PETER STRAUS



In SEX SCENES, Peter performs seven roles: Scuzzy Guy #2 in "The Ride," Thug #1 and Bellhop in "A Personal Relationship," Company Lawyer in "Selling Secrets," Vijay in "The Collapse," Jim in "Impulse Control" and Bojan in "Power Play."

BIO AND PRESS

Peter is thrilled to be the star of the indie-feature film "Tom & Valkerie," which just completed shooting and will be released in early 2009. Prior to working on that, Peter has toured America with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and his comedy antics have taken him around the globe, and have also been featured on television's "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Live with Regis & Kathie Lee."

As a stage actor, he has stomped the boards at the Denver Center Theatre Company, The North Shore Music Theatre and was featured as The White Rabbit in "Alice I Eventyrland" at The National Theatre of Norway. He appeared regularly as The Amazing Steve in David Lindsay-Abaire's serial comedy "Cliffs of Des Paires" at Dance Theatre Workshop, and performed extensively at the Metropolitan Opera as a comedian and fire juggler—his favorite role as "Pierrot", featured in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. His solo comedy show "BiG TiME" has been featured at the New York International Clown Theatre Festival, and has toured around Norway.

As a creative brain for hire, he directs and consults for productions and performers. He has lent his skills as a "slapstick konsulent" and as a teacher at the National Theatre of Norway. He created and directed the theatre clown show, "Dill og Diger"—staring two female clowns—which continues to play in Norway, and has been featured at the New York Clown Theatre Festival.

Visit Peter's website here.