Clara Strauch is a Swedish/American singer-songwriter and actor with roots in both New York City and on the Swedish island of Gotland - creatively fuelled by the contrasts of her cultural smörgåsbord background.

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Strauch has a role in Mia Hansen-Løve's upcoming film Bergman Island. And she just released her first songs in Swedish - the first tastes of her upcoming second 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. She is a trained actor, with a BFA in drama with scholarship from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Acting/composing credits include: Florrie (Västmanlands Teater); The Tempest (Smith Street Stage); Fåfängt Frieri/Love's Labour's Lost (Romateatern).

 

Strauch's original folk musical Wayward Home was selected for the Swedish workshop program Musikalplattform at Spira 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. 

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