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, received the 2009 Stavis Playwriting Award. Love Person was produced in a National New Play Network (NNPN) rolling world premiere at Mixed Blood Theatre, Marin Theater and Phoenix Theatre. 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 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 James Tait Black Prize, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

In the 2016/2017 season Kapil premiered SouthCoast Repertory (SCR) commissioned play Orange at Mixed Blood Theatre and at SCR, and Yale commissioned play Imogen Says Nothing at Yale Repertory Theatre. She is currently working on commissions with La Jolla Playhouse and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Kapil is a resident playwright at New Dramatists.


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