Welcome to my website.
I hope it will serve as an introduction to me: as a person, an actress on stage and screen, a teacher, a director. Please take a look at my acting, teaching and directing resumes. Watch my videos, listen to my voiceover demo, look at photos of my stage and screen work and my directing. Check out some of the links. If you'd like to know more, please contact me. I would love to talk with you. You can email me through this site.
BIG NEWS: The Vast of Night headed to SLAMDANCE!
ANDREW PATTERSON's film The Vast of Night is in one of eleven narrative features selected to premiere at SLAMDANCE FILM FEST, a launchpad for emerging filmmakers, January 25, 2019 at Park City, Utah. Called a "MUST SEE!" it's a smart sci-fi set in the 50s. I play Mabel Blanche. JAKE HOROWITC and SIERRA McCORMICK are fantastic as two young people who come knocking on my door for answers about strange occurences. Check out the trailer on the Slamdance site. Go to: https://showcase.slamdance.com/Film-Schedule.
For your viewing pleasure:
TEXAS COTTON. A wacky Texas tale of treachery and truth from director TYLER RUSSELL. Check out the trailer: Texas Cotton (2018) - IMDb. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8009578/ It's available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
TE ATA. Produced by the Chickasaw Nation, directed by NATHAN FRANKOWSKI and starring Q’ORIANKA KILCHER as the legendary Native American performer Te Ata. Selected as one of 2017's Best Films By and About Women. Available on Amazon.com. I appear as — Eleanor Roosevelt!
STEPS OF FAITH. Directed by award-winning M. LEGEND BROWN. Faith (CHRYSTIE PHARRIS) believes she is called to leave her family and begin a new life working on a horse therapy ranch. I play Bell who runs the ranch and challenges that calling. MALIK WHITFIELD is ranch owner Marshall who falls in love with Faith and helps her win over Bell. The trailer is on youtube!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnUIg7Dpg2U&feature=youtu.be
A HEART THAT FORGIVES. Another award-winning film from M. LEGEND BROWN. We won the BEST SUPPORTING CAST award at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival. Available on PureFlix.com.
Soon to be released...
UNDYING. Watch for this humor-filled horror flick starring JAMES LOGAN and TERI REEVES. I play Olga, a powerful woman with secrets -- and I don't die! I smell a sequel. Check it out in the PHOTOS section.
KREEP. I am the meanest foster-mom ever to LYMARI NADAL in this twisted Texas tale written and directed by BRETT BENTMAN. It also stars JUDD NELSON.
SLEEPING IN PLASTIC. Written and directed by VAN DITTHAVONG. Just when you thought it was safe to go to small town Texas....
AVALANCHE. From German director Bastian Gunther and inspired by the documentary HANDS ON A HARD BODY. A tale for our time. Look for me as Martha.
RUMP. My first animated feature! I voice -- ah, it's a SECRET!
REVOLUTION may have been cancelled but not before I appeared as Patriot Commander Shirlee Jenkins in Austin City Limits, directed by legendary HELEN SHAVER. You can still catch the episode on www.nbc.com/revolution/video (aired 4/2/14).
DALLAS: LIke a Bad Penny. Bobby and Brenda battle with Dr. Monika Englert (ME) to get Sue Ellen released from the hospital. (Guess who wins?) You can view the episode: http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/dallas/season-3/episode-7/like-a-bad-penny.html. (aired 4/7/14).
Weird and wonderful web-series: plural!
BAIL OUT. I’m so excited to join the cast of BAIL OUT, written, directed by and starring DENNIS O’NEILL as an ex-NYC cop who moves to Ft.Worth to take over his uncle’s bail bond business. The Irish Mob is following him (for protection!) and I’m one of the ever-suffering “Agony Sisters” who are comin’ along. ANNE LOCKHART plays sister Anna to my Josie. We are a hoot! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-am-lorenzo-lamas-bail-out-series#/.
DELPHIS. Looking for something a little different? Take a look at DELPHIS, a webseries written and directed by SCOT MICHAEL WALKER, who also stars. Scot was an actor looking for an agent when he decided to produce something that would really show him off. He plays a suburban dad who's having an affair with -- a stuffed dolphin. I know that sounds strange but it's hilarious if a little raw. He has tea parties to which he invites other stuffed animals (besides his girlfriend Delphis) and that's where I come in. I play Sophie, a stuffed dog (the live action version) who challenges his position as head of the tea table. Check it out on youtube. There are 4 episodes. I'm in # 4. NOTE: Preview if before you tell your mom (or kids) about it.
