The Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy

A New England Premiere by Aditi Brennan Kapil
October 24, 2014 – November 22, 2014
Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theatres

BRAHMAN/I:
A ONE-HIJRA STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW

Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara

THE CHRONICLES OF KALKI
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara

SHIV
Directed by Summer L. Williams

Loosely inspired by the Hindu trinity of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the protector, and Shiva the destroyer, THE DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY posits that deities dwell among us in the bodies of the most unexpected underdogs. Identity, post-colonialism, puberty, and love are re-mythologized as history is made new in these three hilarious and heartbreaking coming of age stories.

BRAHMAN/I: A ONE HIJRA STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW:
Grab a drink and prepare for the comedic stylings of Brahman... uh... Brahmani... Brahman/i! Get on board as "B" takes on nosy Indian aunties, teenage cliques, ancient Hindu sculpture porn, and 100 years of colonial history in this stand-up-act-meets-play about radical acts of self-creation.

THE CHRONICLES OF KALKI:
It's raining cats and dogs... and the final avatar of Vishnu? Totally badass Kalki mysteriously springs into the mean girl world of high school in this comic-book-infused girl gang thriller.

SHIV:
Shiv, named for the Destroyer God, sails the cosmic ocean on a makeshift raft piled high with the psychic residue of post-colonialism. Drawn by distant radio signals, she navigates the poetry of her past and the possibilities of love in a soaring, fantastical journey about the destruction that leads to rebirth.

C1's Take

BRAHMAN/I is both hilarious and deeply moving in its exploration of gender, identity, and meddling family members. This play gives voice to all those who have embraced their outsider status and who now play by their own rules. Company One Theatre is thrilled to further our relationship with Aditi Brennan Kapil (LOVE PERSON) with this exciting and provocative trilogy of plays based on the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

THE CHRONICLES OF KALKI: This thrilling, fast paced play will leave you questioning the line between reality and the supernatural. What are high schoolers capable of summoning? And who exactly is Kalki anyway? Company One Theatre is thrilled to further our relationship with Aditi Brennan Kapil (LOVE PERSON) with this exciting and provocative trilogy of plays based on the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

SHIV: Board your time-traveling mattress and come sail across the cosmic ocean with us! SHIV explores the nature of family, immigration, and what one must do to truly progress. Company One Theatre is thrilled to further our relationship with Aditi Brennan Kapil (LOVE PERSON) with this exciting and provocative trilogy of plays based on the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

COMIC ONE MOMENT, ENLIGHTENING THE NEXT
- The Boston Globe
[SHIV IS] MOVING AND PERSONAL
- WBUR's The Artery
[KALKI] WILL TOUCH YOUR FUNNY BONE AS WELL AS YOUR HEART
- WBUR's The Artery
[BRAHMAN/I Is] IMBUED WITH A MIX OF MATTER AND SPIRIT
- WBUR's The Artery

Questions?
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Full Price: $25-$38

Marathon Day Ticket Prices:
(Every Saturday and Sunday)

$70 for all 3 performances
(Through 11.2.14)

$90 for all 3 performances
(Through 11.22.14)

Students w/ ID:
$15 Presale

Pay-What-You-Can Performances
($6 Min – CASH ONLY):
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014


THE BOSTON CENTER
FOR THE ARTS

Plaza Theatre
539 Tremont Street
South End, Boston, MA

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Box Office:
Phone: 617.933.8600

Walk-up:
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OR
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or requests, please contact
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C1 Presents the new hit from Meat & Beti -
two of our favorite ladies from THE CHRONICLES OF KALKI. Drop it!

Cast




PLAYWRIGHT & PRODUCTION STAFF


  • Ally Dawson
    Ally is a Senior Acting Major at Boston University who is originally from the Washington DC Metropolitan area. This is her first time with Company One and she is thrilled to have been a part of the Displaced Hindu God Trilogy. Thank you to the Boston University Faculty, Company One, and all the friends and family who have made this project a truly memorable experience.

  • Brandon Green
    Brandon is happy to return to Company One after last season's WE ARE PROUD... Other credits: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS & 9-BALL at Cape Rep; ..U.M.. & THE SEAGULL (Brandeis Theatre Company). MFA - Brandeis University. BA - Alabama State University. Brandon thanks his family and friends for their love & support.

