CCFF’s staff volunteer Marlene Maude Koncewicz had a chance to question Charlie Cromer a little bit about his “Forever Dead” performance for the CCFF which he describes as “Six Feet Under meets Lovecraft!”.
CCFF: Why do you do what you do?
Charlie Cromer: I create original work because I want to have some fun and novel interactions with audiences.
CCFF: How is your personality reflected in your work?
Charlie Cromer: My work usually sits at the intersection of pathos and melodrama. Anyone I know will tell you, I’m a drama queen.
CCFF: What do you think are some of the most inspiring things happening in acting/ independent theater currently?
Charlie Cromer: The most inspiring part of every fringe I’ve been to, every collaboration I’ve been a part of since joining this community, is that generosity, kindness, and enthusiastic love for each others’ work is very much alive. However, I do not believe that this is by any means new to the scene.
CCFF: Out of all your accomplishments which one is the most important and defining of them all?
Charlie Cromer: Anytime I’ve had the honor of playing a supporting role in another’s life. It’s been an honor to hear from students that a class they took from me taught them something of value.
CCFF: What projects are you dying to work on in the future?
Charlie Cromer: I get to play Young Scrooge to my father’s Scrooge in Cincinnati this Christmas. My first role was Tiny Tim to my father’s Charles Dickens in Dayton. I’ve been dreaming of that for twenty-six years.
[Performer Spotlight Written by: Marlene Maude Koncewicz (CCFF Staff Volunteer)]