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June 23-27, 2021


Erin Cronican as Elsa

The Seeing Place has created an incredible, interactive experience for audiences on Zoom. Inspired by real events, a safe online space for LGBTQIA+ witches is desecrated by a controversy over cultural appropriation and burial rites, which came to be known as Boneghazi. THE QUEER WITCH CONSPIRACY is a mystical crime drama about how a bone-stealing witch sparked a revolution regarding race, gender, and spirituality. 

Playing on Zoom June 23 & 24, 2021 at 8pm Eastern

(we also have a recording streamed on demand June 24-27 for those who can't make the live interactive show)

Tickets $10-50, proceeds benefiting The Audre Lorde Project

Full information and tickets at www.TheSeeingPlace.com



Ongoing- St Clement's Church (service)

Erin Cronican as Singer

St. Clement's celebrates and serves the theatre district community, symbolized by its famous Mass in the Theatre (most Sundays). They remain the third oldest, continually operating Off Broadway Theatre in New York City. A congregation that has always celebrated the ministry of women, of gay and lesbian people, and those of all walks of life; a longtime center of service to the poor, celebrating social activism and creative liturgy, they are one of the most diverse Episcopal parishes in New York City. Learn more here.


ONGOING: ACTOR-OWN Musical Reading Series (musical)

Erin Cronican as various characters

Every month, I take part in this musical series, where actors assemble to perform the complete score & libretto of well know musicals. See what they had to say about our readings on Cabaret Hotline Online...

So far, I have starred as:

Amalia Balash in SHE LOVES ME Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS
Eva Peron in EVITA Millie Dillmount in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Amy in COMPANY Sarah Brown in GUYS AND DOLLS
Florence in CHESS Guenevere in CAMELOT
Glinda in WICKED Maureen in RENT
Elle Woods in LEGALLY BLONDE Sally Bowles in CABARET
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme in ASSASSINS Christine Daae in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Laurey Williams in OKLAHOMA! Ariel Moore in FOOTLOOSE
Polly Baker in CRAZY FOR YOU Eliza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY
Shelley Parker in BAT BOY Narrator in JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT
Hope Cladwell in URINETOWN Queenie in Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY
Daisy Hilton in SIDE SHOW Eponine in LES MISERABLES
Mother in RAGTIME Jo March in LITTLE WOMEN
Amneris in AIDA Lady of the Lake in SPAMALOT
Lucille Frank in PARADE Marion in THE MUSIC MAN
Dot in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Alice Beane in Maury Yeston's TITANIC
Ellen in MISS SAIGON Kate Monster/Lucy T Slut in AVENUE Q
Christine in PHANTOM (Yeston)  


Ongoing- The Salon (musical open mic)

Erin Cronican as Singer

I take part in the weekly Salon series, currently being hosted at Etc. Etc. in New York City on Sunday nights, appearing with a roster of singers for their open mic (7:00pm-10:30pm). There is a cover charge and drink minimum.

See mention of my performance on BroadwayWorld.com!

See/Hear clips from various performances by clicking here.


Ongoing- Dramatic Improvement (improv)

Erin Cronican as Corporate Trainer

Erin is a a corporate trainer with Dramatic Improvement, a training company that uses forum tehater and role playing techniques to teaches leadership and emotional intelligence skills to corporate managers and officers.


Recent Projects


May 27, 2021 - 7pm Eastern (variety show)

Erin Cronican as Featured Singer

I'm thrilled to have been asked to take part in the music section of this show, where I'll be singing two songs. Here is info if you'd like to attent this free event:

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84734078098



January 30 & February 3, 2021 (Live and Streaming)

DOG ACT (play)

Erin Cronican as Zetta and Director

I am thrilled to be directing The Seeing Place's production of DOG ACT, and playing the role of Zetta.

Post-apocalyptic wilderness was never funnier. Follow the adventures of Zetta Stone, a traveling performer, and her companion Dog (a young man undergoing a voluntary species demotion) as they wander through the former northeastern United States. Zetta, Dog and their little troupe are on their way to a gig in China, assuming they can find it...and survive the journey. A theatrical, darkly comic variation on the classic doomsday genre, with five original songs.

