Meet new 6x9 cast member, Earl Alfred Paus!
Where are you from?
San Diego, California.
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Tell us about your character, Elizaldé.
Elizaldé Quison, trans street hustler and drag queen sent to the pen for armed robbery, attempted murder of a John and possession of a controlled substance. Zaldé’s a strong personality who gets subjected to psychological experimentation and emotional abuse in the pen. They matured early and became a sex worker as a boy at age 14.
Zaldé had to be self-sufficient in a world where people take advantage and abuse those that are different. Zaldé’s tough, but lovable drag persona creates an exterior that acts as a glamazon warrior protecting the child within. I bring my own history of sex-positive beliefs and queer curiosities along with my personal adversities in being bullied and my continued search for sexual identity. I try and convey what happens when the ability to openly express yourself is taken away.
Tell us about your most memorable experience as a performer.
Last summer I performed the musical Hair on Mt. Tamalpais during the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love for the Magic Mountain Play Music Festival and had Jefferson Starship open for us. I felt myself embody the spirit of a countercultural revolution and experienced a natural high as a dancer out in nature.
Earl Alfred Paus is excited for his debut with Kularts. He studied Theater Arts eclectically at SFSU with an emphasis in Post-Modern Dance & Movement, which includes Traditional Beijing Opera and folk dance, Suzuki Method of Actor Training, Mask Movement and Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints. He trained with SF Mime Troupe and New York’s SITI Company. Annually, Earl performs a dance-theater pantomime at the Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan, an incubator for experimental dance. Earl was Nominated a TBA Award for Best Male Actor in a musical including; Hair, West Side Story, and Pippin. His cabaret collective, an offshoot of the dismantled Hypnodrome Theater and diaspora of Thrillpeddlers Alumni, presents a monthly at The Stud every 1st Sunday called “Palace of Trash”- a glittery avant-garde and garish show honoring "The Cockettes" and aiming to relentlessly resuscitate the queer artist scene in SF. Earl loves to collaborate with diversity! (www.Earlpaus.com)