In this mini episode host Leah Walsh shares an excerpt from a Ted Talk by Oskar Eustis, "Why Theater is Essential to Democracy". Check back next week for a full new episode of The Compass Podcast! https://www.ted.com/talks/oskar_eustis_why_theater_is_essential_to_democracy
Writer and performer Matthew-Lee Erlbach shares his experiences with the dark side, moving from NYC to LA, finding his way as a playwright, being in a relationship with another artist, writing for TV, and taking political action with your art. Check out his play "The Doppelganger" at Steppenwolf Theatre Company through June 2nd or see what he's up to here: http://matthew-lee.com/
Playwright, screenwriter, memoirist, and filmmaker Brooke Berman shares her experiences with the dark side, learning through doing when tackling new challenges, dealing with the business side of the entertainment industry, and becoming a parent as an artist. www.brookeberman.net
In today's mini episode, host Leah Walsh shares an article on grief by Laverne McKinnon and a poem by dancer/choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith. Check back next week for a new episode and guest! https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/how-cope-grief-a-canceled-show-guest-column-1109305
Playwright and performer Romana Soutus shares her experiences with the dark side, how she started writing her own work, her relationship with La Mama and her latest play Martyrs, and queer representation in the NYC theatre scene. www.romanasoutus.com
Actor Brandon Gill shares his experiences with the dark side, teaching, how his approach to auditioning has changed, growing up and getting his training in NYC (he's a graduate of LaGuardia High School and The Juilliard School, right across the street from each other), owning your strengths, and developing an honest relationship with representation.
Actor Anna O'Donoghue shares her experiences with the dark side, her extensive work with new play development, growing up in NYC, day jobs, and how her approach to auditioning has changed over time.
In today's mini episode, host Leah Walsh shares a quote from Martha Graham. Check back next week for a new episode and guest! https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/47790.Martha_Graham
Actor Marcus Crawford Guy shares his experiences with the dark side, what he's learned from his teaching work with Artists Striving To End Poverty, auditioning, collaborating with artists of different disciplines, and navigating the visa system as a working actor from another country. Check out what he's up to at: www.marcuscrawfordguy.com, and learn more about ASTEP here: https://astep.org
Actor Nick Westrate shares his experiences with the dark side, his involvement with Fair Wage Onstage and Actors Equity to fight for a living wage for Off-Broadway performers, his artistic mentors, celebrating other artists, and the conversation series he hosted in New York Theatre Workshop interviewing veterans of non-traditional and experimental theater. Check out those interviews at: http://processinperformance.blogspot.com Get involved with Fair Wage OnStage: http://fairwageonstage.org
In today's mini episode, host Leah Walsh shares an article by writer George Saunders, entitled "George Saunders: what writers really do when they write", originally published in The Guardian on March 4, 2017. Check back next week for a new episode and guest! George Saunders: what writers really do when they write
Actor and painter Samantha Walsh (no relation to host Leah Walsh) shares her experiences with the dark side, the evolution of what's important in a day job, not censoring yourself, and finding balance. Check out her upcoming projects, paintings, and the documentary photo project Womanish at her website www.samanthafwalsh.com
Musician and composer Michael Thurber shares his experiences with the dark side, resilience, family, working in different mediums, and learning from studying your inspirations. Featuring one of his songs at the end of the episode! See him next in his variety show Thurber Theater at Joe's Pub on April 26th, 2018 at 9:30pm. More info at www.michaelthurber.org
Installation artist Georgia Saxelby's work explores the relationship between art, architecture, ritual, and cultural identity. She shares her experiences with the dark side, how her focus has evolved as an artist, travel as inspiration, risk taking, appreciating everyone who contributes to the arts ecosystem, and exploring ritual in her work and in her process.
Participate in her latest project, To Future Women, by sending a handwritten letter to future women to be archived until the 20th anniversary of the Women's March, details at www.tofuturewomen.com, open through July 2018. More about all of her work at www.georgiasaxelby.com.
Costume designer Joshua Marsh shares his experiences with the dark side, using travel as an outlet and inspiration, his creative process in television, building work relationships that last, and finding balance. Follow him on Twitter @joshuajmarsh, and check out his work on Seven Seconds on Netflix!
Actor, teacher, writer, and producer Maechi Aharanwa shares her experiences with the dark side, stopping the comparison game, finding mentors, pursuing the craft of teaching, and standing up for yourself in auditions. www.maechi.net
In this mini episode host Leah Walsh shares some personal thoughts and reads two poems dealing with grief, and an excerpt from The Artist's Way on anger. Check back next week for a full new episode of The Compass Podcast!
Actor Stacey Yen shares her experiences with the dark side, finding her footing after grad school, the beauty of small things, intuition, political engagement, and building Miles for Mary with The Mad Ones. Miles for Mary has just been extended till Feb 25th at Playwrights Horizons, check it out! http://themadones.org https://www.
Filmmaker, director, performer, and translator Nicola Rose shares her experiences with the dark side, coming off the high of finishing an artistic project, forging your own path when plans fall through, coming from an artistic family, casting, and her latest project In the Land of Moonstones. Check out what she's up to at: www.nicolaroseonline.com
Guitarist and composer Kirsten Carey of Episode 106 shares two songs by her punk duo Throwaway. Check out her project Persist: A Women's Mixtape for Planned Parenthood, a diverse mixtape of female-fronted bands from across America. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. Available on Bandcamp: https://ppmixtape.bandcamp.com/releases https://www.therealthrowaway.com
Guitarist and composer Kirsten Carey shares her experiences with the dark side, moving cross country, day jobs, her love of animation, the ties between meditation and jazz, and re-joining the music community in Detroit. Check out her project Persist: A Women's Mixtape for Planned Parenthood, a diverse mixtape of female-fronted bands from across America. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood. Available on Bandcamp: https://ppmixtape.bandcamp.com/releases http://www.kirstencareymusic.com
Director, actor, teacher, and activist Mauricio Salgado shares his experiences with the dark side, going back to school for directing, his commitment to social action, applying his efforts to challenge oppressive systems in society to his artistic process as well, his work with non-profit Artists Striving to End Poverty, and being married to another artist. Check out his work at: www.mauriciotsalgado.com
Actor, director, writer, and producer Carrie Preston shares her experiences with the dark side, keeping creatively busy by making her own work along side her acting career, her involvement with The New Harmony Project supporting playwrights, growing up in an artistic family, and learning to hold on loosely to opportunities or ideas and accept change. Check out what she's up to at http://carriepreston.com and with her production company: http://daisy3pictures.com