PIGGY’S LAMENT (formerly OF MICE AND MARY). Writer-director-actress STACY CUNNINGHAMS's pilot about women and ghosts on Death Row screened at the USA Film Festival in Dallas to great acclaim. (See the photo of me with noose marks on my neck.)
TREADING THE BOARDS...
White Rabbit/Red Rabbit, Dallas Theater Center. I was lucky (?) enough to be chosen to participate in this groundbreaking theatre experience. Each night a new actor performs the show on book, never having read the script beforehand! Each night is different. Each night will be new. Every night will be a riot! No actor can perform more than once, as part of the deal is that the performance is "cold". Look for the rabbit photos!
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES had a successful run at Theatre 3 in Dallas last summer. I played Madame Rosemonde in this contemporary imagining of the play directed by Tiffany Nicole Greene.
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR. Summer '16 got off to a sizzling start playing the aged Irish widow, Aoife, in this charming piece my John Patrick Shanley at WaterTower Theatre, directed by the fantastic Rene Moreno. You'll get a grand taste of it at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P2IeC7XVJo. Here's a sample of what the critics had to say:
Watching (John) Davies and Cronauer is like watching a couple of Bentleys roll unceremoniously down the street. They make it look so easy as they mine their characters for every bit of realness, trading back and forth as Tony and Aiofe in that way that people who have been friends for many years tend to do. Janice L. Franklin, published Friday, June 10, 2016, THEATERJONES.COM
FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS. I was honored to share the UNDERMAIN THEATRE stage with the amazing cast of this play by MEG MIROSHNIK, directed by DYLAN KEY. I played a (maybe?) witch of a woman who loves to fatten up little girls and … you know the story. Great show, great houses, great press — and a wonderful radio interview of me for KERA by Jerome Weeks. http://artandseek.net/2014/11/25/gail-cronauer-the-actress-as-wily-magical-witch/
5-shows-in-5-days! That was the Facebook challenge to actors: post photos and thoughts on 5 shows that shaped your career. Check out my choices on under PHOTOS.
CLASSES AND COACHING
MICHAEL CHEKHOV TECHNIQUE at THEATRE 3!
I am THRILLED to be part of the launch of a new training opportunity in Dallas! Here's information from the press release and a quote from me:
Theatre Three, in collaboration with the National Michael Chekhov Association (NMCA) has announced new performance training classes for adult actors, both professional and novice, who are seeking to learn more about the art and science of acting. In this endeavor Theatre Three seeks to fulfill one of the tenets of its mission statement—to provide a nurturing environment for artists to learn and grow. The theatre will offer classes on Theatre Three’s Norma Young Arena Stage. Dates for upcoming six week sessions, costing $150.00 for students who enroll three weeks in advance or earlier of their session and $180.00 for regular enrollment, will be announced soon. A special audition technique class, open to any interested performers, will also be offered. The audition technique class is an add-on session costing $50.These classes will explore the acting technique developed and taught by master acting teacher and actor Michael Chekhov, and will be taught by highly respected actor and NMCA certified teacher, Gail Cronauer.
“Michael Chekhov’s work and technique is a gift to the performing artist — or anyone interested in peak performance,” says Cronauer. “It gives the actor real tools, fosters a healthy aesthetic, unlocks the imagination, enlivens the body and voice and fosters ease, confidence and courage.”
Learn more about the Michael Chekhov Technique on Master Teacher Lisa Dalton's website: http://www.chekhov.net.
I will be offering an INTERMEDIATE course (beginning JANUARY 12, 2019) and an INTRODUCTORY course (in May). Check them out and REGISTER at: https://www.theatre3dallas.com/enrich/national-michael-chekhov-association-workshops/
COLLIN COLLEGE in Plano, Texas. Please take time to check out this outstanding theatre department and program. http://www.collintheatrecenter.com. You can view production photos there (I directed a wonderful production of Thornton Wilder's classic THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at CTC last fall) as well as information about our outstanding faculty of theatre professionals, successful alumni (e.g., Broadway and TV stars BRIAN J. SMITH, JASON RALPH, MICHAEL URIE) and upcoming season and auditions.
ALSO, check out occasional classes I teach at STAGE (www.stage-online.org) and MAKE YOUR MARK STUDIO @ www.makeyourmarkstudios.org.
I am privileged to serve on the BOARD of SAG-AFTRA, DFW and on the DFW ACTOR'S EQUITY ASSOCIATION Liason Committee. I am so proud to be working with these amazing groups of people to promote our industry and its talent.
PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US FOR THE SAG-AFTRA AWARDS screening and party, January 27,2019 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Las Colinas. Email: Trish.Avery@sagaftra.org for info!
See you out there!