Christie Perfetti Williams
Hometown: Born and raised in Oswego, NY. Moved to NYC after college graduation and lived there for 11 years.
Current Town: Brick, NJ
Q: Tell me about An Appeal to the Woman of the House.
A: It's about a husband and wife who get a knock on their door one night and their lives are forever changed.
Q: What else are you working on now?
A: A novel...it's been a long time since I worked on one of those. It's fun and naughty.
Q: Tell me, if you will, a story from your childhood that explains who you are as a writer or as a person.
A: Oh boy. Me in a nutshell?! As a kid, I used to insist that before we started a Barbie doll playing session, we had an outlined premise, conflict and conclusion. And God help the poor friend who deviated from it.
Q: If you could change one thing about theater, what would it be?
A: There need to be more and better parts for women. Period.
Q: Who are or were your theatrical heroes?
A: If Sam Shepard knocked on my door tonight, I'd runaway with him. My husband would understand.
Q: What kind of theater excites you?
A: I love simple stories with great dialogue. Sets, costume, funky gels - I don't need all of that. The barebones of theater turns me on.
Q: What advice do you have for playwrights just starting out?
A: Write your hearts out. And don't stop.
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