Peter 'Yurble' Kiewra is an actor working out of the Hudson Valley, with experience in theater, film, and live music performance.
They specialize in musical theater, improvisational piano, physical comedy, and voice acting.
They hold a BA in Anthropology and Asian Studies from SUNY New Paltz, and have worked for cross-cultural productions performing in both Japanese and English.
Height: 5" 10'
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brunette
Age Range: 17-27
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Able to commute to NYC and Albany
Yurble's theatrical training began in early childhood with individual lessons in music from Peter Muir (Institute of Music and Health) and dance from Gina Chiavelli and associates (Pinewood School of Dance), and they made their debut in regional summerstock at Triarts Sharon Playhouse, performing in 7 mainstage musicals from 2009-2014 including The Sound of Music (Kurt Von Trapp) and 13 the Musical (Evan Goldman).
Following their enrollment at Dutchess Community College, they joined their mainstay community theater for the first time in 2013, performing in Up in One Productions' SPAMalot! at the CENTER for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck. They continue to perform with Up in One to the present, and to date they have performed in ten mainstage musicals with the company including Curtains (Lt. Frank Cioffi), Ragtime (Henry Ford), West Side Story (A-Rab), and Matilda (The Escapologist). They will be debuting as a fight choreographer with Up in One for their upcoming production of Peter and the Starcatcher.
Photo Credit: Apoca-Lips Cast
Their tenure at the CENTER brought them to work with other companies at the theater such as CENTERstage Productions, performing in pieces such as their critically-acclaimed sold-out run of RENT (Angel Dumott Schunard), Parade (Tom Watson), and Sondheim on Sondheim. In addition, they worked with CENTERstage during their annual Sam Scripp's Shakespeare Festivals, composing complete original theatrical scores alongside performing in Henry V (Pistol) and Twelfth Night (Feste). Additionally at the CENTER, they have performed with Rhinebeck Theater Society in Kinky Boots (Harry, Angel), Howl Playwright's Howl at the Center, and improv comedy shows with Bear Arm Comics.
In the Hudson Valley more broadly, they have performed in various staged readings for Reader's Produce Series at the Stissing Center in Pine Plains NY, including a leading role in David Simpatico's Ex-Gay Bar (Todd). They have worked as an actor with local student filmmakers on various projects such as Bernard (Bernard, dir. Ashley Rodriguez, SUNY New Paltz), Re-Do (Benny Clump, dir. Freddie Hernandez, Bard College), and The Thieve's Fate (dir. Steven Leo, Mount St. Mary College), the latter of which they returned star and compose original scoring for (Allegiance, Primus Pictures)
Following performing and fight captaining in Rhinebeck Theater Society's She Kills Monsters (Orcus), Yurble began learning stage combat and movement work in a professional setting, earning SAFD certifications in Smallsword and Broadsword/Shield and beginning work at the New York Renaissance Faire (Ællyn A’Dale, 2023 Robin Hood Scenario). They additionally performed an original drag piece as part of Apoca-lips Shadowcast's 2022 tour of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and look forward to their first assistant directing position working with Epiphany Shakespeare Co.'s upcoming production of Macbeth: Galaxy of Blood.
Photo Credit: Megan Parkidomo @mira_raina11
Peter Muir, PhD | Institute of Music and Health | 10 Years
Vocal Coaching, Improvisational Piano - Verbank, NY
Gina Chiavelli | Pinewood School of Dance | 10 Years
Ballet, Partnering - Stormville, NY
Grace Mihalchik | Pinewood School of Dance | 3 Years
Tap Dance - Stormville, NY
Robert Aronowitz | Neutral Chaos | Workshop
Stage Combat (Broadsword/Shield) - Washington CT
Jason Paul Tate | Neutral Chaos | Workshop
Stage Combat (Smallsword) - Washington CT
Maria Calegari and Bart Cook | Arts on the Lake | 2 Years
Ballet, Puppetry - Carmel, NY
Languages: English (Native), Japanese (~N4)
Music: Piano (Classical, Jazz, Ragtime, Improvisation, 'By Ear' Accompaniment), Mountain Dulcimer, Guzheng, Accordion, Trumpet, Ukulele, Hand Drums, Music Composition
Dance: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Bollywood, Hip-Hop
Voice: Singing, Characters, Voice of God, Commanding
Accents/Dialects: New York (Native), British (RP, London), Scottish, Irish
Singing: Sight-Singing, Range: G2/G#4 Full, E4-F#5 Falsetto (Baritone, Countertenor)
Comedy: Mascoteering, Rakugo, Imrpov, Puppeteering, Physical Comedy, Clowning
Athletic: Swimming, Skiing, Frisbee, Badminton, Soccer, Volleyball