Playwright Spotlight: Christi Cruz

Untitled (2016 Cupcake Spring Readings– Shorts Night!)

Where did the idea for your play come from?

Mirror neurons. ( A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another. Thus, the neuron “mirrors” the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting. Such neurons have been directly observed in primate species.)

I see this sitting with every mom/dad in a coffee shop, bar, karaoke, playdate, school situation. Mostly from happy hours. People talk. I steal all their words. I hear their stories. All the things I wrote I have heard. My

brother says there is nothing more terrifying than hanging out with a bunch of moms on mom’s night out. We get crazy. That is where I hear all the shit.

What was your favorite moment in working on this piece? Thinking about each person I was writing about. They are so complex. But, it can be hidden in their everyday life. It’s so funny and can be lonely. Sitting in silence and thinking about what happens every day.

What projects are you currently working on?

I write a blog and am working on a web series. I love teaching and working at our studio teaching kids, Wedgwood Drama Studio. I act in whatever I can and do voiceovers when they let me.

Finish this sentence- “I love theater that…”

Pushes.

Includes.

Who is your current artist crush (any discipline)? Any hot guy that is not my husband. Kidding, hunnie. #Not kidding

What was the best advice you were given as a theater artist?

Be humble.

Learn how to do all the things.

Listen.

What is the one thing you know as an artist now that you wish you could tell your younger self?

Be you.

Outside of theater, what are you really into right now? Bacon.  Making sure my children stay alive.

What is your favorite and least favorite word?

Favorite- Can

Least Favorite- Can’t

Any other thoughts you’d like to share? (About Live Girls! Theater, Love, Life, Puppies, …really – anything at all?)

Thanks for letting me debut. Love you LG!

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