Earl Bates has appeared in numerous television and radio commercials, training films and movies including: Miracle of the Heart, A Boys Town Story, Omaha (the movie), A Conversation With An Alien, The Rice/Poindexter BBC Documentary, and Power Slide. He was the longtime host of KYNE-TV's Contact Omaha, a weekly live phone-in talk show. His stage experience includes his award-winning performance in the title role at the Omaha Community Playhouse production of the Will Rogers Follies. He has also performed at the old Firehouse Dinner Theater, The Circle Theater and the Omaha Theater Company For Young People's national tour of Hansel and Gretel, which appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Earl was the Creative Drama Teacher in residence at the Nebraska School for the Deaf for over 9 years. Residencies could involve Earl directing, assisting, and/or performing in a local production. Workshops may be combined with other activities to form long or short-term residencies in commercial talent that explore film, television, radio and print.
Possible residency activities include So Ya Wanna Be A Pro? which addresses professional career possibilities in show business, Theater Games for Kids: The joy and profound benefits of creative, simple, play, and Rodeo Clowning which instructs students in rope tricks, comedy, mime, and juggling. Other opportunities include pep rally skits, news and commercial productions, and a “Cabaret Night” that would entail an open mic format showcasing local musical and acting talent.