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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, 2017
Sep 29, 2017

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

Sep 22, 2017

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.

Sep 15, 2017
Actress and drama therapist Liz Vital shares her thoughts on dealing with the dark side, leaving L.A. for Seattle, deciding to go to graduate school for  Drama Therapy, the healing power of storytelling, becoming a parent, and producing work with friends. This episode was recorded over Skype. If you value the conversations The Compass Podcast brings to light, please consider supporting the next year of the podcast by becoming a Patron on our new Patreon page! Receive access to bonus content: www.patreon.com/thecompasspodcast Thank you! Note: check out the documentary Liz mentions by Zeina Daccache
Sep 8, 2017

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

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