Our New Contributor: Erin Cronican!

May 19, 2011 by     No Comments    Posted under: Three Actors

Ladies and gentlemen…Erin Cronican!

Hey there, PvsPB readers!

First of all, thank you so much for your continued readership, for taking the time to comment, and for sharing our blog posts in your communities. You truly mean the world to us!

As most of you know, Ben and I put out a call a while back seeking applications for the New York contingent of this blog. We had some amazing responses from our readers, and, after some Skype interviews, loads of caffeine, and much deliberating, we are very excited to introduce you to the newest member of the PvsPB family, Erin Cronican!

We are stoked to have Erin on board. Not only is she an extremely successful actor in her own right, but she exemplifies what we stand for here at the blog. We’ve included a message from her below that covers the details of why the heck you might care to read her posts! Please feel free to welcome Erin to our community with your comments below. 🙂

Hi, everyone!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about being chosen to represent the great city of New York for PvsPB. Actually… yes I can, and I’m gonna! When I first saw the call for submissions, I got a little tingle of excitement. Those of you who already know me from Twitter and Facebook know how committed I am to my life as an actor, and how passionate I am about sharing what I know with my peers. You probably also know how much I talk about cheese, tequila, and late night diners, but that’s a whole other blog altogether. So, when Ben & Joe said they wanted to interview me for the position, I almost piddled like a puppy who’s finally getting a treat. Oh yeah… I’m that excited.

After graduating with my degree in theater ph&*^$mfth years ago, I opted to join the corporate world while building my acting career — a strange departure from the typical bartending/server route that most actors take. I worked for 6 years at an advertising publisher, and while there built a huge foundation of knowledge of how to run & promote businesses. Add three years of being a Communications Director at a non-profit, and these skills allowed me to finally strike out on my own in 2002. Since then, I have done a crap-ton of jobs where I could put acting first by working for myself : being a marketing consultant for solo-entrepreneurs, corporate training, selling Mark Kay cosmetics, graphic design, teaching artist in high schools, personal assisting, doing trade shows… believe me, I have done just about everything in the name of FLEXIBILITY. And that flexibility has allowed me to garner major credits in theater, film & TV, thus earning my SAG, AEA and AFTRA cards — and the ability to keep growing and learning.

So, I think what I can bring to PvsPB is a sense of an actor who is really doing it, no holds barred. (What does that phrase even mean?!?) I’ve been through the struggles, the pain, the hardships, and I have come out in one piece on the other side. I run a successful career coaching service for actors (http://www.theactorsenterprise.org) which allows me the financial freedom and flexibility to pursue my professional acting career with fervor. The harder I work, the bigger the reward, but bigger the risks too…and the fears, and the complications, and so on and so on. And I’m going to share all of that with you, in the hopes that you can find a little of yourself in my story. Maybe, just maybe, you can learn from my mistakes and take inspiration from my successes — and share a little of yourself in return.

— Erin Cronican 🙂