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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: 2019
May 3, 2019

Actor, writer, and producer Ryan Spahn shares his experiences with the dark side, going to Juilliard in his late twenties, having patience, getting his screenplays made, and collaboration. Check out a reading of his new play Nora Highland on Monday June 24th, 2019 as part of The Pride Plays at Rattlestick Theater and watch Ep 1. of his web series What's Your Emergency

Apr 19, 2019

Artist Tim Dieterichs shares his experiences with the dark side, addiction and recovery, what he values about acting and design, the importance of community, and finding freedom in structure.

Apr 5, 2019

Dancer and choreographer Marla Phelan shares her experiences with the dark side, the complexities of being a freelancing, working in different genres of dance and theater, moving towards her choreographic voice, and knowing your worth. www.marlaphelan.com

Mar 22, 2019

Director Kristin McCarthy Parker shares her experiences with the dark side, devising work, day jobs, the strength of working with an established community, and directing a long run of a show. Check out her projects at www.kristinmccarthyparker.comwww.puffstheplay.comwww.recentcutbacks.com.

Mar 10, 2019

Actor, dancer, and creator Charlotte Bydwell shares her experiences with the dark side, building her creative life, producing her own multidisciplinary work, decision making, artist visas, having patience, and doing things that terrify you. Check out what she’s up to at www.charlottebydwell.com

Feb 22, 2019

A mini episode with host Leah Walsh today featuring an excerpt from "An Incomplete Manifesto For Growth" by Bruce Mau, a part of the Manifesto Project. Check back in two weeks for a new guest and interview! http://www.manifestoproject.it/bruce-mau/

Feb 8, 2019

Playwright Rachel Bonds shares her experiences with the dark side, the development process for new plays, collaboration, and how the theater community can support artist parents and their work. Read her wonderful essay Working Like A Mother on howlround.com.

Jan 25, 2019

Actor Finn Wittrock shares his experiences with the dark side, auditioning, the ups and downs of film production and funding, finding an outlet in writing, and advice from his artistic mentors.

Jan 11, 2019

Actor, writer, and teacher Jasminn Johnson shares her experiences with the dark side, building a healthy creative life, discovering her passion for teaching, collaboration, sharing through her writing, and moving from waiting to creating in the new year. Check out what she's up to and read her writing, particularly her blog post Doing: The New Waiting, which we discuss on this episode at http://www.jasminnjohnson.com/

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