Gail was one of three Texas actresses honored by the USA Film Fest for her accomplishments.
The evening included a screening of SPARROW in which she co-stars.
The amazing cast of FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS with director Dylan Key at Undermain Theatre. Playwright Meg Miroshnik flew in from LA and loved the show!
RUTH by Vicki Cheatwood premiered at Kitchen Dog Theater's New Works Festival in May, 2012.
That's Gail as Naomi with daughter Ruth, played by Liza Gonzalez.
Critics praised Dallas Theater Center's production of Dividing the Estate for its outstanding ensemble. Center is Oscar-nominee June Squibb. That's me in the glasses.
Each year The Column Awards honor theatre artists from across the DFW metroplex and raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. 2012's special treat: Gail was nominated for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS for her work in Dividing the Estate at the Dallas Theater Center.
Check out the brand new SLIDE SHOW under DIRECTING/Atlas of Mud.
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. Check out some of the links.(You may have to cut and paste a few). If you'd like to know more, please contact me. I would love to talk with you. You can email me through this site.
I had a FANTASTIC headshot session with Bryan Chatlien last month. I just posted 4 INCREDIBLY DIFFERENT LOOKS, all inspired by the Michael Chekhov work (see below) and facilitated by makeup artist Joanna Hathcock.
While waiting for my newest work (see below), check out my DEMO 2015, edited by DAVID PINKSTON, on youtube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HoLjZVA-pQ.
SOON TO BE RELEASED!
—>THE SECTOR. A post-apocalyptic thriller written and directed by JOSH RIDGWAY and starring LANCE HENRIKSEN and RICHARD TYSON. I play an itinerant peddlar who's not about to be taken advantage of. Don't mess with a woman with a gun.
—>TE ATA. Produced by the Chickasaw Nation, directed by NATHAN FRANKOWSKI and starring Q’ORIANKA KILCHER as the legendary Native American performer Te Ata. I appear as — Eleanor Roosevelt!
—>OCCUPY, TEXAS. Directed by JEFF BARRY, written by and starring GENE GALLERANO. A disillusioned young man returns to Texas after his parents’ death to take on the establishment and ME, Principal Stringer! It was a treat to be on set with GENE, PERI GILPIN and LORELEI LINKLATER.
—>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!
STILL GOIN’ STRONG
—>STEPS OF FAITH, directed by award-winning M. LEGEND BROWN, had an AMAZING year on the festival circuit.
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 JOHNSON is ranch owner Marshall who falls in love with Faith and helps her win over Bell. STEPS OF FAITH trailer is on youtube!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnUIg7Dpg2U&feature=youtu.be
—>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 at 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!
—>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
-->Summer '16 got off to a sizzling start playing the aged Irish widow, Aoife, in OUTSIDE MULLINGAR 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
—>I was honored to share the UNDERMAIN THEATRE stage with the amazing cast of FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS 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 last spring: post photos and thoughts on 5 shows that shaped your career. Check out my choices on my FB page.
CLASSES AND COACHING
-->I am THRILLED to be part of the launch of a new MICHAEL CHEKHOV TECHNIQUE 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 two 6-week sessions on Theatre Three’s Norma Young Arena Stage. The two sessions, costing $150.00 for students who enroll three weeks in advance or earlier of their session and $180.00 for regular enrollment, will have two introductory sessions, the first, every Saturday from September 10 to October 15 and the second session from October 29 to December 10. A special audition technique class, open to any interested performers, will be offered on October 22. 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.”
The Norma Young Arena Stage
Theatre Three Dallas / 2800 Routh Street, Ste #168, Dallas
• Students may enroll online (www.theatre3dallas.com) or by contacting the Theatre Three box office (214-871-3300).
• Early Enrollment Fee (before 8/20/16 for 1st session, before 10/8/16 for the 2nd session): $150.00
• Regular Enrollment Fee: $180.00
• Special Audition Technique Session (October 22 only): $50.00. TAUGHT BY NMCA co-founder, LISA DALTON! See below.
• Sixteen slots available for students per session
—>It was renewing to attend a Michael Chekhov Technique Intensive led by master teacher Lisa Dalton in May. Check out Lisa and all she does at http://www.chekhov.net.
—>I continue to teach at 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 THE HEIDI CHRONICLES 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. NEXT UP: ANON(ymous) by Naomi Itsuka, auditioning August 23!
—>I teach at STAGE in Dallas as I am available (go to www.stage-online.org for info). I continue to do private coaching work, for stage as well as screen. Contact me via this website if you are interested in classes and/or coaching.
—>I continue to serve on the BOARD of SAG-AFTRA, DFW! I am so proud to be working with this amazing group of people to promote our industry and its talent.
If you've watched my DEMO 2015 and want more, check out my speed reel (2:00) right here on the Audio/Video page. You also find clips from 4 recent projects.
The annual Collin Theatre Center Awards banquet honors student, community and staff artists who made the former season successful. We also induct former students who are working professionally into our HALL OF FAME. This year's inductees: JASON RALPH, actor and producer who skyrocketed to fame in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, and JAMES ORTIZ, actor, puppet-master and creator of THE WOODSMAN, reopening off -Broadway in 2015. James and Jason founded New York-based STRANGEMEN & COMPANY.
I had the pleasure of working of Andrew Librizzi's film as Joycee, the dispatcher. The townspeople of Leonard, Texas were thrilled to host the shoot.
Let's hear it for TEXAS-based production! Here I am with former Collin College (CTC) student Cherami Leigh who stars along with Todd Terry.
I was thrilled to be honored in the BEST ACTRESS category by the DFW Theatre Critics for my portrayal of Maria Callas in MASTER CLASS at Lyric Stage, 2007. I also received a Column Award as BEST ACTRESS/Equity. What a year THAT was!
Gail receives her National Michael Chekhov Association teacher certificate at the January, 2012 training institute in Arlington, TX.
STAGE is a fantastic resource for actors in the Dallas area: classes, workshops, showcases, email announcements, and MORE! Contact them at www.stage-online.org, 214-630-7722 for information. I will be teaching there later this year. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF STAGE TO ENROLL! Join today!!
I am available for private coaching: personal development, beginning instruction, evaluations, audition preparation for stage or screen. Contact me through this site for more information about my methods and fees.