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November 2007
ELEVEN QUESTIONS WITH MICHELLE BRANDT
1. What is your code name?
Peanut.

2. What is your personal slogan?
“That’s ridiculous.”

3. Do you have an allegiance to any particular fictional character, cartoon, or celebrity?
Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

4. What is the first thing you'd buy with a million dollar inheritance from a long-lost relative?
Party at my new house!

5. If you could have a super-power, what would it be?
The ability to breathe underwater.

6. What were you hoping no one would find out about you?
My inability to parallel park.

7. What would be the title of your first book?
Living with Dos Jesus’.

8. What are your power foods?
Bananas and cranberry juice.

9. What are some of your favorite quotes?
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix.

10. Finally, are you a ninja, a pirate, or a cowboy?
Ninja, for sure.

11. Do you “double” as anything else?
A stand-up comedian!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
In the midst of rehearsing for Just Say DA!: Direct Object, Michelle talks about her relationship with objects over the years…

My relationship with elastic bands started at a young age. At the tender age of five, the popular scrunchie fad worked its way into my heart and hair. Each day, I could be spotted on the playground in a brightly colored scrunchie, which I generally tried to match with the color of at least one sock or shoe. When this fad was put on the backburner, so was my passion for elastic bands… until I discovered my sea foam green exercise band. Together we create a strong and flexible bond and continue to grow…

February 2008
Michelle answers a few questions regarding her fellow Mountain Goat, Stephanie Denson.

What super power does Steph already have?
The ability to make dreams come true!

What is her slogan?
Why the hell not?

What is her code name?
Checkers.

Who do you think she may have been in another life?
Rosie the Riveter or Cruella DeVille.

Of what is Steph a champion?
She is a champion forward roller.

If she were an object, what would she be?
A decorative lampshade.

What is her spirit animal?
THE LLAMA

What else is impressive about Steph?
She is capable of playing a wide variety of Asian characters... and she can be known to sport neon colors and animal prints simultaneously.

To see what Steph says about Jamie, click here.
To see what Lisa says about Michelle, click here.
PHOTOS
PROJECTS

Our Marvelous Mountain Goat
This past fall, Michelle performed the role of Angelique (Angelina) in a contemporary translation of Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid as part of St. Edward's University's 2010-11 Production Season. Don't miss her final Main Stage performance as a student: this spring, Michelle will be featured on the Mary Moody Northern Stage as Alexandra in On the Verge or the Geography of Yearning, Eric Overmeyer's vibrant and comedic tale of three Victorian explorers.

On the Verge of Graduating
You also have the chance to see Michelle's Acting Thesis: an object-based solo piece, which will be revealed in April 2011 at St. Edward's Mary Moody Northern Theatre. Come support her final performance requirement before graduation and see how the St. Ed's Department explores object play!

Paying it Forward
Michelle will be returning to Texas Arts Project as Dance Captain and Counselor. This is her fifth year working at this intensive pre-professional summer training program at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, following three years of attendance as a talented Dripping Springs High School Student. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge, Chel! TAP is lucky to have you on board!

BIOGRAPHY

Michelle Brandt   is currently a student at St. Edward's University (class of 2011), where she is working towards a degree in theatre arts with an emphasis in acting. Her most recent credits there include August Strindberg's The Stronger as Madame X and daba-daba-ing in Cy Coleman's City of Angels as the female brunette of the narrating quartet. In the fall of 2010, she had the great honor to play Angelique (Angelina) in a contemporary translation of Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid. ...read more

TEACHING

FUN FACTS
superpower elasticity; the ability to become a mermaid house house party!
action Cobra Commander animals swan
lips "My soul is older than this body." objects Japanese silk curtains; silly putty
film strip Catwoman; Bambi question mark She is a champion yodeler.
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