The play is being presented via Zoom in a limited online run, and then streaming on demand thereafter. Tickets are available by donation at www.TheSeeingPlace.com with proceeds benefitting the Food Pantry at St Clement's Theater.


"This DOG ACT is Best In Show...The production is very funny—Friend and Peacock are consistently hilarious, and small moments such as Ketter's Dog singing louder when Cronican's Zetta tells him to be quiet or Vest's Jojo impersonating the divine plagues in The Mortality Playstand out as well—but the talented cast pivots effortlessly to pathos when called for, such as in an affecting scene between Ketter and Walker in which what is truly at stake becomes dramatically clear...Dog Act not only benefits an excellent cause but is much more heady, uproarious fun than we assume that the real post-apocalypse will be: good reasons to get in on this act now."- John R. Ziegler and Leah Richards, Thinking Theater

"Living through a pandemic has inspired multiple productions about post-apocalyptic terrors, but not many are as satisfying or oddly hopeful as Liz Duffy Adams’ Dog Act...The talented cast performs via Zoom in front of illustrator Laura Bonacci’s artfully sculpted dystopian landscape.  Below them appears the entrancing gaze of Weronika Helena Wozniak’s narrator.  The effect binds the actors to the space better than most online productions and attracts attention from even the most Zoom-weary of audience members."- Cathy Hammer, The Unforgettable Line

"The Seeing Place Theatre’s Dog Act a pertinent and challenging play to experience.  Utilizing gallery mode in Zoom with clever backgrounds featuring the art of Laura Bonacci, Liz Duffy Adams’ play about a troupe of vaudevillians traversing a post-apocalyptic wasteland packs a punch amplified by the fact that we are viewing it from inside our homes for the sake of collective safety. The cast, each performing from their own location, create a fantastic sense of ensemble under director Erin Cronican’s leadership. It truly makes the viewer wish they could experience the work of Cronican, Jon L Peacock, Robin Friend, Hailey Vest, William Ketter, Brandon Walker, and Weronika Helena Wozniak live onstage...Dog Act is a challenging play, particularly in our current circumstances. But The Seeing Place Theatre has made a compelling online adaptation that is worth watching if one is interested in a darkly satirical take on doomsday theatre. And though the genre may be doomsday, The Seeing Place gives hope."- Adrienne Sowers, The Reviews Hub

"DOG ACT is a play for our current-day circumstances, complete with rough and raw language (not for the gosh-dang-it! crowd). Enhanced by five original songs, the gate to hell being opened and mankind as we know it being destroyed, a plague, climate change, and humanity against humanity are all tackled as these talented actors take on survival and a redefining of truth. Can actors, vaudevillians if you will, save the world? These guys are off to a great start."- Laurie Lawson, ELJ NYC


Interviews with Erin about the show:

PODCAST INTERVIEW with Director Erin Cronican - Your Program Is Your Ticket

PODCAST INTERVIEW with Star Will Ketter and Director Erin Cronican - The Inexplicable Dumb Show



October 31 & November 1, 2020 (Live), November 3-7, 2020 (Streaming) KEELY AND DU (play)

Erin Cronican as Keely

I am thrilled to be a part of The Seeing Plce's production of KEELY AND DU, in the role of Keely.

1994 Nominee for the Pulitzer Prize. From the author of Talking With and Vital Signs, KEELY AND DU is a volatile drama about abortion rights. Du is a right-to-life activist, and Keely is the pregnant rape victim Du is confining to keep her from having an abortion. Through the play these two women find a way to transcend their circumstances and the ideological issues that separate them. 

The play is being presented via Zoom in a limited online run, and then streaming via Youtube the following week. Tickets are available by donation at www.TheSeeingPlace.com with proceeds benefitting Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood oft he St Louis Region.


