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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  • 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.
  • Dave Osmundsen:
    20 Nov. 2018
    A very unique, deeply personal examination of one mother's grief in the midst of unspeakable tragedy. Powerful message of learning to confront our grief, even in the face of injustice. Quick, but powerful read. Check it out!
  • Michael Wright:
    4 Sep. 2018
    Inda Craig-Galvan is a remarkable writer with a unique vision. This play, Black Super Hero Magic Mama, is getting seen around the country as is her other work--she is definitely a powerful voice to get to know. I recommend this play whole-heartedly!!

Development History

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

Awards

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