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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: November, 2015
Nov 27, 2015

Director and performer Philip Gates shares his experiences producing his own work, battling imposter syndrome and the dark side, building lasting relationships with playwrights and collaborators, and his current project which tells the intense story of The Donner Party. 

Nov 20, 2015

Stage manager, director, and visual artist Kim Miller (creator of The Compass cover art!) shares her thoughts on not taking things personally, being realistic, having a supportive family, and working in vastly different forms of theatre.

Nov 13, 2015

Actor and dancer Jude Sandy shares his perspective on taking care of yourself in a business that tries to define you, going where the work you want to do is possible, how his art is shaped by his experiences growing up in Trinidad and Tobago as a young gay man, and where he goes in New York City to escape the dark side. 

Nov 6, 2015

Singer Dwayne Washington shares his unique journey over the past few years: moving away from singing (and the USA), coming back, wanting to be a part of telling under represented stories, and dealing with the dark side of a life in the arts. 

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