"The Zoom format has each actor at a separate location, performing directly to their individual cameras as we see Cronican's tough and outspoken Keely grow helpless as attempts to argue her way out of the situation prove futile and she hesitantly accepts the offers of caring tenderness from Meyer's sweet and soft-spoken Du...The excellent company pulled this viewer into the situation so intensely that he found himself yelling at Walter and Du in Keely's defense. Naturally, a staged production would more effectively present pivotal physical moments, but The Seeing Place greatly succeeds in offering an emotionally rich episode of personal and political theatre. " - Broadway World

"I was awed by this picture of humanity in extremis, most especially by the performance of Erin Cronican, the co-director who portrays Keely. Diving into a range of emotions she rocks her character from a speech maker to a spunky, bold, fierce, vulnerable woman, determined to find her way out of her imprisonment. And not without ample sarcasm and some scathing wit. " - Theater Life

"The play's confinement primarily to one location is well suited both to the Zoom background feature and to imbuing the performance with some of the claustrophobia that Keely feels. Meyer's rendition of Du is sensitive and layered, Cronican's Keely is consistently compelling and she delves into traumas beyond her present situation, and Walker's Walter tellingly succumbs to flashes of anger that betray his desired self-presentation." - Thinking Theater NYC


Interview with Erin about the show:

Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Play About Abortion Rights Poses Challenging Questions About Freedom, Sexual Assault, Religion And Life - Girl Talk HQ



September 11, 2020 - We Are Wild (reading of a new musical)

Erin Cronican as Nibbles the Rabbit

The Rigano Songbook assembled a great group of actors to read through their new musical, WE ARE WILD, for a small group of theater artists for feedback. I got to play the "2nd In Command" Nibbles the Rabbit.


August 29 & 30, 2020 (Live), August 31-September 5, 2020 (Streaming)

Erin Cronican as Helena / Quince / Peaseblossom

I am excited to announce that my next project with The Seeing Place Theater is the classic Shakespearean comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.

This play tells the tale of Hermia & Lysander (a lesbian couple) and Helena & Demetrius; four misguided lovers whose escape into the woods lands them in even more trouble, as members of the fairy kingdom decide to use them as veritable pawns in their own love games. Against the backdrop of the wedding of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta, and the fiery battle of wills between the Fairy King and Queen, Oberon and Titania, the four lovers are challenged by magic and trickery to finally work out what love is all about. One of the most famous of literary love quadrangles, the play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

The play is being presented via Zoom in a limited online run, and then streaming via Youtube the following week. Tickets are available now at www.TheSeeingPlace.com with proceeds benefitting the Ali Forney Center.


"Inspired by the legendary Group Theatre, The Seeing Place aims for an "organic, edgy American style of acting", evident by such turns as Cronican's comically lovesick presentation of Helena, dumped by Demetrius but determined to win him back, matched with her focused, businesslike portrayal of Peter Quince, the leader of a group of amateur players hoping their modest theatrical venture will be accepted as part of the royal wedding entertainment. " - Broadway World

"One thing that’s challenging for some actors is code switching from theater acting to camera work, especially the monologue-like format of Zoom theater. Most of the TSP actors had this down, but the star of the show was co-director Erin Cronican, who played both Helena and Peter Quince. Her character creation and immaculate comic timing were a real treat to watch. I was constantly engaged by Cronican’s performance, and found myself laughing out loud alone in my Ready Room at Cronican’s well-crafted and deeply detailed comic moments. Cronican’s Peter Quince monologue at the top of the “Pyramus and Thisbe” play-within-a-play is one of the best renderings I’ve seen in years. Cronican knows exactly what’s funny about every moment of this play, and serves it up to her audience masterfully. " - Bitter Gertrude

"The standout is, as per usual (cause it’s just the most fun part in the play) Helena, played with infused joy by Erin Cronican. She is credited as the co-director/digital designer alongside Brandon Walker who plays Theseus and Oberon with a less convincing flair. “The story will be changed,” says Cronican’s Helena who is madly in love with the male Demetrius, played well by William Ketter...It’s pleasant and fun (at times), and as always, I join with the lost souls in loving Helena outright and forever." - Front Mezz Junkies

"Cronican brings a real (and funny) humanity to Quince both as a put-upon stage manager and then as a Prologue who reacts in frustration to her mistakes as she makes them but then gets increasingly gets carried away by and carries off the latter portion of her introduction of Pyramus and Thisbe.  DiLorenzo and Cronican suffuse the conflict between Hermia and Helena with energy and emotion." - Thinking Theater NYC

