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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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 Venice, Slipping, and Iphigenia 2.0.
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
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/
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
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.
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