"An esteemed collection of some of America's finest playwrights, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award, has been assembled to create a dynamic new theatrical event reflecting on the repercussions of the U.S. Civil War."
City Pages- 2013 Artist of the Year -"Kapil's work has been seen throughout the country and earned plenty of accolades, but the sheer audacity of creating, presenting, and pulling off three high-quality brand-new works is what makes her a clear choice for a local artist of the year honor." -Ed Huyck
Pioneer Press Best Theatre & Dance of 2013- "7. rguably the most ambitious undertaking by any local theater company was premiering a trilogy of plays by Aditi Brennan Kapil in which Indian deities dwell among us and try to find their way." Rob Hubbard
"Playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil bites off a hefty chunk with these works, exploring everything from her Indian heritage to gender fluidity to the cultural impact of imperialism ... to craft three independent, fully realized stories." -Ed Huyck, City Pages
ADITI KAPIL is an actress, writer, and director, of Bulgarian and Indian descent. She was raised in Sweden, and resides in Minneapolis, MN. She has performed extensively in the Twin Cities and around the country, her writing has been nationally produced to critical acclaim.
Her play 'Love Person' received the 2009 Stavis Playwriting Award. Her most recent play, 'Agnes Under the Big Top, a tall tale,' was selected as a Distinguished New Play Development project by the NEA as administered by Arena Stage, and recently premiered at Mixed Blood Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, and Borderlands Theatre. Most recently, her DIsplaced Hindu Gods Trilogy premiered in repertory at Mixed Blood Theatre, and she was named City Pages Artist of the Year in 2013.
Aditi is currently working on commissions with Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and South Coast Repertory Theatre.
SAG-AFTRA/AEA Playwright-In-Residence, Mixed Blood Theatre Artistic Associate, Park Square Theatre, St. Paul McKnight Fellow & Core Writer, Playwrights' Center, Minneapolis Resident Writer, New Dramatists
"Our War" by multiple playwrights, directed by Anita Maynard-Losh October 21 - November 9, 2014, Arena Stage, DC www.arenastage.org
The DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY consisting of the plays "Brahman/i, a one-hijra stand-up comedy show", "The Chronicles of Kalki", and "Shiv" by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by M. Bevin O'Gara & Summer L. Williams Company One Theatre, Boston, MA October 24 - November 22, 2014 www.companyone.org
"The Chronicles of Kalki" by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Alex Brown Gate Theatre, London, UK January 8-31, 2015 www.gatetheatre.co.uk "Brahman/i, a one hijra stand-up comedy show" by Aditi Brennan Kapil Quantum Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA January 30 - February 22, 2015 www.quantumtheatre.com "The Chronicles of Kalki" Graphic Novel by Aditi Brennan Kapil and Barbara Schulz Available: Fall 2014 For a preview of art work, click here