"The Seeing Place Theater’s Zoom production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is perhaps the best Zoom work I’ve seen so far...They brought this magical comedy to life with great depth and understanding...The production gave us brilliant performances with outstanding digital effects and overall stellar direction. Not one of the eight actors came up short with their acting acumen, and notably, their awesome facility with the four hundred year old language. In almost all contemporary Shakespeare theater or film, at least one or some of the actors seem flat or stilted. But not here. All eight seemed to understand everything they were saying, and delivered their lines as if they were on a first name basis with The Bard. They also had such a deep understanding of the play, that they were able to communicate it to a twenty-first century audience easily. I just want to point out, that a late sixteenth century play about ancient Athens made itself at home in New York City in 2020. The humanity of that astounds me." - Ewing Reviewing

"The cast performances are strong, with lots of laughs, and relationships build satisfyingly among the characters. Performed over a live Zoom link the casts fine performances are aided by the technology at hand to great effect. Background sets, and even special effects are achieved when the fairies are on screen, and when Bottom is magically transformed." - Talk Theatre To Me


Interviews with Erin about the show:




July 18 & 19, 2020 (Live), July 20-25, 2020 (Streaming) - Dutchman (play)

Erin Cronican as Lula

I am excited to announce that my next project with The Seeing Place Theater is the 1964 Obie Award winning play, DUTCHMAN. DUTCHMAN is a one-act drama by Amiri Baraka, produced and published in 1964 under the playwright’s original name LeRoi Jones. The play presents a stylized encounter that illustrates hatred between Blacks and whites in America as well as the political and psychological conflicts facing Black American men in the 1960s.

The play is being presented via Zoom in a limited online run, and then streaming via Youtube the following week. Tickets are available now at www.TheSeeingPlace.com with proceeds benefitting the Black Theatre Network. Here are what the critics are saying:

"Both Ware and Cronican are excellent: Cronican inhabits Lula with a confidence and forwardness that, for most of the play anyway, doesn't tip into overbearing—you can see why Clay keeps talking to her—giving events a groundedness that increases their impact...It was clear throughout that the performance provoked strong reactions in the audience, a testament to the work of these artists and the continued power of Baraka's play." - Thinking Theater NYC


"Both actors are great, very moving and absorbing in their roles. Erin Cronican is superb. She got this character down to perfection. She is a seductress and a tease and a devilish, sexy spirit. I didn't recognized Erin and was asking myself constantly, "Who is she? How come I don't know her? 'She is so good, I NEED TO KNOW WHO SHE IS?" " - Hi! Drama



February 13-23, 2020 - Animal Farm (play)

Erin Cronican as Snowball / Clover / others and Co-Director

I am excited to announce that my next show with The Seeing Place Theater will be a world premiere adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel, ANIMAL FARM. Theplay is being performed by an ensemble of just 4 actors, which results in a fast paced, tightly drawn interpretation of this timely story.

The play is being presented at the Paradise Factory February 13-23, 2019 in a limited run.


Reviews for the show:

"Co-produced and directed by Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican, The Seeing Place production of Animal Farm depends on just four actors to play a total of 28 roles – no easy row to hoe. Eschewing animal costuming for unobtrusive black tights, tops, and fingerless gloves (which enable them to replicate remarkably convincing hooves!), the actors rely simply on voice, body language, mannerisms, and gait to convey character and communicate their animality...Erin Cronican, convincing as Snowball, tugs at heartstrings as Clover and also makes one feisty feminist fowl, hurling her unborn young and shouting: “My eggs, my choice!”  there are only two days left to see this original interpretation of Orwell’s classic. So make the effort. It will be worth it. And you have heard that straight from the horse’s mouth." - The Orwell Society


"In a production co-directed by Walker, who is the company's Producing Artistic Director, and Erin Cronican, who serves as Executive Artistic Director, each member of the excellent quartet plays an assortment of characters, both human and animal, impressively relying solely on changing their physicality and vocals...Though not played as children's theatre, ANIMAL FARM is certainly appropriate for well-behaved youngsters who can sit through two acts and understand the message about the abuse of power. As for adults, we can admire the fine artistry of The Seeing Place's company while wondering when people will ever learn." - Broadway World

