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Gail Cronauer IMD Registry

Professor of Acting/Acting for Film

Gail Cronauer is one of the most respected actresses and acting teachers in the Metroplex, having taught previously on the faculties of Southern Methodist University, Webster College, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Illinois State University.  She has received numerous awards and nominations for her work with local theatres including  Dallas Theater Center, Undermain Theatre, Theatre Three, Echo Theatre, Classical Acting Company, Addison Center Theatre, Playwrights Theatre, Stage West, Circle Theatre, Fort Worth Shakespeare and Dallas Shakespeare, where she played Emelia to Morgan Freeman’s Othello.  She received raves for her portrayal of Maria Callas in Lyric Stage’s production of Master Class ("Best of 2007," Fort Worth Star-Telegram). Gail is the coordinator of the Collin Theatre Summer Shakespeare Workshop for which she has directed Titus Andronicus,  Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (at the beautiful Oak Point Amphitheatre), and All’s Well That Ends Well.  Gail starred (as Richard!) in the Judith Shakespeare Company’s off-Broadway production of Richard III and as Macduff in the all-women A Macbeth at DTC.  

Gail enjoys working on screen as well as on stage.  She recently guest starred on television's Dallas (a stern psychiatrist)  and Revolution (a scary patriot). Check out Facebook for information and trailers of some of her recent film projects:  Steps of Faith; Occupy, Texas; Odd Man Out, The Sector and Beyond the Farthest Star.  For those who can appreciate the somewhat twisted and profane, you can catch her as Sophie, the B---- (yes, a dog) in the webseries, Delphis, created by former Collin College student, Scot Michael Walker.

On DVD, you can now catch Gail as Kevin “Hercules” Sorbo’s mom in Walking Tall:  The Payback and Walking Tall: Lone Justice.  Other motion picture credits include Oliver Stone’s JFK (with Gary Oldman) and Born on the 4th of July; Flesh and Bone (with Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid); Carried Away (with Gary Busey and Dennis Hopper, whom she slaps!); “Ma Newton” in Richard Linklater’s The Newton Boys (co-starring Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich and Vincent D’Onofrio); Infamous (murdered by Daniel “James Bond” Craig!) and the acclaimed television series Murder in the Heartland (this time killed by Tim “Pulp Fiction” Roth!).  Gail can be seen in the Academy Award winning drama Boys Don’t Cry; in the USA Network Special Hefner: Unauthorized as Hugh Hefner’s mom; and with Dee Snider (of Twisted Sister) in the VH-1 movie WARNING: Parental Advisory!  Look for Gail in the indies: Learning Curve, Finding North, Positive ID, Steps of Faith, and It’s in the Water.

Highlights of Gail’s directing career include working with Joe Bob Brigg’s on his one-man show, staging the opening and closing ceremonies of the 3rd International Women’s Peace Conference and the many shows she’s directed at CTC.  Her acclaimed production of Something Unspoken for Wingspan Theatre was presented at the 2006 Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT), named one of the 10 Best Theatre events of the year by the Dallas Morning News.

In addition to an MFA in Acting and years of workshops and classes, Gail is certified as an instructor by the National Michael Chekhov Association.  She continues to teach at STAGE, a service organization for broadcast and theatre artists.  Her background in voice and movement adds to her skill and effectiveness as a performance and life coach for aspiring actors, professionals and “civilians.”

Gail is an active member of AEA (Actors Equity Association) and SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American federation of Television and Radio Artists), where she serves on the local board.   Gail is represented by The Campbell Agency.

In her spare time, Gail enjoys dancing to the radio, making noise, digging in the dirt, working with tools and learning new things.  She excels at domestic arts, face slapping and swearing.  Gail is the proud mother of choreographer Adam Hougland and artist/writer Noah Hougland.  She is an activist and EXTREME recycler.  Check out her website and listing on Imdb (click the icon above.  TRIVIA:  Gail appeared in a bizarre and  “revealing” photo in the January, 1995 American Theatre Magazine.  Check out this incredible interview with Gail!  And read this amazing article about Gail in the Allen Image! 

Contact Gail:  972 881-5125.  EMAIL.

Web site: www.gailcronauer.com  

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