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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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Now displaying: September, 2015
Sep 25, 2015

No guest this week, new episode next Friday! In the meantime, Leah shares a few thought provoking pieces to get your Friday started: a quote from President Obama and a speech by performance artist Taylor Mac. 

Sep 18, 2015

Dancer Jeff Sykes discusses the need for mutual respect in the world of freelance dance, his approach to auditions as two-way conversations, and the physical practices that help keep him away from the dark side. 

Sep 11, 2015
Episode 4: Brendan Spieth

Actor Brendan Spieth talks about how he deals with the dark side and charting his own path, spanning music, theatre, food, and dance. He shares one of his songs and its origin. Brendan is also responsible for The Compass intro and outro music. 

Sep 9, 2015

A sneak peak at the upcoming episode featuring Brendan Spieth, hear two of his original songs and how one of them came to be.  Keep an eye out for Brendan's episode of The Compass later this week!

Sep 4, 2015
Episode 3: Amanda Sykes

In Episode 3 of The Compass, actress Amanda Sykes talks about the dark side and how she finds her way out of it, her love for New York City, and perseverance. 

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