • Nayomi Reghay
Writer Biography - Nayomi Reghay, Tessa Skara

Nayomi Reghay is a writer, performer and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Reductress, the Daily Dot, Femsplain, Mic, Someecards, and others. She is the author of Swipe This, an advice column about how we relate in the digital era. Before working as a writer, Nayomi was a New York City Teaching Fellow. She taught English and Creative Writing at public and charter schools in Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Lower East Side for eight years. Nayomi is also an alumnus of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre where she studied and performed advanced improv and co-created and performed in the flagship show The Female Gaze.

Tessa Skara is a comedian, musician, and writer from British Columbia, Canada, based in Brooklyn, NY. Tessa's comedic performances are regularly featured at Joe’s Pub, Union Hall, The Bell House, Littlefield, UCB, and comedy clubs around NYC. Tessa has performed stand up at The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, The New York Comedy Festival, The Under the Radar Festival and the New York Just For Laugh's Showcase. Her solo rock cabaret, Rock Goddess, was recently featured at Ars Nova and The Duplex. Tessa has a monthly comedy rock show called High Notes at Cloud City, and a monthly queer comedy show she hosts with Jes Tom at Club Cumming. Tessa was a part of the musical sketch group Pop Roulette, with whom she was named one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch, performed at sketch festivals around North America, and whose musical "Amazing Earth" ran for a year at UCBT Chelsea. Tessa was also a part of the theater company Carroll Simmons, whose works were featured at Ars Nova, The New Ohio's Ice Factory, Judson Church, and Dixon Place. You can see Tessa as a drunk girl in HBO's "Crashing," a coke head in the “The Detour” and hopefully a heroin addict in a feature film sometime soon. Tessa contributes writing to and is currently recording an album.

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