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, first drafted in workshop with the Humanitas Play L.A. 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...
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, first drafted in workshop with the Humanitas Play L.A. 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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  • Aysha Zackria:
    3 Mar. 2022
    The best modern work of magical realism I've seen in a long time. An incredible commentary on the depth of racial oppression, the layers of digital activism, the permeation of fear. Witty, fun, and deeply emotional.
  • 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.

Character Information

  • Gina
  • Dru

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    J.A.W. at Portland Center Stage
    ,
    2021
  • Workshop
    ,
    Humanitas Play LA
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Carnegie Mellon University
    ,
    2022
  • Professional
    ,
    Playwrights' Arena & Skylight Theatre Company (co-production)
    ,
    2021