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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  • 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!
  • Ricardo Soltero-Brown:
    26 May. 2020
    Gina's a social media activist who expresses her political commentary as art, blogs full-time from her living room, posts for-profit articles on "negrolicious" content, and sells big businesses ad space on her Lefty websites. Dru's opposite; uninterested in fame, unfazed by praise, focused on terrestrial progress, "off the grid," does gig-work to survive, and, so, folk hero. Gina sees their meeting as opportunity. Dru weathers grilling for a chance to help. A clash between philosophies and temperaments, talking and listening, screening and facing. Craig-Galván renders racism, fear, and hope into raw dramatic forms.
  • Unicorn Theatre:
    21 May. 2020
    This play is a FINALIST for the 2020-2021 In-Progress New Play Reading Series at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. It is our pleasure to support A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER.

Character Information

  • Gina
  • Dru

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Humanitas Play LA
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    2018