is a writer, actress, and director of Bulgarian and Indian descent. She grew up in Sweden, resides in Minneapolis, and her work is produced internationally.
Representative work includes Love Person, a four-part love story in Sanskrit, ASL, and English, which received the Stavis Award in 2009. Agnes Under The Big Top, a tall tale was selected as a Distinguished New Play Project by the NEA and Arena Stage. Her Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy plays have been produced across the US and the UK, withBrahman/i and The Chronicles of Kalki receiving an unprecedented double nomination for the James Tait Black Prize, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Aditi has commissions with Yale Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is the Playwright-in-Residence at Mixed Blood Theatre, an Associate at Park Square, a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center, and a Resident Playwright at New Dramatists. aditikapil.com
M. BEVIN O'GARA (Director)
is Artistic Producing Director at the Kitchen Theatre Company. As a director, Bevin's credits include The Who & The What by Ayad Ahktar, Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge (Elliot Norton Award nomination for Best Production) and Becoming Cuba by Melinda Lopez at the Huntington Theatre Company; The Bridges of Madison County, appropriate, A Future Perfect, Tribes (Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards for Best Production), and Clybourne Park with SpeakEasy Stage Company; Brahman/i, Chronicles of Kalki, You for Me for You, Love Person, and The Pain and the Itchwith Company One Theatre; Phedre with Actors’ Shakespeare Project; Fast Company with the Lyric Stage Company, Marjorie Prime with the Nora Theatre Company, How Soft the Lining and Translations with Bad Habit Productions, Two Wives in India and Gary with Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 2.5 Minute Ride with New Repertory Theatre, and Melancholy Play with Holland Productions.
JUSTIN and CHRISTOPHER SWADER (Scenic Designers)
NYC-based scenic designers. Recent designs: A Raisin in the Sun (Two River Theatre), The Three Musketeers, Fit for a Queen, Macbeth, The Tempest, Dutchman (Classical Theatre of Harlem), The Boy Who Danced on Air(Abingdon Theatre Company), 3/Fifths (3LD), Campfire (Lincoln Center Education/Trusty Sidekick Theater Company), Heather Henson's Crane: On Earth, In Sky. Past collaborations with: Luna Stage, La MaMa, Ars Nova, Park Avenue Armory, Manhattan School of Music, National Black Theatre, The New School for Drama, HERE Arts Center, Shadowland Stages, Fairleigh Dickinson University, The Orchard Project, Emerson String Quartet, SpeakEasy Stage Company, ArtsEmerson, Company One. American Theatre Wing Henry Hewes Design Award nomination. Finalist in the 2017 World Stage Design Exhibition. Upcoming: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Speakeasy Stage Company, Boston), Annie(John W. Engeman Theater). Graduates of Ball State University. www.cjswaderdesign.com
ANNIE WIEGAND (Lighting Designer)
is a freelance lighting designer who happens to be Deaf. Shows in New York City include Spring Awakening (Broadway, 2nd Assistant - Tony Nominee, Best Lighting Design), Movements of the Soul (Baruch), Square Peg, Round Hole(Tectonic Theatre Project, Associate). Boston: The Bridges of Madison County (Speakeasy Stage Company); The Who & The What (Huntington Theatre Company); Fast Company (Lyric Stage); The Trumpet of the Swan, The Taste of Sunrise (Wheelock Family Theatre); Phedre, Othello (Actors Shakespeare Project); Colossal, you for me for you, Love Person (Company One). Member, Wingspace Theatrical Design collective; Teaching Artist, Roudabout Theatre Company, Adjunct Professor, Theatre Arts Department, Gallaudet University in Washington, DC; and Producing Director, New York Deaf Theatre. anniewiegand.com
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