“...sinisterly charismatic” – Sam Hurwitt (Marinij)

“ ...sensitively played with emotional intelligence...”

- Wilfred Galila (USA.INQUIRER.NET)

"The cast is headed by talented actor Earl Paus, who sings with vibrant vocal cords..."

- Richard Connema (Talking Broadway)

"Paus in particular shines as the pessimist... grounds the play in its emotional reality..."

- Lauren Sheehan-Clark (The Daily Californian)

“ …takes all the erotic subtext that very few could endure”



- Vince media (Bay Area Theatre Critic)

“...charmingly uptight”




-Rosa Del Duca (Theatrius)

“...zany dance moves...”

- Richard Dodds (Bay Area Reporter)

earl      paus



Earl Paus is an Filipinx-American Theatre & Film actor, artivist, and creative collaborator based in the West Coast. Their eclectic style matches their personality. Earl loves to smile. His core values are open-mindedness, uniqueness and making a difference. They bring individuality to every collaboration.  Earl thrives in diverse projects that take risks, confront complex challenges, and tell stories rarely covered in traditional media. They believe entertainment can transcend and heal cultural wounds, facilitate lasting social change and inspire audiences to reach their highest potential. 

Earl Paus was awarded the 2019 TITAN Award Grant for emerging artists, as well as the CCI Relief Grant during the COVID19 pandemic. Earl was Nominated a Theater Bay Area Award for Best Actor in a musical in 2015. They completed their BA in Acting at SFSU's School of Theatre & Dance emphasizing on Art for Social Change & Post-Modern Dance. 

Companies trained and worked with include:

SF Mime Troupe, Kularts, Z Space Word for Word, foolsFURY, Mountain Play,Theatre Rhinoceros, Thrillpeddlers,  Stanford University, CIIS, University of Chichester, Cathedral School for Boys, and New York’s SITI Company.

Bahala na:

an offering to my father,

erleen paus

My dad passed away with Covid19 May 19, 2020, this video is a tribute to who he was to me... “Bahala na”, a Filipino phrase can translate to  “whatever will be will be” or “ leave it up to God”.  My dad had an easy go lucky and go with the flow attitude. Bahala na gives trust to a higher power. For me, it helps me accept the death of my dad. Bahala na is also criticized for excusing laziness, inactivity or stagnation- my dad was guilty of that at times. Yet for me, it gives me strength and an unwavering amount of energy to focus on what matters and to honor my ancestors the best way I know how- through living a life worth living no matter what it throws at me. Through my dads death I promise to live a fuller life than before.

Bahala na.   

Big Sur Fashion Show
Out of Site: North Beach Tour
Night at The De Young w/ Cockette's
Bill Bowers Jacket
Leading Player in Pippin
Judson Memorial Church
Demon Train to Sodom



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