by Aditi Brennan Kapil
directed by Jessica Kubzansky
West Coast Premiere
March 5, 2017 - March 26, 2017

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Leela is different. A teenager from India, she draws life’s important moments in her journal. When a family wedding gets boring, her rebellious cousin decides to run for it with her boyfriend—and take Leela along. As they careen through Orange County, navigating dangerous situations from dusk to dawn, Leela challenges their view of her—and each other. A touching story about a young woman on the spectrum of autism and her search for her place in the world.

Previews: March 5-9, 2017
First Night: March 10, 2017
Regular Performances: March 11-26, 2017

Recommendation: Suitable for age 13 and above. Contains adult language.

Aditi Brennan Kapil is a writer, actress and director of Bulgarian and Indian descent. She was raised in Sweden and resides in Minneapolis. Her play Love Person, a four-part love story in Sanskrit, American Sign Language and English, received the 2009 Stavis Playwriting Award. Love Person was produced in a National New Play Network (NNPN) rolling world premiere at Mixed Blood Theatre, Marin Theater and Phoenix Theatre. Her play Agnes Under the Big Top was selected as a 2009 Distinguished New Play Development Project by the NEA New Play Development Program hosted by Arena Stage. Agnes Under the Big Top premiered at Mixed Blood Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and Borderlands Theater as part of an NNPN rolling world premiere. Kapil’s Displaced Hindu Gods trilogy consists of Brahman/i: a one-hijra stand-up comedy show; The Chronicles of Kalki; and Shiv. The internationally produced plays, based on the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, premiered in repertory at Mixed Blood Theatre, and Brahman/i and The Chronicles of Kalki received an unprecedented double nomination for the James Tait Black Prize, University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In the 2016-17 season, Kapil premieres SCR commissioned play Orange at Mixed Blood Theatre and at SCR and the Yale-commissioned play Imogen Says Nothing at Yale Repertory Theatre. In addition, she is working on commissions with La Jolla Playhouse and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is the Mellon Playwright-in-Residence at Mixed Blood Theatre, an artistic associate at Park Square Theatre, a Core Writer at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis and a resident playwright at New Dramatists. 
The Cast of OrangeRole Call: Meet the Cast of Orange
Three actors make their SCR debuts in Orange—and all, like the playwright, have connections to India. Meet the more
Illustrating a Travel AdventureIllustrating a Travel Adventure: Orange
Leela draws life’s adventures in a journal. For the audience watching the play Orange, projections are the way to see the world through her eyes. Read more about the play’s design. read more

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