Clara Strauch is a Swedish/American singer-songwriter and actor - an NYU Tisch Drama alum creatively fuelled by the contrasts of her cultural smörgåsbord background. With roots in both New York City and on the Swedish island of Gotland, she is now based in Stockholm.

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Most recently, Strauch played one of the roles in Mia Hansen-Løve's upcoming film Bergman Island. And she just released the singles "Där" and "På Riktigt" - her first songs in Swedish, and the first tastes of her upcoming sophomore album. Her debut album Persephone came out in 2018, which earned media comparisons to Regina Spektor, Tori Amos, and First Aid Kit. Strauch was nominated for Outstanding Original Music at The New York Innovative Theatre Awards 2017, and received the Swedish music grants Konstnärsnämndens Arbetsstipendium i Musik 2018, Kulturrådets Fonogramstöd 2018, and STIM Stipendium 2017. 

 

Strauch's original folk musical Wayward Home was selected for the Swedish workshop program Musikalplattform 2020. It has previously been produced and performed as an early version at several theatres in the US, and had its Swedish premiere as a reading in the fall of 2019. Other acting/composing credits include: Florrie (Västmanlands Teater); The Tempest (Smith Street Stage); Fåfängt Frieri/Love's Labour's Lost (Romateatern).

©  Clara Strauch, 2020. All rights reserved.
Background photos by Olof Grind at Västmanlands Teater.