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The Compass

The Compass is a podcast that asks: What do artists do to keep themselves from going to the dark side? How do they find balance when they may be creating beautiful things, but not necessarily making their entire income from their art? Hosted by actress Leah Walsh.
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Nov 17, 2017

Actor Chalia La Tour shares her experiences with the dark side, her activist work for equity within the arts/entertainment industry and education, transitioning to New York City after grad school, and making change in a community with your work. Check out what she's up to here: www.chalialatour.com

 The Compass Podcast, 100th Episode Live Event is this Sunday, 11/19/17 at 7pm at Arts on Site! Guest: Jesse J. Perez, Musical Guest: Samora Pinderhughes, with Host Leah Walsh and theme music by Brendan Spieth. RSVP to thecompasslive@gmail.com, $15 suggested donation at the door. The event will also be live streamed through Facebook Live on The Compass Podcast Facebook page!

Nov 10, 2017

Actress Mirirai Sithole shares her experiences with the dark side, her new creative endeavor www.ayedefy.com, the freedom of sharing through writing, day jobs, finding the people who will push you to take action on your ideas, and community. Mirirai can currently be seen in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh at MCC.

Nov 3, 2017

Writer, producer, and director Priscila García-Jacquier shares her experiences with the dark side, finding her voice as a writer, using her own immigration story to speak out for others, finding your power in the industry, and embracing extreme honesty. Check out her blog here: https://priscilaelenagj.com and her production company here: http://roundroomimage.org 

Oct 27, 2017

Save the date for the upcoming event, The Compass Podcast Live, Episode 100! The evening of November 19, 2017 in NYC, more info to come. 

Actor and writer Tim Nicolai shares his experiences dealing with the dark side, the importance of community, mentorship, and taking action in the current political climate. 

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Oct 20, 2017

Actress Hillary Clemens shares her experiences with the dark side, becoming a mother as a working artist, her experiences in the midwest theater community, and the almost daily news roundups she's been writing since the election in an effort to nail down the facts in a time of misinformation and distraction in the political realm. You can follow her public posts on Facebook to view the news reports or become a patron and following along here: https://www.patreon.com/harborroundup

Oct 13, 2017

Playwright Adam Szymkowicz (Pretty Theft, Hearts Like Fists, among many other plays) shares his experiences with the dark side, persistence, becoming a parent, advising young writers, and his interview series which has just come to an end after featuring 1,000 playwrights. You can read the 1,000 Playwright Interviews on Adam's blog: http://aszym.blogspot.com/2017/09/1000-playwright-interviews.html. Please consider supporting the ongoing production of The Compass Podcast by rating and reviewing in iTunes and becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/thecompasspodcast 

Oct 6, 2017

Actor Erin Wilhelmi shares her experiences with the dark side, her love for supporting the development of new plays, mentors, day jobs, and what it's been like taking over a role in a play that's already been running. She was appearing as Emmy in A Doll's House, Part 2 on Broadway when this episode was recorded. Check out her work at www.erinwilhelmi.com

Sep 29, 2017

Actor and writer Juan Francisco Villa shares his experiences with the dark side, writing his one-man show, turning his family’s story into a way to empower others, naming what you want in life, and questioning the cultural narrative. Juan can be seen in Oedipus El Rey by Luis Alfaro at The Public Theatre starting October 3, 2017. Become a Patron of The Compass Podcast by visiting www.patreon.com/thecompasspodcast

Sep 22, 2017

Stage manager Lizzie Robinson shares her experiences with the dark side, setting the tone in the rehearsal room, going after what is important to you, giving yourself projects, becoming politically active, and shifting priorities.

Sep 15, 2017
Actress and drama therapist Liz Vital shares her thoughts on dealing with the dark side, leaving L.A. for Seattle, deciding to go to graduate school for  Drama Therapy, the healing power of storytelling, becoming a parent, and producing work with friends. This episode was recorded over Skype. If you value the conversations The Compass Podcast brings to light, please consider supporting the next year of the podcast by becoming a Patron on our new Patreon page! Receive access to bonus content: www.patreon.com/thecompasspodcast Thank you! Note: check out the documentary Liz mentions by Zeina Daccache
Sep 8, 2017

Dancer, teacher, and choreographer Lucie Baker shares her experiences with the dark side, how she approaches producing her own work, teaching, setting financial standards for yourself as an artist and asking for what you need, and her recent dive into expressive arts therapy while training at The Tamalpa Institute. Lucie is currently based in Seattle, this episode was recorded over Skype. Check out her work at www.luciebaker.com

Aug 25, 2017

Creative producer and chef Stephen Sanders shares his experiences with the dark side, focusing on the long-term, his passion for supporting artists and building community, carrying on the legacies of his mentors, and his newest creative outlet Oxford Plaid, an intimate dinner party and creative photography service which is allowing him to bring people together in a whole new way. Check it out at www.oxfordplaid.com

