"... incredibly poignant, delicate, passionate and compelling as the tale shifts in time and focus between the gradual deterioration of young Shiv's relationship with her father, and his influence over her thoughts and emotions in her new adult life in America"
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 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
UPCOMING WORK "Young Negress Stepping Out of the River at Dawn" by Dean Poynor, dir. by Aditi Kapil (world premiere, part of 55454 Series) May 16-18 2015, Mixed Blood Theatre, Mpls, MN www.mixedblood.com
"Shiv" by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Emilie Beck Boston Court Performing Arts Center, Pasadena, CA July 2 - August 9, 2015 www.bostoncourt.com "Rickshaw Girl" by Aditi Brennan Kapil, adapted from the novel by Mitali Perkins Bay Area Childrens Theatre, CA Spring 2016 www.bactheatre.org "The Chronicles of Kalki" Graphic Novel by Aditi Brennan Kapil and Barbara Schulz Available: TBD For a preview of art work, click here Now available in print from Samuel French: