Q and A with BATS theatre director Michelle Zintschenko

Michelle Zintschenko in directing The Full Monty for BATS Theatre group. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I am an avid curler – as in the Winter sport, not my hair.

What are you most passionate about?

Making sure I live life to the fullest.

What would your last meal be?

Something with eggplant. Like actual eggplant not the emoji. Braised eggplant or eggplant Parma.

What was your most memorable moment?

There are so many but probably the first time I stood in Times Square.

What was your favourite subject in school?


What event past or present would you like to witness?

Seeing the USA win gold for curling at the 2018 Winter Olympics. It’s not the same on television.

Which six dinner guests, dead or alive, would you invite to dinner?

Alan Cumming, Morrissey, Mariska Hargitay, Enid Blyton, Agatha Christie and Angela Lansbury.

What are you currently listening to?

The cast recording of The Other Josh Cohen. It’s my uplifting, inspiring go to soundtrack and I am revisiting it on repeat at the moment.

How would you describe your fashion sense?

Op shop eclectic.

Have you had a pet that has made an impact on your life?

Pish was a cat that arrived when I didn’t know I needed a pet. She was savage and guarded but we eventually came to an understanding. I still miss her.

If you had to compete on MasterChef, what dish would you cook?

The only thing I’ve ever cooked for another human – a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich.

Where is your dream holiday destination?

I never tire of New York but the Maldives does look enticing.

What were you like as a kid?

Painfully shy.

What is your favourite colour and why?

Blue. So many shades it’s not as severe as wearing black.

Do you consider yourself an extrovert or an introvert?

I’m a bit like the Wizard of Oz. An extrovert until you pull back the curtain.