Inda Craig-Galván

Inda Craig-Galván

Inda Craig-Galván is a Chicagoan living in Los Angeles. Her plays have been developed and read at Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan Lab, San Francisco Playhouse, Playwrights' Arena, and others. Honors include the Kilroys List, Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, and Princess Grace Playwriting Prize (runner-up). She's one of five...
Inda Craig-Galván is a Chicagoan living in Los Angeles. Her plays have been developed and read at Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan Lab, San Francisco Playhouse, Playwrights' Arena, and others. Honors include the Kilroys List, Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, and Princess Grace Playwriting Prize (runner-up). She's one of five playwrights selected for the 2017-18 Humanitas Play LA Workshop. Member of the Playwrights Union, a network of LA theatre artists writing for stage, tv, and film.
www.indacraig-galvan.com

Plays

  • 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?
  • Welcome to Matteson!
    FULL-LENGTH: A suburban couple hosts a welcome-to-the-neighborhood dinner party for their new neighbors — a couple recently (forcibly) relocated from Chicago's roughest housing project — and it's anything but welcoming. A dark intra-racial comedy about reverse gentrification and how we deal with the "other" when the other looks just like us.
  • Year 9
    FULL-LENGTH: A postmodern adaptation of The Danton Case, set in the 9th year of Trump's office. Corey, leader of the New American Revolution, questions his own tactics and what it means to be a martyr when executive orders and even higher powers constantly change the rules of the fight.
  • I Go Somewhere Else
    FULL-LENGTH: When 70s film prom queen Carrie is your role model, your adolescence must really suck. Will Lanny grow into a well-adjusted adult who can forgive her mother's many faults? Or will she burn the whole town to the ground with telekinetic powers? Well, a girl can dream, can't she? A play full of good music, bad memories, and the hope for a better Scott Baio.
  • Tinder... Sucka
    10-minute Comedy: A woman and man fall in love, thanks to a Tinder match. Little do they know they just happen to be lifelong rival crime lords. "The Shop Around the Corner" meets 70s blaxploitation. Because.
  • The Boy Who Cried Dragon
    ONE-ACT TYA: Everyone has had it with Travis and his tall tales—his teachers, his schoolmates, even his mom. When Travis is given time off (aka school suspension), the park becomes his school-away-from-school. He has everything he needs: books, calculator, a dragon. Dragon?! How can this notorious fibber get anyone to believe him? Based on the fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf, this story of a boy and his dragon is...
    ONE-ACT TYA: Everyone has had it with Travis and his tall tales—his teachers, his schoolmates, even his mom. When Travis is given time off (aka school suspension), the park becomes his school-away-from-school. He has everything he needs: books, calculator, a dragon. Dragon?! How can this notorious fibber get anyone to believe him? Based on the fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf, this story of a boy and his dragon is told with humor… and with a much happier ending.
  • Rules of the Debate
    ONE-ACT TYA: A troubled teen engages in one final high school debate, in which the winner gets to live.
  • Why Lizards Can't Sit
    ONE-ACT TYA: When an independent, uptight lizard's routine gets challenged, she's forced to adapt or lose her lizard mind. She does a little of both.
    Based on an African folktale.