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Honored at USA Film Fest

Gail was one of three Texas actresses honored by the USA Film Fest for her career accomplishments.

The evening included a screening of SPARROW in which she co-stars.

RUTH reaps RAVES!

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 Lisa Gonzalez.

ATLAS OF MUD Slide show!

Check out the brand new SLIDE SHOW under DIRECTING/Atlas of Mud.

DIVIDING THE ESTATE a stellar ensemble!

Critics praised Dallas Theater Center's production of Dividing the Estate for its outstanding ensemble.

That's Gail on the couch in the glasses as Lucille, with Nance Williamson, June Squibb, Lynn
Blackburn.  Standing are Akin Babatunde, Mike Connolly, Kurt Rhoads, Liz Mikel.

Actors Equity Supports Column Awards

Each year The Column Awards honors theatre artists from across the DFW metroplex and raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids.This year a special treat:  Gail was nominated for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS for her work in Dividing the Estate at the Dallas Theater Center.

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Hello and Happy 2014!

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. If you'd like to know more, please contact me.  I would love to talk with you.  You can email through this site.

It's been a busy (almost) year since I updated this site:  lots of life, teaching and some wonderful video and film projects.  Here's a rundown.

-->JUNK, THE MOVIE.  This is wonderfully imaginative indie directed by Daniel Mendrano.  I play a Mom obsessed with getting rid of her dead husband's, well, JUNK.  It was a few years in the making but we just wrapped the credits at Fair Park in the fall which consisted of our riding around in the back of a pickup truck, hootin' and hollerin'.  Just another day in the life of an actor.

-->ODD MAN OUT.  A psychological thriller directed my Michael Crabtree.  I am a less than forthcoming mother, which is to say, downright deceptive.  It's getting a lot of buzz and will be available on dvd soon.  

-->OF MICE AND MARY.  Writer-director-actress Stacy Cunningham's pilot about women on Death Row -- sort of.  Actually, we HAUNT Death Row.  The photo at right with the noose marks around my neck? Yeah, that's from OF MICE AND MARY.

-->THE SECTOR.  A post-apocalyptic thriller written and directed by Josh Ridgway and shot in North Texas.  I play an itinerant peddlar who's not about to be taken advantage of, even by star RICHARD TYSON.  Those clothes I'm wearing in the photo upright?  There all mine.  The gun? No.  But I do love that photo!

-->SEPARATE ROOMS.  A FANTASTIC short written and directed by Garrett Schenck.  I've described it as a cross betweem DALLAS and BREAKING BAD.  Those photos of me looking GOOD for a change are from that shoot.  I'd love to see it as a pilot for a series.  Hear that, Universe?

-->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 decide 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 liitle raw.  He has tea parties to which he invites other stuffed animals (other than 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.  

-->DALLAS.  I had the pleasure of shooting a season three episode of DALLAS just before the holidays.  That's all I can say!  See if you can pick out the photo in the slide show at left.  HINT:  my character's first name is Monika.

In other news,

-->I had the honor of being one of three Texas actresses honored by the USA Film Festival in the fall.  What a treat!  The evening included a screening of the short SPARROW.

-->I was elected to serve on the BOARD of SAG-AFTRA, DFW!  

 -->I continue to teach at Collin College in Plano, Texas.  Please take time to check out this amazing theatre department and program:  www.collintheatrecenter.com.  You can view production photos there (I directed a wonderful production of Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN last fall) as well as information about our outstanding faculty of theatre professionals, successful alumni  (e.g., Broadway and TV stars BRIAN J. SMITH and MICHAEL URIE) and upcoming season.

-->I also teach at STAGE in Dallas (go to www.stage-online.org for info). Two new offering this fall:  one day workshops FROM STAGE TO SCREEN workshop and  BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE.  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.

Gail

 

 

What's New!
IT'S OFFICIAL!

Gail receives her National Michael Chekhov Association teacher certificate at the January, 2012 training institute in Arlington, TX.

 

Former students and FUZZY BUBBLES!

 

Gail plays a twisted mailperson in former student Jason Hatch's

FUZZY BUBBLES. That's another ex-Collin College student, actor/writer/director Scot Walker, on the ground!

Collin Theatre Center Awards Honors 2011-12 Season!

The annual Collin Theatre Center Awards banquet honors student, community and staff artists who made the former season successful.

A highlight of the evening is the return of former students continuing their training or working professionally.  Gail is pictured with BAILEY FRANKENBERG, who starred in her productions of The Ruby Sunrise and U.S.Drag at CTC and is now studying musical theatre in the pretigious Pace program in NYC.

Beyond the Farthest Star

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.

BEST ACTRESS Award!

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!

 

MY NEW DEMO!

Check out my new speed reel (2:00) right here on the Audio/Video page.

OR go to http://www.demosaccess.com/actors/Gail_Cronauer.html.

It's hosted by DP/editor www. DavidPinkston.com.

IN THE LAND OF FIREWORKS!

I was thrilled to work with former student Chad Halbrook in writer/director Joey Curry and The Creative Spin's fall feature.  Check out their terrific blogs at www.inthelandoffireworks.com.  Look for me as Lawyer Brown.

Upcoming Classes at STAGE

STAGE is a fantastic resource for actors in the Dallas area:  classes, workshops, showcases, email announcements, and MORE!  Contact STAGE in Dallas, TX, www.stage-online.org, 214-630-7722  for information.   I will be teaching there later this fall:  ACTING ON CAMERA, BEGINNING ACTING, etc.  YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF STAGE TO ENROLL!  Join today!! 
 

PRIVATE COACHING and TAPING!

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.