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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: March, 2017
Mar 31, 2017

Craftsperson and business owner Sarah Kirkham shares her experiences moving from building theatrical props to making handcrafted leather goods and starting her own company with her business partner, putting down roots in Milwaukee, being open to new opportunities, and her love for the National Park System. Check out her beautiful work at www.tactilecraftworks.com 

Mar 24, 2017

Actress Kahyun Kim shares her experiences with the dark side, moving to the United States from South Korea to pursue acting, navigating the TV/Film world in LA, the support of family and friends, the casting process as an asian actress, and the new play Linda Vista by Tracy Letts that she's currently in rehearsals for at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

Mar 17, 2017

In today's mini episode, host Leah Walsh talks about hard decisions, and reads an excerpt from a talk Patti Smith gave at the Louisiana Literature Festival August 24, 2012, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. See footage of the talk here: https://vimeo.com/57857893 Check back next week for a new full episode of The Compass.

Mar 10, 2017

Violist and teacher Dawn Michelle Johnson shares her experiences with the dark side, being a passionate and involved teacher, finding ways to empower artists of color in classical music, becoming a parent, and how her faith influences her art. 

Mar 3, 2017

Actor, writer and producer Emma Ramos shares her experiences with the dark side, making a big career change, co-producing her own web series, the healing power of comedy, family, and taking care of yourself during a stressful political climate. She is currently appearing in Frontieres Sans Frontieres by Phillip Howze at The Bushwick Starr, March 1-18, 2017. Check out her digital series BUTS at www.butswebseries.com, and her other work at www.emmaramos.com.

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