Orange

by  Aditi Brennan Kapil

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 2f

"Kapil’s writing is hip, sharp and surprising. But Orange also has quieter moments of refined lyricism [...] a unique, sympathetic portrait of a teenage girl on the autism spectrum." - Star Tribune 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

An adventure through Orange County told from the point of view of a young woman on the autism spectrum. 
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"Kapil’s writing is hip, sharp and surprising. But Orange also has quieter moments of refined lyricism [...] a unique, sympathetic portrait of a teenage girl on the autism spectrum." - Star Tribune 

"Orange offers audiences moments of laughter, glimpses of tenderness, and a good deal of food for thought about ability and perception." - Minneapolis Pioneer Press 

"Orange is exciting, funny, and compassionate in all the right ways. It’s also complex enough to keep you alert and ready for more the entire time." - The Orange Curtain Review

Videos

  • Excerpts from Orange at South Coast Rep
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Orange County, CA
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 2f

LEELA - 17 South Asian. On autism spectrum.

Everyone else:
ACTRESS - age range 9-40. All the women.
ACTOR - age range 18-35. All the men.

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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

Casting Notes

While ethnicity is not specified for the ensemble actors, all of them play at least one South Asian character, please consider this when casting.

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Authors

Aditi Brennan Kapil

ADITI BRENNAN KAPIL is a writer, actress, and director, of Bulgarian and Indian descent. She was raised in Sweden, resides in Minneapolis, MN, and her work is produced nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. Her play Love Person, a four-part love story in Sanskrit, ASL and English, was developed during a ...

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Orange premiered at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, MN in November 2016 under the direction of Jack Reuler.

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