Alicia Deats is a new teacher chaperoning her very first high school trip to Washington DC, and nothing could be more terrifying than a class full of horny, backstabbing, boundary-pushing teenagers under her watch. To make matters worse, she embarrassed herself with her co-chaperone Bryan Kenner with one too many margaritas and an ill-placed vomiting incident at last year’s teacher mixer and is hoping this trip can be a fresh start for them. Alicia believes in positive reinforcement and trust to keep her students out of trouble, but best friend high school sophomores Gertie, Sivan, and Rachel have a different idea: they plan to take full advantage of the un-parented freedom that a trip to DC offers. DC TRIP by novelist-comedian Sara Benincasa is an honest and irreverent journey of sexual confusion, bar shots, drag queens, and pot cookies in the Rose Garden.
Sara Benincasa is a comedian and the author of "Real Artists Have Day Jobs" (William Morrow 2016) as well as the books "DC Trip," (Adaptive 2015) "Great" (HarperTeen 2014) and "Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom" (William Morrow 2012). She also wrote a very silly book called "Tim Kaine Is Your Nice Dad" (2016). She is currently adapting "DC Trip" as a film with producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa ("Little Miss Sunshine," "Nebraska," "Election"), Van Toffler, and Adaptive Studios; "Agorafabulous!" for TV with Diablo Cody; and "Great" for TV with Muse Entertainment. She was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College and Columbia University Teachers College. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.