Thursday, November 28, 2013

Men In White is Revived!


Hello, all - here's your update for November!

I spent November 8-24 performing in the Pultizer Prize winning classic drama, Men In White (which I also had the honor of directing) in New York City with The Seeing Place Theater. I played Laura Hudson, a well-to-do young woman who is engaged to be married to the star intern at a teaching hospital. The center crux of the play is the question: Can someone follow their passion for career as well as love? It's a beautiful play that got raves from critics and audiences, alike. For more information including reviews and production photos, click here.

I recent appeared in "Hidden Treasures II: The Songs of Larry Kerchner" as a soloist, along with Broadway greats Amra-Faye Wright, John Bolton, Raissa Katona Bennett, and T Oliver Reid. Video is coming soon. In the meantime, here is a review of the benefit, as well as a highlights clip, from columnist, Mari Lyn Henry.

And finally - a short film I co-produced is continuing to make the festival rounds. Deal Travis In, written and directed by Kim Garland, is a 13-minute supernatural drama about a man trying to make his peace with the mysterious death of his daughter. He is offered the answers he’s seeking, but at the cost of his freedom and another woman’s life. This is the second film in the Resurrection trilogy that began with Vivienne Again.

You can see a full list of upcoming projects by heading to my website: ErinCronican.com.

Until next month!

Erin   :)


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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.





Friday, August 9, 2013

3 Things That Inspire Me: Vol 3



I’ve been following an amazing blog, The Simple Dollar, for a while now - and I wanted to share with you one of my favorite features: Ten Pieces of Inspiration. Each week, writer Trent Hamm talk about 10 things that inspire him to (quote) “greater financial, personal, and professional success.” I get so gosh darned inspired by his posts that I thought I would create my own “inspiration posts” in homage to his great work.






#1 - Strangers
Photo by Erin Cronican

As much as I claim that I’m an introvert and that I would rather be alone than with a group of people, I have a special fascination with people watching. I am ALWAYS surprised. Sometimes for the better, and often for the worse, but I always feel so alive when I observe something, or someone, I’ve never seen before.

Photo by Erin Cronican

#2 - Pretty Lights

Photo by Erin Cronican

I’m not sure when I developed “bright shiny object” syndrome, but I can’t resist taking photos of colorful lights. It’s a pretty common occurrence that when out for an evening you can see me separating from the crowd to take a photo of a lamppost or a candle. I can never seem to capture the full beauty in a photo, but I sure try.

Photo by Erin Cronican

#3 - My Healthy Body

Photo by Erin Cronican

Let’s be honest. I treat my body like crap. I feed it terrible fuel with a distinct lack of nutrients. I fill the tank with way too much alcohol. And I don’t give it the workout it deserves. And yet, day after day my legs me where I want to go, my arms reach out to hold those I love, and my hearts beats wildly when I get excited by something. What an amazing vessel of spirit and machine that goes on supporting me despite its flagrant misuse by me. I’m going to do my best to honor it a little more each day.

Photo by Rob Boudon

Note: The last time I posted in this series I talked about my dog, and she ended up passing away 3 weeks later. It's been very difficult living without her, but I feel so lucky to have had the time I had. She was a constant source of inspiration. So, this post is dedicated to her.


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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.




Sunday, February 3, 2013

Welcome 2013: Year of Expansion


Today is February 3, 2013. It’s my first real day off since the holidays - due mostly to the fact that I technically run 3 businesses and a business owner’s work is never done (especially when that work is being done from home.) You’d be surprised how amazingly difficult it is to carve out “me” time when you love your work as much as I do. It’s takes just as much discipline as doing my work oriented tasks - crazy, right?

There are a lot of favorite things I like to do in my life. The short list:

Singing
Writing
Helping people find their joy
Cuddling
Thrift store shopping
Taking in art (movies, theater, TV, museums)
Reading

Writing is something that I do the least, and it’s one of the things I enjoy the most. I love to collect my thoughts into words and share them with others, and yet I rarely carve out time to do that. I also like reflecting on my life, so the new year is always an inspired time for me.

“Year Of” Theme: Expansion

My friend, Michael Ian Cedar, wrote a blog post about creating an inspirational year. So I thought about it, and I discovered that what I really want more of this year is EXPANSION.

I did a search for artwork on “expansion” for this blog, and came upon the tarot card for The Sun. in one description:
“The energy of The Sun combines splendor with foundation to provide happiness and exuberance. The Sun gives us the love of life to help us to build upon the foundation of our reality.  It also provides us with an awareness and insight into the agendas of those around us to help us make important decisions with regard to how we would like to live our lives.”
When I take the time to think about it, I have a lot of amazing things going for me - a wonderful boyfriend, great apartment, a day job I created for myself which allows me to be an actor full time, an amazing theater company that allows me to play the way I want to play on a daily basis, a loving family, super-awesome friends… the list goes on and on.

But even with all of that, I sometimes can feel stagnant, like I’m just maintaining what I have and not really growing or changing. That’s where I came up with the idea of expansion. I want to take what I have and just reach out a little further. It reminds me of stretches I do in yoga or dance class - taking the position I normally take, and then just pushing it a little bit further than I think I can go. That’s what expansion means to me.

More specifically:
  • I’d like to make sure I’m carving out more time to be a friend to the people I love.
  • I’d like to read more: plays, books, articles, papers - so I can soak up learning.
  • I’d like to be more mindful about my body, mind and spirit.
  • I want to make a more comfortable living, both from my acting income but also my coaching income.
  • I’d like my theater company to make more of an impact in the community, going past the boundaries of producing theater to really reach audiences on a regular basis.

Reflections:

I stumbled upon another blog where there was a contest to share personal answers for common questions. These can be answered on a yearly basis and then compared from year to year. Here are my answers as I look back at 2012 and forward to 2013.

Love is: Comfort.

I’m grateful for: Having a roof over my head.

I believe: that everyone has the possibility of having what they want.

The world needs: More people who take action.

I hope for: Financial security.

Life depends on: Being aware.

Sex invigorates my: Ability to be emotionally open.

Hold on to: Your moral code.

I crave some: Personal time.

The moment is: NOW.

It’s time to: Exercise. More.

Believe in: Your own power.

Trust that: Today can be a great day if you let it.

My success depends on: The success of others that are important to me.

My appreciation is: Something I could show more frequently.


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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.






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