Praise for Clare's work as director and actor in RUNNER.

"An extremely auspicious directorial debut for Cooney, who is better known for her work as an actress (she’s a performer of uncommon depth). - Michael Glover Smith, TimeOut Chicago

"...marks the directorial debut of one of the Windy City’s brightest artistic talents, Clare Cooney.  'Runner' solidifies Cooney’s status as a filmmaker of immense promise." - Roger Ebert Critic Matt Fagerholm, IndieOutlook

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Praise for Clare as Princess Kate in Cardinal Stage Company's KING CHARLES III. 

"Clare Cooney is a force to be reckoned with as Duchess Kate." -Indianapolis Business Journal

"the engaging Clare Cooney's Kate—She’s far from being a Lady Macbeth, but one does think about the comparison."- Indiana Public Media

"Clare Cooney made a fabulously devious Kate Middleton. She did a fantastic job of easily slipping from the fancy poetry of the royals to courser prose." - Bravo Bloomington

Actor Award for BIRD OF PREY

Clare received a special mention award for Outstanding Acting at Sidewalk Film Festival for her performance in a short film called Bird of Prey, directed by Marion Hill, that was part of SHOUT! shorts. Check out the trailer on the media page.

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Praise for Clare in Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's PIRANDELLLO'S HENRY IV.

"The cast is uniformly talented and captivating--The lovely Clare Cooney is perfection as the mysterious, cat-like Frida." - Chicago Theatre Review