Inda Craig-Galván writes stuff – mostly plays and TV. Her work often explores intra-racial conflicts and politics within the African-American community. Grounded in reality with a touch of magical realism that fucks with time & memories.
Inda's currently developing new works of theatre on commission with The Old Globe and Round House Theatre, and a new play with the CTG Writers Group.
The new play Welcome to Matteson! will have an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, with productions beginning at New Jersey Repertory Company (New Jersey) and Congo Square Theatre (Chicago).
Previously produced plays include The Great Jheri Curl Debate (East West Players, Los Angeles), a hit dog holler (Skylight Theatre & Playwrights' Arena co-production, Los Angeles), Black Super Hero Magic Mama (Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles), and I Go Somewhere Else (Playwrights' Arena, Los Angeles).
Inda is the recipient of the Kesselring Prize, Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, Blue Ink Playwriting Prize, Jane Chambers Student Award for Feminist Playwriting, and Stage Raw Best Playwright Award. Inda's plays have been included on the Kilroys List (twice) and Steppenwolf Theatre’s The Mix.
Her work has developed & presented work at Bay Area Playwrights Festival, NNPN Showcase, Company One, City Theatre (Pittsburgh), Ashland New Play Festival, Orlando Shakes, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Black Swan Lab, The Old Globe Powers New Voices Festival, Kitchen Dog Theatre New Works Festival, Black & Latino Playwrights Conference, WomenWorks, Humanitas, Chalk Repertory Theatre, Skylight Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, Trustus Theatre Playwrights Festival, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Intiman, and others.
Aside from theatre, Inda is a TV writer/producer on the ABC series Will Trent. She previously wrote on the JJ Abrams series Demimonde (HBO), the upcoming Happy Face (Paramount+), How to Get Away with Murder (ABC), and TheRookie (ABC). Inda's 4-episode fiction podcast adapted from her play, a hit dog will holler, was produced by Radiotopia.fm and is available now wherever you get your podcasts.
MFA in Theatre: Dramatic Writing, University of Southern California.