Want to know more about the performers? Check out the “Performers” page to get more information on this year’s participants. Or check out the “Past Performers” to get more information on performers from the past festivals and events.
Want to know more about us? Well, below is a bit of info about the founders and staff of the CCFF and what inspired them to bring the Fringe Festival to Athens Georgia.
Marty Cronk ~ Co-Founder
Marty Cronk has roots in live theater, having taken part in live stage production since the age of 6. He moved into the realm of film and video in high school, then subsequently broadened his knowledge at New York University and Full Sail University. He has worked in various capacities, both in performing and behind the scenes, for such companies as Per4mAnts, Sound “O” Rama, Orange TV, and Virtual Media Communications. He was the writer/co-director/editor for the first-ever kids 4-H television series, “O-Zone” for Orange County Government Television, and Assistant Editor for the feature film “The Essence of Irwin”. He has written multiple scripts for short films, commercials, and public service announcements and has received several awards for his work in government programming. His specialties include directing, editing, lighting and camera operation. Since 2009 he has served as Producing Director for the Athens-based video production company Randomosity Productions, producing videos for local businesses and government entities, as well as promos for local artists, music videos, event coverage and short films.
Megan Dunn ~ Co-Founder
Megan Dunn has been performing since the age of 11 though of course the love of fiction and an active imagination, which is the heart of every artist, has thrived in her for much longer. She is a graduate of Savannah Arts Academy (a high school dedicated to the arts), where she learned the different sides and styles of stage performance, and in her free time she practiced and played with different performing styles such as dance, puppetry, street performance and anything else she could talk her friends into. She took this passion into her adult years where she is a partner in the Athens-based video production company Randomosity Productions. She has emphasized acting thus far in her career, having portrayed a wide range of characters, from classical Shakespeare to comedic improvisatio
n. She is also a gifted fantasy writer, with multiple projects under her belt. In the last few years her interests have moved behind the scenes, where she is rapidly gaining new skills in the fields of post production, camera operation and animation. Her desire to fulfill her own artistic goals have encouraged her to promote and support other local artists. She knows that only by working together with our community of varied performers will we all be able to become the best artists we can.
Mux Blank ~ Co-Founder
Mux Blank has been a Fringe artist for as long as he can remember, and expresses himself in a multitude of different mediums (abstract 2-d/3-d, no-budget filmmaking, experimental music, performance art, sideshow freak, DIY zine publisher, and event organizer). He has lived homelessly in his car and even a mini-storage warehouse space in the past, and until recently (over six years now) he has been living full time out of an old run-down school bus all while ceaselessly creating, touring, performing, and booking events locally and nationally. In the past he opened an all-ages DIY music and performance space called Penumbra. Since then he has traveled far and wide as a Fringe performance artist for over 10 years. He has organized and promoted other Fringe-type performance artists locally in Athens and Atlanta over the last 8 years with his “Carnivale Of Black Hearts” showcases and “Moonlight Gypsy Market” arts and craft festival events. He is well known for his downtown street theater performances as the character called TVHeadGuy, and as a bassist/vocalist in the locally based “doom-psychedelic-noise” touring band Rat Babies. He has released multiple albums with Rat Babies, his solo project simply called Mr Blank, and other side projects (Royal Futility). He has also published multiple mini-comics and zines such as: Blank Culture, Rabblerouser Magazine, Square Bird, Fun With Fire, and more. Currently he is opening up his home as an alternative gallery and underground performance space called the JOKER JOKER Gallery. To Mux’s friends, he is known for his compassion and hard-working demeanor. Mux is a founding member of the CCFF because he hopes to use his knowledge of creating, marketing and promoting fringe performance art to give the Fringe community of Athens a much-needed boost. Email Mux Blank here: email@example.com
Darcy Wicked ~ Social Media Consultant
Darcy Wicked is probably best known for her on-stage antics, teasing laughter from even the toughest crowds while subtly removing bits and pieces of her costume in a parody of a paternal society’s attempts at limiting women’s rights, roles and voices. However even this comedic burlesque performer has a day job. Back in the “real world” as she likes to refer to it, she operates her own business Thursday Green Productions, working as a Social Media and Marketing Consultant for mostly non-profit organizations. Just a few of her former clients include the Right Whale Festival 2008-2013, Association of Conservation Information (ACI), The U.S. Forestry Service, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Environmental Resources Network (TERN), The GADNR – Wildlife Resources Division – Nongame Conservation Section, CoastFest, The Eco-Focus Film Festival at Cine, Fire on the Mountain, Thursday Chicken Pictures – educational science fun for your homeschoolers and Players Royale Film Productions. In addition to her consulting, Modeling, Dance, Comedy and Burlesque performing work, she is also an accomplished fiction writer, blogger, sketch artist and photographer and contributes regularly to Deviant Art and Shutterstock.com. She obtained a BA in PR/Journalism from UGA’s Grady School of Journalism, Mass Communications & New Media while earning minor degrees in Sociology and Psychology. She later completed her Double Masters, earning an MS Conservation-Ecology and MA Non-Profit Organizations. She loves working with kids and has a Graduate Teaching Certificate that allowed her to teach Biology, Ecology and Marine Science as well as take part in Project Focus where she got to teach science to 3rd graders at Winterville Elementary. She believes in teaching about the beauty of the natural world, that wonder and joy are always around us, boosting our creativity through the arts, if only we take the time to listen and feel. An admitted tree-hugger, Girl Scout and clown, she has three children all involved in different areas of the arts including dancing, musical theater, music and graphic and gaming design. While she often works with clients using her “real name”, when it comes to the arts and the community that embraces them, she prefers to go by the moniker of slightly twisted, Darcy Wicked. She can be reached for either consulting or performing on her Facebook Fan Page .