Spend 69 seconds with … Chris Bolton / The Unstoppable Conni Smudge

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Spend 69 seconds with Chris Bolton and his alter-ego The Unstoppable Conni Smudge who next appears in the upcoming Ghost Light Projects production of Drag Queens on Trial.

01Your first job.

Chris – delivering the North Shore News
Conni– performing with my Smudge Family for a Biker Bar on Vancouver Island complete with chain link fence in front of the stage to protect us from flying beer bottles.

02The job you wanted as a child.

Chris & Conni – to be a glamorous lady in commercials – either for Charlie perfume or WonderBra – remember? “Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderrr Braww wa aaaa”.

03Your pet peeve.

Chris – friends so busy contacting other people with their hand held devices they ignore the person that has actually made the time to be with them.
Conni – the lights coming on at the end of the night.

04Your hero.

Chris – my Nana.
Conni – Dame Edna Everage.

05Finish this sentence: I first kissed a boy…

Chris – and it felt so right.
Conni – and I knew I wanted more of this.

06Your biggest indulgence.

Chris – taking a day for myself, to do whatever I want to do.
Conni – myself.

07The one word your best friend would use to describe you.

Chris – multifaceted – just like a jewel.
Conni – a handful.

08Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

Chris – a fabulous companion, unlimited smart cocktails, my big comfy bed.
Conni – unlimited smart cocktails, a fabulous companion, my make-up kit (shaving kit included).

09 One thing no one knows about you.

Chris – my best friend is my real sister Sarah.
Conni – that I am sensitive and it hurts when people are mean.

10 The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.

Chris – walking around Stanley Park, rain or shine … its a thousand acres of heaven.
Conni – going to Little Sisters and finding out what sensational drag show they can see while they are here.

Chris Bolton
The Unstoppable Conni Smudge

Meet Chris Bolton/Conni Smudge

Chris Bolton has yearned for the spotlight ever since being a young child. He attended Gastown Actors Studio where he was inspired under the tutelage of the phenomenal Jessica Van Der Veen.

Developing a character named Conni Smudge has been a twenty year journey and it has been his most rewarding to date. “She” has taken him all over the Globe. Conni’s wit, charm and approachable nature has afforded her the honour of performing in the most unlikely of places. From the biker bars of Nanaimo to the grand theatres of Europe, Mz Smudge has done them all.

By day, Chris has been everything from a front desk concierge for a leading travel company, to a bulk lubricant sales person for Imperial Oil. At present he is a Social Event Coordinator for Out to Lunch Catering. Building strong relationships with people is his passion.

Chris/Conni will next be seen in the Ghost Light Projects production of Drag Queens On Trial at the PAL Theatre March 10 – 17, 2012.

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