Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Andy & Groucho

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It's been a busy, busy month! I have had a ton of auditions, a number of callbacks, and booked & shot an episode of "One Life To Live." Be sure to check out credits like these on IMDB. Yesterday I did a reading of a brand new play by Jo Ann Tedesco at the famed Torn/Page Salon. I have had several key meetings with agents, and am looking to find the representation that is going to be perfect for me. It's been a whirlwind- both fun and exhausting!

I'll be using some of my acting skills in a unique way in the coming months- I have been hired by a training firm to work with corporate executives on their management skills. As an actor, I will be doing partially scripted/partially improv'd scenarios to help these executives develop better communication skills. Sounds like a great mix of my acting and coaching skills!

"Cold Souls" is still in theaters - check out their website here, and check out this page for showtimes around the country.

To close, here is a link that I use to describe my acting career:

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” - Andy Warhol

I also found a really funny quote, and I liked it so much that I’ve added it to the back of my business cards along with the Warhol quote:

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” - Groucho Marx

I think those sum up my personality pretty well...


Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has toured nationally with plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.erincronican.com.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

New York City's Lack of Box Stores

I love living in NYC, but there are so times when I miss big box stores like COSTCO. Besides the free samples and the ability to buy 10 jars of spaghetti sauce for only $20, it is also the mentality of the shoppers that I miss- there was some pretty good people watching in these places!

In honor of COSTCO, I thought I’d share this internet joke that was just passed along by my friend, Michelle....

Yesterday I was at my local COSTCO buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Biscuit, the Wonder Dog and was in the checkout line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think I had, an elephant? So since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.) Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's ass and a car hit us both.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Costco won't let me shop there anymore.

Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say.

Hope you enjoyed that as much as I did!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Better" than others...

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I was recently contacted by an awesome blogger who notified me that our two blogs had been listed on another blogger’s site as being good sites for those interested in show business. The funny part of this story is that our links were posted in the COMMENTS section, because the readers felt that the original blogger was, in their words, someone who was fake and just wanted to get attention. The blog is so questionable that I am not posting its link, but I wanted to give a shout out to the commenters for their positive comments about my blog. You guys rock!

Here are some of the comments they left on the blog:

Comment #1

Here… better “acting blogs”:

(our links listed)

They’re either funny or informative or both, if you’re actually interested in show business for real.


Comment #2

I just checked out that website http://www.erincronican.com/ and she is so balls ass ahead of [name redacted] that it’s not even funny. She is acting in so much shit “[name redacted] style“ that she’s gonna have a little yellow buddy soon. Did anyone alert her to this site so she understands how truly gifted she is??


If you are visiting my blog for the first time, welcome! I’m here every week...


Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has done national tours of plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. To learn more, check out http://www.theactorsenterprise.org.


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