  • Aila Peck
    Aila is thrilled to be working with Company One and making her theatre debut in Boston! Chicago theatre credits include Me, My Mom, and Sharmila Tagore u/s(Catharsis Productions), Brahman/I u/s (Silk Road Rising), The Lark (Promethean Ensemble Theatre), and The Elephant and the Whale u/s(Chicago Children's Theatre). Aila is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Art's B.F.A. Acting program. She would like to thank her family, her wonderful roomies, and the one and only Mr. Boddie.

  • Jeffrey Phillips
    In making his debut with Company One Theatre, Jeffrey is thankful for the opportunity to work with such a talented cast and crew. He is also pleased to be back in Boston after recent stints with the Salem Theatre Company. He has previously appeared with the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Zeitgeist Stage Company and has understudied at the Huntington Theatre Company. He is sure you will enjoy your mystical journey.

  • Casey Preston
    Casey is a local actor and videographer. Local fringe theatre: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES (Actors Collective Theatre), TIME OF YOUR LIFE (Fort Point Theatre Channel), THE SUPERHEROINE MONOLOGUES (Phoenix Artists/ Company One), BOOK OF DAYS (Bad Habit), T-PLAYS (Mill 6), SLASHER (Apollinaire), BURN THIS (Yellow Taxi), TRUE WEST (Cornerstone Performing Arts Center). www.caseypreston.com

  • Stephanie Recio
    Stephanie is stoked to be a part of Company One Theatre’s THE DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY. A Miami native and Boston newbie, Stephanie is proud to also work on the Company One Theatre staff as an Education Associate and Teaching Artist. Favorite acting credits include: VICKI’S SECRET (The Mad Dash), BACHELORETTE (Orlando International Fringe Festival), and LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES (Theatre UCF). Directing credits include: T-BONE N WEASEL (Theatre UCF) and THIS IS HOW IT GOES (Theatre UCF). Stephanie graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.F.A in Acting. She would like to thank the Company One Theatre staff for their continued inspiration and support.

  • Payal Sharma
    Payal is excited to make her Company One debut with The Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy: Shiv. A native of the Boston area, Payal spends a good chunk of her life on stage! She is the artistic staff member and a performer of The Genki Spark, a pan-Asian, all-women’s arts and advocacy group, and MC/hosts numerous open mic nights and community events. Payal is a student at UMASS Amherst’s University Without Walls program, and a social justice educator and non-profit consultant.

  • Pearl Shin
    Pearl is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be reunited with Company One. Following a hiatus from acting upon graduating from Boston College in 2012, she is excited to reenter Boston’s thriving theater community. She most recently took part in Unreliable Narrator’sHuman Contact at the Boston Playwright’s Theatre. She would like to thank God, her family, friends, Patricia Riggin, and the passionate, devoted, and gracious team at Company One.

  • Michael Dwan Singh
    Michael is excited to be acting in his second C1 production. Past credits include Musa in BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (Company One), Muhammad Tughlaq in TUGHLAQ (SAATh) and Ali in THE LAND (Fort Point Theatre). Off script, he is an avid music producer and sarangi player, trained in indian classical music under the lineage of Sultan Khan. His band, The Shadow Notes, launches their album this fall.

  • Aditi Brennan 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 has performed extensively in the Twin Cities and around the country, her writing has been nationally produced to critical acclaim. Her play 'Love Person' received the 2009 Stavis Playwriting Award. Her 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, Long Wharf Theatre, and Borderlands Theatre. Her latest work, the Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy, consisting of the plays 'Brahman/i, a one-hijra stand-up comedy show', 'The Chronicles of Kalki', and 'Shiv', premiered in repertory at Mixed Blood Theatre in October 2013. Aditi is currently working on commissions from Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and South Coast Repertory Theatre.

  • Summer L. Williams
    Please visit the Company One Theatre Staff page to view bio.

