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
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