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Aditi Brennan Kapil

Aditi Brennan Kapil is a writer, actress and director of Bulgarian and Indian descent. She was raised in Sweden and resides in Minneapolis. Her play Love Person, a four-part love story in Sanskrit, American Sign Language and English, was produced in a National New Play Network (NNPN) rolling world premiere at Mixed Blood Theatre, Marin Theater and Phoenix Theatre. She also received the 2009 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwright Award for Love Person. Her play Agnes Under the Big Top: A Tall Tale was selected as a 2009 Distinguished New Play Development Project by the NEA New Play Development Program, hosted by Arena Stage. Agnes Under the Big Top premiered at Mixed Blood Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and Borderlands Theater as part of an NNPN rolling world premiere. Kapil’s The Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy consists of Brahman/i, a One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show, The Chronicles of Kalki and Shiv. The internationally produced plays, based on the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, premiered in repertory at Mixed Blood Theatre, and Brahman/i and The Chronicles of Kalki received an unprecedented double nomination for the University of Edinburgh’s James Tait Black Prize. Kapil’s play Orange was commissioned by South Coast Repertory (SCR) and premiered at Mixed Blood Theatre and SCR in the 2016/2017 season, the same season as Yale- commissioned play Imogen Says Nothing at Yale Repertory Theatre. In addition, she is working on commissions with La Jolla Playhouse and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation playwright-in-residence at Mixed Blood Theatre, an artistic associate at Park Square Theatre, a core writer at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis and a resident playwright at New Dramatists.

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