"Walker and the company's Executive Artistic Director Erin Cronican co-direct the production and also perform several of the 28 different characters, animal and human, that are represented here. Dressed in black and working without benefit of animal masks or costumes, the very busy cast members must rely on modifying their body language and speech patterns to pull this off. Smartly, the major roles have been divvied up to emphasize contrasting characteristics for the actors to leap between...Ms. Cronican does nicely segueing from Boxer's timid and tenderhearted cart-horse friend Clover into an outraged hen who refuses to give up her eggs." - Talkin' Broadway

"Part of The Seeing Place's "The Body Politic"-themed season, Animal Farm features a quartet of actors embodying 28 characters to intimately stage this story of how revolution turns into repression...The cast, dressed all in black, use their bodies and voices rather than costuming or props to create their (mostly animal) characters and inhabit them with well-observed physical detail... The cast keeps the various characters distinct and easily identifiable, with Browne's brightly disingenuous Squealer and Cronican's determinedly idealistic Snowball particularly memorable, the latter an excellent foil for Walker's Napoleon." - Thinking Theater NYC

"The company here outfits themselves perfectly in their hard work. In addition to the brilliant acting...By the time we get to the famous, ‘animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others,’ you realize there is no hope here, a feeling one is often left with reading Orwell. I don’t know how the actors ‘shed their skins,’ as it were after their masterful enactment, but this is a smashing way for this group to mark their landmark 10th season. We need all be cautioned on our animal-ness." - Short and Sweet

"Closely following Orwell’s original narrative, Brandon Walker’s brilliant adaptation of Animal Farm flawlessly morphs four remarkable actors through twenty-six, mostly non-human, incarnations—squeaking, squawking, mooing, chirping, grunting, neighing, quacking, croaking common sense and crying in despair—almost two hours on all fours. They are more than skilled. They are miraculous...As Snowball, the martyred hero, and Squealer, the slimy collaborator, Erin Cronican and Laura Clare Browne were consistent and entertaining every time they appeared. Not that their splendid performances were in any way limited to those specific characters. Indeed, the examples I’ve given above, of small bits here are there, are only hints as to the high level of the acting. The play was riveting from beginning to end, and a frightful warning as to what might be happening to us now." - Hi! Drama


March 28-April 14, 2019- The Maids (play)

Erin Cronican as Solange

This show, with The Seeing Place Theater, was nominated for three awards with New York Innovative Theater: Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Lead Actress, and Outstanding Revival of a Play.


October 2017-January 2019: THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS (musical)

Erin Cronican as Standby for Samantha and Eden

I am thrilled to have been female stand-by for the Off-Broadway musical THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS, since October 2017.


THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS is a high-energy celebration of American women featuring Top-40 songs like…RESPECT, Stand by Your Man, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, These Boots are Made for Walkin’, I Will Survive, and Greatest Love of All.

Regular Performances are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM

St. Luke’s Theater ~ 308 West 46th Street, New York City

Tickets can be purchased here: thisonesforthegirlsthemusical.com

Being a stand-by means that I do not have a principal role in the show, but I "stand-by" to provide coverage for any actor that gets injured, has an illness, or goes on vacation. Many stand-bys never go on, and some go on often. What's certain is that I've had my hands full preparing two separate roles, ready to go on at any time! The show stars Jana Robbins, Traci Bair, Aneesa Folds, and Haley Swindal.


January 5-20, 2019- 'Night Mother (play) and A Number (play)

Erin Cronican as Jessie (and Director)

I am excited to announce that my next show with The Seeing Place Theater will be the two-person play, NIGHT MOTHER by Marsha Norman. I am also directing the two-person play, A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill.



October 2017-January 2019: SISTAS (musical)

Erin Cronican as Heather (Swing)

I am excited to announce that I've been cast as the female swing for the Off-Broadway mainstay, SISTAS.

Dates coming soon. Stand by!

Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Smash's Kenneth Ferrone, the production follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. The women discuss their family history and the history of African-American women through popular music spanning from Billie Holiday to Beyonce.

Regular Performances are Saturdays and Sundays at 4:30 PM

St. Luke’s Theater ~ 308 West 46th Street, New York City

Tickets can be purchased here: sistasthemusical.com

Being a stand-by means that I do not have a principal role in the show, but I "stand-by" to provide coverage for any actor that gets injured, has an illness, or goes on vacation. Many stand-bys never go on, and some go on often. What's certain is that I've had my hands full preparing this role, ready to go on at any time!


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