  • M. Bevin O'Gara
    Bevin is excited to be working with Company One again. Previously she has directed YOU FOR ME FOR YOU, LOVE PERSON and THE PAIN AND THE ITCH. Other directing credits include TRIBES (Elliot Norton and IRNE Award, Best Production) and CLYBOURNE PARK at SpeakEasy Stage Company; MATT AND BEN at Central Square Theater; TWO WIVES IN INDIA and GARY at Playwrights’ Theatre; 2.5 MINUTE RIDE for New Rep; MELANCHOLY PLAY for Holland Productions; TATTOO GIRL and ARTIFACTS at the Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop and ANTI-KISS for 3 Monkeys Theatrical Productions. She is the Associate Producer at the Huntington Theatre Company and where she recently directed Melinda Lopez's BECOMING CUBA. She has a BFA from Boston University in Theatre Studies and is the recipient of the Lois Roach Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Boston Theatre Community. mbevinogara.com

  • Ilana M. Brownstein
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  • Jessie Baxter
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  • Josh Glenn-Kayden
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  • Justin & Christopher Swader
    Christopher and Justin are thrilled to make their Company One debut. New York-based scenic designers, recent credits include: THE 7 ½ MYSTERIES OF TOULOUSE MCLANE (Trusty Sidekick / Park Avenue Armory), FLAMINGO (IRT Theater) DUTCHMAN (National Black Theatre / Classical Theatre of Harlem), PETER PAN (Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts), FIREBIRD (La Mama), and THE SEVEN (Columbia Stages). National Winner of Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Barbizon Award for Scenic Design (ANGELS IN AMERICA). Graduates of Ball State University. www.cjswaderdesign.com

  • Christopher Brusberg
    Chris is happy to return to Company One after designing WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT last year. Other Area Credits: CAMELOT, MASTER CLASS, THREE VIEWINGS (New Rep), THE OTHER PLACE (Central Square Theater); THE THIRD STORY (Titanic Theater Company); LOOSE, WET, PERFORATED (Guerilla Opera); CARMEN (Boston Midsummer Opera); MONSTER and I AM MY OWN WIFE (BCAP); DEAD MAN WALKING and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Boston Opera Collaborative). Mr. Brusberg earned his BFA in Lighting Design from Boston University.

  • Steve Deptula
    Steve is excited to be working with Company One for the first time. Other credits include: Sound Designer for Actors' Shakespeare Project's “Henry VIII”, Boston Children's Theatre's productions of "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse", "A Year with Frog and Toad", "Footloose", "Little Women", "Spring Awakening" and “Pinkalicious”, Assistant Sound Designer for ASP's production of “Troilus and Cressida”. Steve holds a Bachelor's of Science in Audio and Media Technology from The New England Institute of Art and works as the Sound Engineer for the Theatre Department at Brandeis University.

  • Raissa Bretana
    Raissa is thrilled to join the Company One team with Brahman/i, The Chronicles of Kalki, and Shiv. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Costume Design from Boston University's College of Fine Arts. During her time there, Raissa designed several productions for the Boston University Opera Institute, including La clemenza di Tito and Amahl and the Night Visitors. She spent the past season as the Huntington Theatre Company's Costumes Professional Intern and worked on productions such as The Jungle Book, The Seagull, Venus in Fur, and Becoming Cuba. In addition, she also designs the costumes for Cambridge Historical Tours. She is currently pursuing a career in curating costume exhibitions and recently joined the Museum of Fine Arts staff as the Textile and Fashion Arts Department intern.

  • Liz Panneton
    Liz is a third year MFA candidate in Scenic Design. Scenic Design credits METAMORPHOSIS, OSAMA THE HERO, MISALLIANCE. She has been a freelance Properties Artist credits NEIGHBORS, BOOK OF GRACE (Company One), KISS ME KATE, FAUST, MY FAIR LADY (Utah Festival Opera), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, THE WHIPPING MAN, A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, (Indiana Repertory Theatre), ON THE TOWN, THE CHOSEN, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, SOUTHERN COMFORT (Barrington Stage Company). She is delighted to be part of such a talented team of storytellers!

  • Vivian Yee
    Vivian has worked in just about every facet of theatre over the course of her decade in the business, but she always feels most at home in her stage manager's hat. Favorite productions include PRISCILLA DREAMS THE ANSWER (Fresh Ink Theatre Company), BLOOD WEDDING (Northeastern University), TAMING OF THE SHREW (Actors' Shakespeare Project), BOBBY GOULD IN HELL (Fortnight Collective), MOLASSACRE (Northeastern University). She is a proud graduate of Northeastern University with a BA in Theatre Arts. This is her first production with Company One Theatre.

