by Inda Craig-Galván
Directed by Kimberly Ridgeway
One Night Only: Monday, October 5, 7 pm on Zoom
Tickets: Free (suggested donation $10)
Umi Grant (Corey Baker)
ABOUT THE PLAY
A suburban couple hosts a welcome-to-the-neighborhood dinner party for their new neighbors—a couple forcibly relocated from Chicago’s roughest housing project—and it’s anything but welcoming. A dark comedy about reverse gentrification and how we deal with the other when the other looks just like us.
IMPORTANT: You will receive the Zoom link in the confirmation email when you RSVP; the email comes from GiveLively.org with the subject line: “Here is your login information for CCCT’s Reading Stage production of WELCOME TO MATTESON on October 5 at 7pm”. If you don’t receive this email, your reservation for the performance is not complete. Please check your spam or junk folder or send an email to for assistance.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
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 with Primary Stages (commission), Greenway Court Theatre (commission), East West Players (Writers Group), and Golden Tongues/Diversifying the Classics with A Noise Within and Playwrights’ Arena.
Produced plays include 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 and Steppenwolf Theatre’s The Mix.
Inda has developed & presented work at 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.
Inda is a writer on the new series Happy Face (CBS All Access) produced by Michelle & Robert King and Liz Glotzer, and previously was a writer for How to Get Away with Murder and The Rookie (both ABC).
MFA in Dramatic Writing, University of Southern California.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Kimberly Ridgeway has been working professionally as an Actor, Director, Playwright, and Producer in film and theater for over 20 years. Kimberly wrote, produced, and directed the stage plays No More Secrets, Prospect Place, Heavy Burdens and The Gigolo Chronicles, and the short film The Confession. Kimberly has directed projects for Bay Area Drama Company, Dragon Productions Theatre Company, Ubuntu Theatre Project, Bay Area Performing Arts Collective, Playwrights Center of San Francisco, and TheatreFirst. Some notable acting roles include Mrs. Muller, Doubt; Coretta Scott King/Fannie Lou Hamer, All the Way; Duchess, Wonderland (World Premiere); Biz, The Human Ounce (World Premiere); and Camae in Contra Costa Civic Theatre’s The Mountaintop for which she won the 2016 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play (Local).
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