"Great class. Gail is very good and keeps things fun."
"...the instructor was very knowledgeable..."
“In my 30+ years of acting as a student and professional, Gail stands as one of the best, most insightful, smartest teachers of the craft that I’ve come across. I cannot recommend her highly enough." - Sitara Falcon
Gail Cronauer, star of film, radio, television and stage, most recently appeared on the big screen as "Mama Newton" in The Newton Boys. She is a member of Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA and Women in Film.
She has a BA in Theatre/Dance from Antioch College and an MFA in Acting from Case Western Reserve.
Gail has taught at such reputable institutions as Illinois State University, Webster College, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Southern Methodist University, Texas Women's University, Collin County College and STAGE.
She has performed at theatres throughout the Metroplex, including the Dallas Theatre Center, Theatre Three, Fort Worth and Dallas Shakespeare Festivals, Stage West, Circle Theatre, and the Undermain Theatre.
She is represented by the Campbell Agency and can be seen in commercials as well as on TV and in films.
Gail won a Critic's Forum choice for her work in "MASTER CLASS" at Lyric Stage. When not working as an actress, Gail is on the teaching staff at Collin College and Theatre3.
Collin College alumnus and actor Andy Bean is part of a star-filled cast of It: Chapter Two, the sequel to the 2017 film based on the Stephen King novel, which came out in theaters on Sept. 6.
Were there any professors that really made a positive impact for you?
There were many. That was the allure of the school. The amazing force that is Robin Armstrong, who directed me in my first production, promoted unbridled joy and precision. Shannon Kearns, Craig “Yo” Erickson, Tom Hull, and of course, the one and only Gail Cronauer. She is it. I learned more from her than she’ll ever know. She turned it from “the thing” you did to “the thing” you are.
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