Peter Rose was born in New York City in 1955. He graduated from Columbia University in 1977. His first solo performance, "the circular heavens" was presented that year. He also worked with Ludwik Flaszen and Ryszard Cieslak in the paratheatrical activities of the Polish Laboratory Theatre in the United States in 77. He met Jerzy Grotowski the following year and was invited to Wroclaw, Poland at the end of 1978 to participate in the Laboratory Theatre's work, "Tree of People."
He co-founded New York's Performance Space 122 in 1979 and helped introduce "Open Movement" to the NYC dance and theatre community. Peter Rose returned to The Laboratory Theatre in Poland to participate in 'Theatre of Sources' in 1980. He later went to West Berlin and stayed one year.
He wrote and performed 'Over the Wall Stories' (1981), 'Berlin Zoo' (1982/83) and 'Loyaltown, USA!' (1984) at venues in New York, Boston, San Fransisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. From 1982-83 he worked as an actor for 'Good Medicine and Company. In 1984 he wrote and performed 'Diamond Fever,' at The Parish Hall of St. Mark's Church in New York.
The following two years his work was presented in West Germany at the Frankfurt Opera and on stages in Munich, Hamburg, Hannover, Erlangen and West Berlin. His Performance trilogy was produced at Performance Space 122 in the spring of 1986. He moved to Santa Monica, California in 1987. 'The L.A. Dialogues,' written and performed by Lin Osterhage and Peter Rose was presented at venues in L.A. from 1987-1989.
'Berlin Zoo' was revived for Highways Performance Space's inaugural season in 1989 and was produced for television by Santa Monica Cable Television in 1991. 'Berlin Zoo' received honorary mention from The American Film Institute Video Festival in 1991.
Peter Rose lives in Berlin since 1995 and directs a studio for language and cultural practice. He premiered "test traveler /polar star" in 1999 at PS 122 and in 2000 at Friends of the Italian Opera in Berlin. Several performances in cultural venues in Germany and the Czech Republic came the following year.
Peter Rose's recent work, "Cleansing the Senses" premiered at the Grotowski Center in Wroclaw, Poland in November, 2005 and at P.S. 122 in New York City, May 2006. Since 2006 Peter Rose has taught at Columbia University in New York City, worked with Zygmut Molik, "The Voice and Body" at The Grotowski Institute, performed "Cleansing The Senses" in Berlin with Annamaria Faraone and Renard Hoover. Performer Training and Performer Training in Nature continue on a regular basis.