Friend a Day – Chrys Buckholtz

Photo by Kristin Thesing

Photo by Kristin Thesing

I’ve known Chrys since she became part of Vilification the old-fashioned way – by standing up on stage at the Renaissance Festival and trying to insult someone.  She started out well and has continued to improve since then.

She has a drive to write the best material possible.  She spends a lot of time working with her partner to refine the jokes she writes because she wants them to work the first time she throws them.  It may not be a 100% success rate but most of her new material hits the mark.

When she is on stage, she looks confident and prepared.  I’ve never seen her arrive at a show anything but ready to do her best.  I’ve never seen her at a loss for a joke.

Off the vilification tennis stage, she is a gifted costumer.  Her work has been on stage at the CONvergence masquerade and in the halls of the convention.  If you want a well made corset, I know who would be on the top of my list for a recommendation.

That attention to detail she brings to costuming is probably why she is so good in her job.  As a property manager she is clearly meticulous and attentive.  Those traits are a part of who she is and it makes her valuable.

Chrys and I share a lot of the same political views, which is not a reason I like her specifically but, like many of the people I know, she often helps lend perspective to a situation I’ve been thinking about.  She doesn’t arrive at an opinion without some thought and because of that, I find her opinions worth hearing.

Like most members of the vilification cast, Chrys has brought her personality to the mix and it has added something that wasn’t already there.  I think the diversity of who we are makes a huge difference in the success of our show.

I’m glad Chrys stepped onto our stage to give it a chance all those years back.  It means I’ve gotten to know a really cool person.

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About Petsnakereggie

Geek, movie buff, dad, musician, comedian, atheist, liberal and writer. I also really like Taco flavored Doritos.

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