Inda Craig-Galván is a Chicagoan living in Los Angeles. Where it's warm. Her playwriting dwells in Chicago stories that explore the breadth and multiplicity of intra-racial conflicts, allegiances, and politics within the African-American community. Female protagonists and a dose of magic/realism are prominent in her work. Currently developing new work with East/West Players Writers Group, Geffen Playhouse Writers Room, and Golden Tongues/Diversifying the Classics with A Noise Within and Playwrights’ Arena.
Her play BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA had its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse and will receive its second production at Company One (Boston) in 2020. I GO SOMEWHERE ELSE had its world premiere at Playwrights’ Arena (Best Playwright, Los Angeles Stage Raw Awards). In 2020, Playwrights’ Arena will also premiere A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER, which explores the limits of social activism when the monster of racism prevents you from leaving your own front door.
Inda has developed work at Ojai Playwrights Conference, Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, OSF’s Black Swan Lab, The Old Globe Powers New Voices Festival, Kitchen Dog Theatre New Works Festival, Black & Latino Playwrights Conference, and WomenWorks. Additionally, her work has been presented at: Chalk Repertory Theatre, Skylight Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, Trustus Theatre Playwrights Festival, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Intiman, and others.
Honors include: 2019 Kesselring Prize, 2019 Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, Kilroys List, Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, Steppenwolf’s The Mix, Blue Ink Playwriting Prize, Jane Chambers Student Award for Feminist Playwriting, Winner, Humanitas Prize Play LA, Princess Grace Award in Playwriting (runner-up), and Humanitas Prize. Inda writes words for Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson on How to Get Away with Murder (what is life?!) and previously wrote on ABC’s TheRookie. MFA in Dramatic Writing, University of Southern California.