In today's mini episode, host Leah Walsh shares a quote from Martha Graham. Check back next week for a new episode and guest! https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/47790.Martha_Graham
Actor Marcus Crawford Guy shares his experiences with the dark side, what he's learned from his teaching work with Artists Striving To End Poverty, auditioning, collaborating with artists of different disciplines, and navigating the visa system as a working actor from another country. Check out what he's up to at: www.marcuscrawfordguy.com, and learn more about ASTEP here: https://astep.org
Actor Nick Westrate shares his experiences with the dark side, his involvement with Fair Wage Onstage and Actors Equity to fight for a living wage for Off-Broadway performers, his artistic mentors, celebrating other artists, and the conversation series he hosted in New York Theatre Workshop interviewing veterans of non-traditional and experimental theater. Check out those interviews at: http://processinperformance.blogspot.com Get involved with Fair Wage OnStage: http://fairwageonstage.org
In today's mini episode, host Leah Walsh shares an article by writer George Saunders, entitled "George Saunders: what writers really do when they write", originally published in The Guardian on March 4, 2017. Check back next week for a new episode and guest! George Saunders: what writers really do when they write
Actor and painter Samantha Walsh (no relation to host Leah Walsh) shares her experiences with the dark side, the evolution of what's important in a day job, not censoring yourself, and finding balance. Check out her upcoming projects, paintings, and the documentary photo project Womanish at her website www.samanthafwalsh.com
Musician and composer Michael Thurber shares his experiences with the dark side, resilience, family, working in different mediums, and learning from studying your inspirations. Featuring one of his songs at the end of the episode! See him next in his variety show Thurber Theater at Joe's Pub on April 26th, 2018 at 9:30pm. More info at www.michaelthurber.org
Installation artist Georgia Saxelby's work explores the relationship between art, architecture, ritual, and cultural identity. She shares her experiences with the dark side, how her focus has evolved as an artist, travel as inspiration, risk taking, appreciating everyone who contributes to the arts ecosystem, and exploring ritual in her work and in her process.
Participate in her latest project, To Future Women, by sending a handwritten letter to future women to be archived until the 20th anniversary of the Women's March, details at www.tofuturewomen.com, open through July 2018. More about all of her work at www.georgiasaxelby.com.
Costume designer Joshua Marsh shares his experiences with the dark side, using travel as an outlet and inspiration, his creative process in television, building work relationships that last, and finding balance. Follow him on Twitter @joshuajmarsh, and check out his work on Seven Seconds on Netflix!
Actor, teacher, writer, and producer Maechi Aharanwa shares her experiences with the dark side, stopping the comparison game, finding mentors, pursuing the craft of teaching, and standing up for yourself in auditions. www.maechi.net
In this mini episode host Leah Walsh shares some personal thoughts and reads two poems dealing with grief, and an excerpt from The Artist's Way on anger. Check back next week for a full new episode of The Compass Podcast!
Actor Stacey Yen shares her experiences with the dark side, finding her footing after grad school, the beauty of small things, intuition, political engagement, and building Miles for Mary with The Mad Ones. Miles for Mary has just been extended till Feb 25th at Playwrights Horizons, check it out! http://themadones.org https://www.
Filmmaker, director, performer, and translator Nicola Rose shares her experiences with the dark side, coming off the high of finishing an artistic project, forging your own path when plans fall through, coming from an artistic family, casting, and her latest project In the Land of Moonstones. Check out what she's up to at: www.nicolaroseonline.com
Guitarist and composer Kirsten Carey of Episode 106 shares two songs by her punk duo Throwaway. Check out her project Persist: A Women's Mixtape for Planned Parenthood, a diverse mixtape of female-fronted bands from across America. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. Available on Bandcamp: https://ppmixtape.bandcamp.com/releases https://www.therealthrowaway.com
Guitarist and composer Kirsten Carey shares her experiences with the dark side, moving cross country, day jobs, her love of animation, the ties between meditation and jazz, and re-joining the music community in Detroit. Check out her project Persist: A Women's Mixtape for Planned Parenthood, a diverse mixtape of female-fronted bands from across America. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. Available on Bandcamp: https://ppmixtape.bandcamp.com/releases http://www.kirstencareymusic.com
Director, actor, teacher, and activist Mauricio Salgado shares his experiences with the dark side, going back to school for directing, his commitment to social action, applying his efforts to challenge oppressive systems in society to his artistic process as well, his work with non-profit Artists Striving to End Poverty, and being married to another artist. Check out his work at: www.mauriciotsalgado.com
Actor, director, writer, and producer Carrie Preston shares her experiences with the dark side, keeping creatively busy by making her own work along side her acting career, her involvement with The New Harmony Project supporting playwrights, growing up in an artistic family, and learning to hold on loosely to opportunities or ideas and accept change. Check out what she's up to at http://carriepreston.com and with her production company: http://daisy3pictures.com
Poet, preacher, and educator Lyvonne Proverbs Picou shares her experiences with the dark side, honesty, entrepreneurship, the importance of self-care, and her organization Beautiful Scars which "promotes healthy and safe conversations around religion, sex, and Blackness in order to, ultimately, address the silence in the Black Church on sexual abuse." Happy Holidays! The Compass will be back with a brand new episode on Friday, January 5th. Find information on Lyvonne's work at her website www.lyvonnep.com, social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/l.proverbs.briggs
Twitter, Instagram: @LyvonneP
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I recently got to see an early screening of Steven Spielberg's "The Post", it was a very powerful film about the First Amendment and, as the blurb says, "A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government." I recorded a talkback after the film with the cast (including Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks) and the casting director about the film and learning from history before it repeats itself. Check back next week for a new full episode of The Compass Podcast! Become a Patron.
The Compass Podcast, Episode 101: Rivka Rivera is now online! Actor Rivka Rivera shares her experiences with the dark side, her work with Irondale Ensemble Project including a program that builds conversation and empathy between law enforcement officers and community members, her latest filmmaking project, recovering from an eating disorder, and finding balance. www.rivkarivera.com
The 100th Episode Live Event (which occurred 11/19/17 in NYC): Actor, choreographer, director, and teacher Jesse. J. Perez shares his experiences with the dark side, how he's expanded his definition of who he is as an artist and the opportunities that have opened up to him because of it, collaboration, learning to say no, and the importance of honest conversations as a teacher. Featuring musical guest Samora Pinderhughes (around 1hr 4mins, originally featured on Ep. 49), and song and podcast theme by Brendan Spieth (song at the start of the podcast, originally featured on Ep. 4). Thank you to everyone who has made these first 100 episodes possible! If you would like support the ongoing production of The Compass Podcast, please visit our Patreon page!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, $15 suggested donation at the door. The event will also be live streamed through Facebook Live on The Compass Podcast Facebook page!
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.
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
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.