Black Super Hero Magic Mama

FULL-LENGTH: Sabrina Jackson cannot cope with the death of her son by a White cop. Rather than herald the Black Lives Matter movement, Sabrina retreats inward, living out a comic book superhero fantasy. Will Sabrina stay in this dream world or return to reality and mourn her loss?
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Black Super Hero Magic Mama

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  • Lainie Vansant:
    7 Feb. 2019
    An imaginative play that asks new questions (at least new-to-me questions) about what to do in the wake of an act of violence. This play deals with anger and injustice and the brokenness of our world but doesn't get so caught up in those things that it loses the humanity of its characters. Plus, it's a theatrical delight for designers, actors, and directors with an important message to boot.
  • Jennifer O'Grady:
    6 Feb. 2019
    Astonishing play--inventive, theatrical, incredibly moving. Loved it.
  • Jelisa Jay Robinson:
    21 Nov. 2018
    This play had me laughing, crying and thinking. Craig-Galvan's piece offers a space for Black Mothers to deal with grief, pain, and loss. I love the individual voices of each character as well.

Development History

  • Residency
    ,
    Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Intiman Theatre
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Skylight Theatre INKubator Reading Series
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Artemisia Theatre Fall Festival
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Association for Theatre in Higher Education/Women & Theatre Program
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Texas State Black & Latino Playwrights Conference
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Women Works, University of Tulsa
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Geffen Playhouse
    ,
    2019

Awards

Winner
,
The Rosa Parks Playwriting Award
,
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
,
2017
Kilroys List
,
2017
Runner Up
,
Princess Grace Award
,
Princess Grace Foundation-USA
,
2017
Winner
,
Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award
,
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
,
2016
Winner
,
WomenWorks Graduate Student Playwriting Award
,
University of Tulsa
,
2016
Finalist
,
Todd McNerney National Playwriting Contest
,
College of Charleston
,
2016
Winner
,
Trustus Theatre Playwrights' Festival
,
Trustus Theatre
,
2016