Inda Craig-Galván writes stuff – mostly plays and TV. Her work often explores intra-racial conflicts and politics within the African-American community. Grounded in reality with a touch of magical realism that fucks with time & memories.
Inda’s currently developing new works of theatre on commission with The Old Globe and Roundhouse Theatre.
Her play Black Super Hero Magic Mama had its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse and was scheduled for its second production at Company One (Boston) in 2020. Though postponed for COVID, the play is now on deck for an April 2022 C1 opening, in collaboration with American Repertory Theater, Boston Public Library, and Boston Comics in Color Festival.
Other produced plays include a hit dog holler (Skylight Theatre & Playwrights’ Arena co-production, Los Angeles), I Go Somewhere Else (Playwrights’ Arena, Los Angeles). Inda is the recipient of the Kesselring Prize, Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, Blue Ink Playwriting Prize, Jane Chambers Student Award for Feminist Playwriting, and Stage Raw Best Playwright Award. Inda’s plays have been included on the Kilroys List (twice), and Steppenwolf Theatre’s The Mix.
Inda has developed & presented work at Ashland New Play Festival, Orlando Shakes, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Black Swan Lab, The Old Globe Powers New Voices Festival, Kitchen Dog Theatre New Works Festival, Black & Latino Playwrights Conference, WomenWorks, Humanitas, Chalk Repertory Theatre, Skylight Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, Trustus Theatre Playwrights Festival, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Intiman, and others.
Aside from theatre, Inda is a writer on the upcoming JJ Abrams series Demimonde (HBO), previously wrote words for Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson on How to Get Away with Murder (what is life?!), and wrote for Happy Face and ABC’s The Rookie. She is in development with Universal TV Studios to write and executive produce Cotton Club Princess, adapted from the novel by Karla Diggs.
a hit dog will holler, Inda’s 4-episode fiction podcast adapted from her play, premieres March 16, 2022 on Radiotopia.fm or wherever you get your podcasts.
Inda holds an MFA in Theatre: Dramatic Writing, from the University of Southern California.
Top photo by Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times
Bottom photo from Broadway World