Aug 18, 2017

Actor Erin Wilhelmi shares her experiences with the dark side, her love for supporting the development of new plays, mentors, day jobs, and what it's been like taking over a role in a play that's already been running. She is currently appearing as Emmy in A Doll's House, Part 2 on Broadway. Check out her work at www.erinwilhelmi.com

Aug 11, 2017

The Compass Podcast, Episode 87: Matt Lombardi is now online! Fiction writer Matt Lombardi shares his thoughts on the dark side, his process as a writer, the long game of writing a novel, teaching, and not wasting time now that he's become a parent. The Compass was created two years ago! Happy Birthday, The Compass Podcast!

Aug 4, 2017

Actor Seth Numrich shares his thoughts on acknowledging when you're in the dark side, activism, working abroad as an American actor, the effects of commerce on the modern theatre, and coming from a creative family. Seth has been on stage in New York in shows including War Horse, Golden Boy, The Merchant of VeniceSlipping, and Iphigenia 2.0.

 

 

Jul 28, 2017

Director, choreographer, filmmaker, and dancer Yara Travieso shares her experiences with the dark side, finding a healthier way of working, coming from a creative family, the economy of art, and deciding where to put your energy. www.yaratravieso.com

Jul 21, 2017
Dancer and teacher Jamal Callender shares his experiences keeping out of the dark side, the strength he's finding in reexamining his approach to fitness and nutrition, the role technology plays in keeping him connected to his family and loved ones while dancing in Germany, the institutional differences in dance in Europe as opposed to the U.S.A., speaking up for yourself and your colleagues in a company setting, and starting the Barbados Dance Project. Check out the awesome work he's doing here: http://barbadosdanceproject.com
Jul 15, 2017

Actress and director Delia Kropp shares her experiences with the dark side, advocating for transgender actors and stories in the Chicago theatre scene, re-entering the profession, and the importance of pursuing opportunities you're passionate about. Check out her current work here: www.therealdelia.com. Feldenkrais lesson audio recordings mentioned can be found here: www.kinesophics.ca/category/podcast/

Jul 7, 2017

Actor Charlie Russell, currently performing in The Play That Goes Wrong on Broadway,  shares her experiences with the dark side, creating work with a longterm company of artists, growing in a performance and owning your choices, the long journey The Play That Goes Wrong has taken to go from performing in a pub to running the show on Broadway, taking care of yourself during a long wrong of a very physical show, and exploring New York City. Check out everything Mischief Theatre is up to here: http://mischieftheatre.co.uk

Jun 23, 2017

Filmmaker Kat Hidalgo and Actor Anna Martine Freeman share their experiences with the dark side, being an advocate for yourself and others, Kat's move from Ecuador to Canada, the Olivier Award-winning play Rotterdam that Anna is currently starring in in London, travel, activism, being proactive as queer artists, and friendship. Check out Kat's film work here: http://kat-hidalgo.com and keep informed of Anna's acting work on Twitter @annamartine_ and @RotterdamPlay. 

Jun 16, 2017

Actress and founder of The Artist Co-op Rachel Berger shares her experiences with the dark side, how she decided to pursue her new endeavor in creating a co-working space for artists, fundraising, mentors, bringing people together, and she gives us a tour of the space! Check out The Artist Co-op here: www.theartistco-op.com Check out The Compass Podcast Facebook page for video of this mini live episode take by Dominique Taylor of The Storyscape

Jun 9, 2017

Actress, singer, dancer, and producer Miranda Noelle Wilson shares her experiences with the dark side, building a community in NYC, feeding yourself artistically, starting a new theatre company, day jobs and transitions, and looking at the big picture. Check out what she's up to: www.mirandanoellewilson.com and www.clutchproductions.org

Jun 2, 2017

The Compass Podcast, Episode 78: Garrett David Kim is now online! Playwright and educator Garrett David Kim shares his experiences with the dark side, growing as a playwright, finding your footing after college, and his educational work with the kids at The 52nd St Project here in NYC. Check out his work at garrettdkim.com and 52project.org!

May 26, 2017

Actress Amelia McClain shares her thoughts on the dark side, the paths that being a reader for casting directors has opened up for her, becoming a parent as an artist, auditioning, and her approach to being an understudy. 

May 19, 2017

The Compass Podcast, Episode 76: Ben Bartolone is now online!

Playwright, actor, and producer Ben Bartolone shares his experiences with the dark side, discovering his love for playwriting, not being precious with your work, the importance of mentors helping younger artists, and The Bluestone Project which aims to foster empathy in our oft-divided nation. You can find more information about that work at: www.facebook.com/TheBluestoneProject/

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