Aditi Kapil

Aditi Kapil is an actress, writer, and director of Bulgarian and Indian descent. She was raised in Sweden and resides in Minneapolis, MN. She is a graduate of Macalester College with a BA in English and Dramatic Arts, has performed extensively in the Twin Cities and around the country, and her writing has been nationally produced to critical acclaim. Her play Love Person received the 2009 Stavis Playwriting Award. Her latest 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 and Long Wharf Theatre.



  • Radical Hospitality in Conversation: Mixed Blood Theatre and Pillsbury House Theatre
    Mixed Blood Artistic Director Jack Reuler talks to Pillsbury House Theatre Co-Artistic Directors Faye Price and No ë l Raymond about the successes and challenges of removing cost as a barrier to theatre attendance.
  • Aditi Kapil, Jack Reuler, and a Pack of Skittles at Mixed Blood Theatre
    Hayley Finn interviews Aditi Kapil, Mellon Playwright-in-Residence at Mixed Blood Theatre, and Jack Reuler, Mixed Blood’s Artistic Director, to discuss how their relationship has changed as a result of the residency.
  • The Business Case for Radical Hospitality, or No-Cost Access to Theater
    Part two of this series, curated by Aditi Kapil, playwright-in-residence at Mixed Blood Theatre, examines the pragmatics of how Radical Hospitality works, “The Financial or Business Case,” in a conversation with Managing Director Amanda White Thietje, Community Outreach & Marketing Manager Brie Jonna, and Artistic Director Jack Reuler.
  • Radical Hospitality: The Artistic Case
    This initial conversation between Artistic Director Jack Reuler and Playwright-in-Residence Aditi Brennan Kapil examines the artistic case for a theatre in Minneapolis to charge no admission, program ambitious new work that stretches its aesthetics, capacity, and resources, and perhaps more importantly, why this matters?

Blognews, trends, insights

  • Theatre as Family, or Pumping Across America
    Aditi Kapil reflects on her experience having and raising children as a freelance artist, and how residencies can alleviate certain challenges.
  • Mixed Blood Theatre’s Disability Visibility Project
    Aditi Brennan Kapil and Jack Reuler of Mixed Blood Theatre share the Disability Visibility project with hopes of improving the relationship between the American theatre and disability.
  • Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions: Agnes Under the Big Top
    The Playwrights, Rewrites, Multiple Productions Series is a weekly series of interviews examining the process of developing a new play through a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere as a part of their Continued Life of New Plays Fund. The series is produced by Thea Rodgers and Emma Weisberg. Visualizations are from HowlRound's community-powered New Play Map.
  • Aditi Kapil: In Search of the Artistic Home
    In the latest installment of our Artistic Home series, playwright Aditi Kapil speaks with Jamie Gahlon about finding her home in new play development.