  • Kayla Prata
    Kayla, known to some by the moniker "KP," recently returned from a summer as the Assistant Company Manager for Williamstown Theatre Festival. Recent Stage Management credits include American Repertory Theatre (Swing Stage Manager, THE DONKEY SHOW), Punchdrunk Theatre Company (Assistant Stage Manager, THE DROWNED MAN: A LIVE PREVIEW), and Huntington Theatre Company (Production Assistant, VENUS IN FUR). Kayla is a graduate of the BFA Stage Management program at Boston University.

  • Kcarie Lynn Ingerson
    Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Kcarie is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University with a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology. She has since traveled cross country working with various theatres and meeting beautifully diverse people. Favorite productions have included THE ALTAR BOYZ, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL (Stage Manager), and ANON(YMOUS) (Lighting Designer). Kcarie is thrilled to begin a new chapter of her career in Boston with Company One Theatre!

  • Samantha Layco
    This is Sam’s first production with Company One Theatre and in Boston. She is excited to work with such an innovative and diverse company. Her past work includes SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, HOOTERS, FUDDY MEERS, URINETOWN, and OUR TOWN with the University of Portland; and Nomadic Theatre’s premiere of ALICE IN WONDERLAND written by Conor Eifler. She would like to thank Company One for this opportunity and her husband for all the support and crazy adventures.

  • Karthik Subramanian
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  • Mia Buchsbaum
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  • Mark Abby VanDerzee
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  • Alexandra Juckno
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  • Christine Goldman
    Christine Goldman (assistant props designer) is new to the Boston area after years working in NYC at the Atlantic Theater Company, Roundabout Theater Company, Signature Theater Company, The Public, and three seasons at Williamstown Theater Festival. She is excited to join the Boston theater community, thanks to all for welcoming her.

  • Eva Bond
    A recent graduate of Bennington College, Eva has worked as an Assistant to the Director for Syracuse Stage, the Huntington Theater, and the Living Room Theatre. For Bennington College she directed a production of MACHINAL in 2014 and self produced and directed a production of COWBOY MOUTH in 2012. New to the city of Boston, Eva Bond is excited to the explore questions of race, gender, and economic bias that exist in this diverse community.

  • Kevin Thurber
    Kevin is happy to work on THE DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY, his first production with Company One. He is currently working towards a Bachelors of Science degree at The New England Institute of Art in Brookline. Kevin also works in and around the Boston-area as a freelance audio engineer.

  • Paul Fox
    Paul Fox grew up in London and gained a B.A in Theatre Design from Nottingham Trent University. He continued to focus on his fascination with the visual elements of theatre and started photographing performance. Working with theatre companies in London and New York, documenting the development of shows from the rehearsal room to the final dress rehearsal. He has worked as company photographer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival for past two seasons 2013/2014. His photographs have been featured in The New York Times and The Boston Globe. Paul is thrilled to be working with Company One. www.paulcfox.com

  • Brendan Conroy
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Questions about the Trilogy?  Visit our TRILOGY FAQ!

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Visit THE DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY rehearsal and production blog to get a sneak peek behind the scenes, as well as access to further dramaturgical resources about each play.

TrilogyBlog

The Stage One Team is pleased to present to you our Curricular Connections Packet for Company One Theatre’s production of Aditi Brennan Kapil’s THE DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY. We’ve developed these materials to facilitate your understanding and engagement with the production and we encourage you to adapt the material to suit your needs.

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Reviews

November 5, 2014

November 1, 2014

October 31, 2014
C1 Stuns with Displaced Hindu Gods by Fabiana Cabral, My Entertainment World

October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014

October 29, 2014
Company One puts ‘Hindu Gods’ in a good place by Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe

October 29, 2014
Displaced Deities Stir Things Up For Company One by Carolyn Clay, WBUR's The Artery

October 29, 2014
Week ahead: Theater, arts by The Boston Globe Staff, The Boston Globe

October 23, 2014
Hindu gods find a home in Boston by Joel Brown, The Boston Globe

October 23, 2014

October 20, 2014
Three Great Diwali Events Happening in Boston by Yiqing Shao , Boston Magazine

October 13, 2014
Boston Must See: October 2014 by Brian Balduzzi , My Entertainment World

October 1, 2014
Fall Arts Preview by The Improper Staff, The Improper Bostonian

September 6, 2014
Fall Theatre Picks by Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe