a hit dog will holler

FULL-LENGTH: When racism and oppression manifest in a scary, physical form, a social media influencer and a boots-on-the-ground activist form a complex bond of friendship to help each other survive. The play, developed in workshop with the Humanitas Prize, explores the effects of a never-ending barrage of trauma on the women who are continually looked at to lead a movement of resistance and change. What happens...
FULL-LENGTH: When racism and oppression manifest in a scary, physical form, a social media influencer and a boots-on-the-ground activist form a complex bond of friendship to help each other survive. The play, developed in workshop with the Humanitas Prize, explores the effects of a never-ending barrage of trauma on the women who are continually looked at to lead a movement of resistance and change. What happens when there's no more outside space for the growing monster that is American racism?
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a hit dog will holler

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  • Conor McShane:
    11 Oct. 2020
    It's official (according to me): Inda Craig-Galván is one of the best playwrights working today. In this play, she tackles thorny issues of activism, authenticity, and deftly employs magical realism to dramatize the fear that Black people feel stepping out their front door into a hostile world every day. That she does this with a sharp and often funny hand is the icing on the cake. Oh, and she makes her scripts compelling reads too. I'm a big fan, is what I'm saying.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    20 Aug. 2020
    A powerful look at the systems that oppress and keep racism at large as activists work to change the world with grass roots and viral media. Perhaps together they can help empower others. Well done.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    9 Jun. 2020
    An amazing, briskly-moving read! There are necessary conversations and vital issues explored here that I haven't seen tackled theatrically. Craig-Galvan deftly examines the stasis and despair black people face as they try to navigate a world filled with persistent and structurally entrenched racism and hatred, and an unspoken expectation that black activists must do the work of liberating themselves in the absence of white folks willing to try and dismantle these systems on a large scale themselves. She specifically zeroes in on the cultural and individual traumas of black women in an extraordinarily complex, nuanced fashion. Must be produced!

Character Information

  • Gina
  • Dru

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Humanitas Play LA
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    2018