Aditi Brennan Kapil

Aditi Brennan Kapil, Playwright

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Representative Plays:

Orange (2018)
Imogen Says Nothing (2017)
Agnes Under the Big Top (2012)

About the Playwright:

Aditi Brennan Kapil is a playwright, actress, and director raised in Sweden and currently residing in Minneapolis, MN. She is a graduate of Macalester College with a BA in English and Dramatic Arts. Aditi’s playwriting credits include a number of plays for youth, among them The Deaf Duckling a bilingual (ASL & English) educational touring show about growing up Deaf, created in collaboration with Deaf performer Nic Zapko for Mixed Blood Theater, The Adventures of Hanuman, King of the Monkeys, a Bollywood style musical inspired by tales from the Ramayana, and Hanuman and the Girl Prince a play in iambic verse inspired by an episode in the Mahabharata, for SteppingStone Theatre for Youth. Her play, Love Person, a four part love story in Sanskrit, ASL and English, has been produced to critical acclaim around the country. Love Person received the Stavis Playwriting Award in 2009. Aditi is a Resident Artist at Mixed Blood Theatre, and a Core Writer at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.



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Indian, Bulgarian

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