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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: May, 2017
May 26, 2017

Actress Amelia McClain shares her thoughts on the dark side, the paths that being a reader for casting directors has opened up for her, becoming a parent as an artist, auditioning, and her approach to being an understudy. 

May 19, 2017

The Compass Podcast, Episode 76: Ben Bartolone is now online!

Playwright, actor, and producer Ben Bartolone shares his experiences with the dark side, discovering his love for playwriting, not being precious with your work, the importance of mentors helping younger artists, and The Bluestone Project which aims to foster empathy in our oft-divided nation. You can find more information about that work at: www.facebook.com/TheBluestoneProject/

May 12, 2017

The Compass Podcast, Episode 75: Danny Mefford. Choreographer Danny Mefford shares his experiences with the dark side, when he started identifying as a choreographer instead of a performer, the nature of collaboration, his artistic mentors, and challenging yourself. Danny's choreography can currently be seen in New York in Venus at the Signature Theatre, and Dear Evan Hansen at The Music Box Theatre on Broadway.

May 5, 2017

Actor Alex Hanna shares his experiences with the dark side, self-compassion, the support of family, sustaining a long run of a play, and streamlining his life. 

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