Inda Craig-Galván


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Full-length, Drama

A popular online political & social commentator is forced to examine her own legitimacy when agoraphobia prevents her from physically engaging in the very activism she boasts about on the internet. When a boots-on-the-ground community organizer invades her space, they must both deal with manifestations of fear arising from existing in America while Black. Is it just in their heads, or has racism come to their doorstep?

Production Notes:


GINA: African-American, late-30s to early-40s. Female, hetero, snarky & fly. Gina is a social media activist. She’s afraid to leave her house.

DRU: African-American, 20s. Female, queer, no snark & also fly. Dru is a boots-on-the-ground activist. Afraid of not being out there in it.

Setting: February 2020. Somewhere during the Rona. Gina’s home office aka her living room, on a quiet street in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Author’s Note: This is a play about African-American women and must be cast with Black women.

PHOTO: Cheri VandenHeuvel and Donna Simone Johnson in the world premiere of “A Hit Dog Will Holler” at Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles, photo: L.A. Times, Kelly Stuart)


Inda Craig-Galván

Inda Craig-Galván is a Chicagoan who lives in Los Angeles, where it’s warm. Her plays include Black Super Hero Magic Mama (Geffen Playhouse), (), I Go Somewhere Else (Playwrights’ Arena), and The Great Jheri Curl Debate (2022 world premiere, East West Players). Her play A Hit Dog Will Holler world premiered at Skylight Theatre Company in a co-production with Playwrights’ Arena and is being produced as a podcast adaptation for Raditopia Presents in 2022. Inda was recipient of the Kesselring Prize, Blue Ink Prize, Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Award, and her plays have twice been featured on the Kilroys List. Inda is also a TV writer on Demimonde, the upcoming HBO series created by JJ Abrams. MFA in Dramatic Writing, University of Southern California....[FULL BIO]

TheatricalWrites QnA with the Author

Meet Inda Craig-Galván QnA

Meet Inda Craig-Galván, author of BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA and A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER.

Her work is raw, honest, and hilarious. Her plays explore real-world problems wrapped in the dynamic magic of the theatre. She took some time to discuss these two plays in depth and reveals the best advice she’s ever received. Read now to learn more about her process of writing this play and the importance (or necessity) of collaboration within theatre.