Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Getting to know Melanie R. Buchanan, CYT Director

Melanie R. Buchanan is director of the Civic Youth Theatre program at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. She was kind enough to take time from her schedule to answer the "Inside the Actors Studio" questions in this second installment of the "Getting to know" series about the Civic Theatre staff.

Q: What is your favorite word?
A: Phenomenal.

Q: What is your least favorite word?
A: Get.

Q: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
A: Laughter.

Q: What turns you off?
A: Lack of motivation.

Q: What sound or noise do you love?
A: Thunder and cicadas in the late summer.

Q: What sound or noise do you hate?
A: Ice scraping on the windshield, in the freezer or anywhere, really. I cannot stand it. It's like nails on the chalkboard.

Q: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
A: Going for "chemist" on this one.

Q: What profession would you not like to do?
A: Lawyer.

Q: If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
A: God would say, "Wait a second, you aren't on my list." But maybe I would like for her to say, "Okay, I'll let you through this time."

To contact Melanie, call the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette office at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or e-mail her at cyt@lafayettecivic.org

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