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    In Three Seasons at OSF: Quiara Hudes’ The Happiest Song Plays Last, Water by the Spoonful Director, Medea songs Composer and Lyricist, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (OSF); Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced (Playmaker’s Rep), Aditi Kapil’s Brahman(i)(Quantum Theatre) Director.

    Other Theatres: Regional: James McManus’ Love on San Pedro, Sarah Ruhl’s Demeter in the City, Tracy Young’s Candude, Sigrid Gilmer’s SEED, Everyman in the Mall (co-directed with Bill Rauch) (Cornerstone Theater Company. CTC) Director.
    Composer/lyricist: The Good Person of New Haven (Long Wharf Theatre); Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Two Noble Brothers(The Public Theater); As You Like It (Pasadena Playhouse); Touch the Water (Actor/Composer), Los Vecinos (Band Leader/Composer), Birthday of the Century (Actor/Composer), Central Avenue Chalk Circle (Actor/Composer), Making Paradise (Lyricist only), An Antigone Story(Writer/Director/Composer) CTC.

    Other credits: Ghurba (Harmony Gold Theatre), Bliss Point (The Odyssey Theatre), On Caring for the Beast (Currican Theatre, NYC, CTC, L.A.); Merchant on Venice (Lark Theatre, NYC, Small Theatre Premiere, Silk Road Rising, The Cockpit Theatre London); Writer/Director.

    Resident composer/lyricist for Cornerstone Theater Company since 1994. Film/TV Actor: True Blood, NCIS, Bones, Lost, Heroes, Sleeper Cell, NYPD Blue, Monk, Alias, The West Wing, Coneheads… Awards: TIME/A.S.K. Award (one of only six nationwide awardees), Princess Grace Award, Kennedy Center Award, TCG/Alan Schneider Directing Award finalist, two time Herb Alpert Award nominee, L.A. Weekly Award, LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominee, Garland Awards, Drama-Logue Awards. Education: MFA, University of California, San Diego.

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  • ADITI BRENNAN KAPIL is a television and theatre writer, actress, and director. She is of Bulgarian and Indian descent, and was raised in Sweden prior to moving to Minneapolis, and more recently Los Angeles. Current projects include Season 2 of American Gods on Starz, a new play titled 1933 commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse, two commissions (a translation of Shakespeare’sMeasure for Measure, and an American Revolutions piece tentatively titled Pax Americana) with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and an as yet Untitled commission with Audible. Most recently, in the 2016/2017 season, Kapil premiered SouthCoast Repertory (SCR) commissioned play Orange at Mixed Blood Theatre and at SCR, and Yale Rep commissioned play Imogen Says Nothing at Yale Repertory Theatre. She is a Resident Playwright at New Dramatists.

    Aditi’s first play Love Person, a four-part love story in Sanskrit, ASL and English, was developed during a Many Voices residency at the Playwrights’ Center, work-shopped at the Lark Play Development Center, and selected for the National New Play Network (NNPN) conference 2006. Love Person was produced in a NNPN rolling world premiere at Mixed Blood Theatre (MN), Marin Theater (CA), and Phoenix Theatre (IN), in the 2007/08 season. In 2008/09 it was produced at Live Girls! Theatre in Seattle, Alley Repertory Theatre in Boise, and Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago. Love Person received the Stavis Playwriting Award in 2009.

    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, and was developed by the Lark Play Development Center (NYC), Mixed Blood Theatre (MN), InterAct Theatre (PA), the Playwrights’ Center (MN), and the Rhodope International Theater Laboratory (Bulgaria). Agnes Under the Big Top premiered at Mixed Blood Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre (CT) in 2011, and Borderlands Theater (AZ) in 2012 in a NNPN rolling world premiere.

    Her Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy (Brahman/i, a one-hijra stand-up comedy showThe Chronicles of Kalki; and Shiv), based loosely on the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, premiered in repertory at Mixed Blood Theatre in October 2013, and have since been produced across the US and in the UK. Brahman/i and The Chronicles of Kalki received an unprecedented double nomination for the James Tait Black Prize, University of Edinburgh, UK.

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    Aditi Brennan Kapil

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    Dipika Guha was born in India and raised in tea drinking countries around the world. Her plays include Yoga Play (South Coast Rep, Gateway, Moxie Theatre & SF Playhouse), The Art of Gaman (Theatre 503 London, Relentless Award semifinalist) and Unreliable (Kansas City Rep). Recent works includes Azaan, a play for for Oregon Symphony Orchestra, In Braunau for Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and contributions to You Across From Me (Humana, Actors Theatre of Louisville). Dipika’s commissions include South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club and Barrington Stage. She is a proud alumnus of Ars Nova Playgroup, Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, the Women’s Project Lab, Dramatists Guild Fellows Program, the Ma Yi Writers Lab and currently the Geffen Playwrights Lab. She was a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, a recipient of the Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship and is a current Venturous Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center. Dipika read English at University College London, won a Frank Knox Fellowship from Harvard University and has an M.F.A in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama under Paula Vogel. Most recently she wrote forSneaky Pete at Amazon and Rainy Day People at AMC.

    Dipika Guha

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