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Sarah G. Chanis

Resident Stage Manager


- What is your least favorite nickname?
When I was in middle school, some classmates called me “Encyclopedia Katie” when I would answer a teacher’s questions. As we continued through school though, this nickname evolved from being a hurtful nickname to a friendly moniker. 
- What was your favorite pet?
A Siamese cat, named Hopsing. He was the bestest, sweetest cat in the whole world. He would allow my brother and I to dress him up in doll clothes and he’d even calmly rest in my arms as I roller-skated! (Don’t try this at home!)
- What are your favorite things?
Video games, books, traveling
- What’s your favorite quote?
Hope is a memory of the future.  ~ Gabriel Marcel
I would rather be a failure at something I love, than a success at something I hate. ~George Burns
- What is the Halloween costume you’re most proud of?
One year I went as Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest. I made a toga-like dress and a wreath for my head, both of which I decorated with velvet fake fall leaves in gold, orange and red.  There was also a lovely set of long fake eyelashes  No one knew who I was   But I loved the costume.  
- If you had to eat one type of food for the rest of your life, it would be…
Pie! Pie not only includes all kinds of sweets, but savory pies including Pizza Pie!! :P 
- Which terrible joke do you tell the most?
What do you call a blind deer?
I have no idea’r! (pronounced eye-deer) Its funnier out-loud.  :P
- What is your silliest irrational fear?
Hordes of insects, particularly the mechanical  alien technology ones featured in an episode of The X-files. 
- What do you do to get yourself pumped up before a daunting task?
Math.  I often do a breakdown in my head, about how long task will take and figure out how miniscule amount of time it is in terms of my day, week, year or whole life. Helps but it back into perspective and makes it seem manageable. 
- Favorite meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks?
Snacks, because technically anything could be eaten for a snack. “This enormous bowl of spaghetti? Why its just my mid-day snack!” :P

What would you do if money was no object?

I would take a year off and write a novel, preferably one requiring hands on research like a hot air balloon ride or a visit to Greek ruins.

What is your proudest moment as a five-year old?

The day I got my very own library card.  The card was yellow with bright green turtles and my ticket to a world of wonder.  I recently found pictures from that day where I’m showing off my turtled card and clutching an armful of books.  Most prominent is Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak which I checked out every chance I got – partially because it’s fun, but mostly because it annoyed my brother.  

What do you do to get yourself pumped up before a daunting task?

Music always helps.  I have a playlist called Get Over It (named for an OkGo song) which is full of songs that make me feel like I’m invincible.

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