Interview with Stacy Melich

Posted on October 21, 2015

Current AE intern Elin Rose Hill interviews Stacy Melich who returns to the AE stage as Brenda Hendriks in the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Steve Yockey's The Thrush & the Woodpecker opening October 31.

You were in the original reading of The Thrush and the Woodpecker . What has been the most exciting thing about watching the show grow?

Honestly, and this is a testament to Steve's writing, I don't remember if there have been many changes. It has been a few years since the previous script was workshopped. When Steve comes to the table with a play, he knows what he wants. I have never asked him, but it almost seems like he sees it and then he writes it. I am very excited to be a part of this play coming to life on stage.

If you were a bird what bird would you be?

I would want to be an Egret. They like warm climates; they usually live near the water; they are graceful, beautiful and they always seem peaceful. Oh, that is what I wish I was. I'm probably more of a seagull: loud, likes the ocean, likes to eat.

Last show at AE?

The Mother$%&*er with the Hat

Last show you were in?

The Doctor, The Devil and My Dad at 7 Stages

What’s next on your agenda?

I will be continuing my studies at KSU, and then I get to work on The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson.

Favorite Yockey Play?

That is a difficult question because every time I see a new play of his I think that one is my favorite. So, it would have to be The Thrush and the Woodpecker. Also, one of the first Yockey plays I worked on, Medusa, will always be special to me.