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The Compass Podcast documents the lives of artists navigating the waters between art and commerce. What do they do when they feel themselves going to the dark side? How do they find balance when they are creating beautiful things, but not necessarily making their entire living from their art (acting, dance, etc). A space for those conversations with peers about living a creative life. Hosted by actress Leah Walsh.

The Compass Podcast documents the lives of artists navigating the waters between art and commerce. What do they do when they feel themselves going to the dark side? How do they find balance when they are creating beautiful things, but not necessarily making their entire living from their art (acting, dance, etc). A space for those conversations with peers about living a creative life. Hosted by actress Leah Walsh.
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The Compass Podcast documents the lives of artists navigating the waters between art and commerce. What do they do when they feel themselves going to the dark side? How do they find balance when they are creating beautiful things, but not necessarily making their entire living from their art (acting, dance, etc). A space for those conversations with peers about living a creative life. Hosted by actress Leah Walsh.

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English

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919-264-8493


Episodes

Mini Episode: Live the Question Edition

1/17/2020
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Update on The Compass Live from BroadwayCon, Episode 150 with Manik Choksi coming up on January 25, 2020, as well as a few readings from Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke. “So don't be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to...

Duration:00:06:38

Mini Episode: New Year Edition

1/3/2020
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Thoughts on the New Year by host Leah Walsh and a reading of a poem and reflections by author Neil Gaiman. http://journal.neilgaiman.com

Duration:00:09:39

Episode 149: Rachel Spencer Hewitt

12/20/2019
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Actor and founder of the Parent Artist Advocacy League Rachel Spencer Hewitt shares her experiences with the dark side, auditioning, becoming a parent as an artist and how that led her to form PAAL and advocate for the support of parents and caregivers in the arts, and the power of community.

Duration:01:04:06

Episode 148: Seamus Mulcahy

12/6/2019
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Actor Seamus Mulcahy shares his experiences with the dark side, auditioning, developing your process as an actor, the importance of community, how dyslexia has influenced his path as an artist and how he approaches the challenges of learning differently. Check out what he's up to at http://seamusmulcahy.com

Duration:01:10:44

Episode 147: Christopher Ryan Grant

11/15/2019
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Actor Christopher Ryan Grant shares his experiences with the dark side, finding community, how his work with The Public Theater's Mobile Unit has changed how he tells stories, auditioning, and learning to put things in perspective.

Duration:01:09:18

Episode 146: Christopher Livingston

11/1/2019
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Actor Christopher Livingston shares his experiences with the dark side, trying not to take the work home at the end of the day, mentors, auditioning, and staying positive. You can see him in his first Broadway show, The Great Societyat Lincoln Center or as Wayne Williams on the second season of Mindhunter.

Duration:01:00:46

Episode 145: Sharone Halevy

10/18/2019
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Painter, director, and teacher Sharone Halevy shares her experiences with the dark side, her evolution as an artist from performer to painter, process and empathy, being kind to yourself, and building a business plan as a painter. Check out her paintings on Instagram @art_by_sharone or www.sharonehalevy.com

Duration:01:06:03

Episode 144: Rachel Nicks

10/4/2019
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Actor and fitness professional Rachel Nicks shares her experiences with the dark side, auditioning, staying positive, asking for what you need as an artist and parent, her work as a fitness instructor focused on women's health and wellness, and living an unapologetically full life. Check out her work in all areas at https://rachelnicks.com.

Duration:00:59:35

Episode 143: Kris Sidberry

9/20/2019
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Actor Kris Sidberry shares her experiences with the dark side, continuing to learn and train, reevaluating, trying to not focus solely on career, and the community she's found at Burning Man (which she just got back from right before this interview!). Check out her work at www.krissidberry.com

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 142: Catie Cuan

9/6/2019
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Dancer, choreographer, and technologist Catie Cuan shares her experiences with the dark side, fusing her duel interests in dance and technology, how geography influences art, balance, and being in a relationship with another artist. Catie is currently pursuing her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in California, so this conversation was recorded over FaceTime. Check out her work at www.catiecuan.com.

Duration:01:00:41

Mini Episode: In Times of Chaos Edition

8/23/2019
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Host Leah Walsh reflections on Toni Morrison's thoughts on an artist's task in times of chaos from "No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear,” an essay included in the 150th anniversary issue of The Nation, read from the article "No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear: Toni Morrison on the Artist's Task in Troubled Times" by Maria Popova, published on brainpickings.org. Check the brand new look at www.thecompasspodcast.com, you can search the back catalogue of episodes by key word!

Duration:00:06:43

Episode 141: Meg Fee

8/9/2019
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Writer Meg Fee shares her experiences with the dark side, publishing and self-publishing her writing, the evolution of the online blogging space, finding her current path in human centered design, and processing the world through writing. Check out her book, Places I Stopped on the Way Home, and her other writing at www.megfee.com

Duration:01:06:26

Episode 140: Dillon Heape

7/26/2019
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Actor and singer Dillon Heape shares their experiences with the dark side, expanding creativity in many directions, self discovery, keeping busy, Pride, new projects, sobriety and mental health. www.dillonheape.com

Duration:01:04:23

Episode 139: Erin Cherry

7/12/2019
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Actor and teacher Erin Cherry shares her experiences with the dark side, auditioning, self-care, the evolution of dreams and goals, the importance of community, and her recent Emmy win. See what she's up to at www.erincherry.com and see her show After Forever on Amazon.

Duration:00:57:44

Episode 138: Jordan Geiger

6/28/2019
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Photographer Jordan Geiger shares his experiences with the dark side, transitioning from acting to photography, his upcoming move from NYC to LA, running a business as a freelancer, community, and being in a relationship with another artist. Check out his beautiful work at www.jjgeigerphoto.com

Duration:00:49:11

Episode 137: Nick Mills

6/14/2019
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Actor and teacher Nick Mills shares his experiences with the dark side, becoming a parent, gratitude, mentors, and how his approach to auditioning has changed. www.nickmosesmills.com

Duration:01:03:26

Episode 136: Lizzie King-Hall

5/31/2019
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Actor and dialect coach Lizzie King-Hall shares her experiences with the dark side, political action, navigating the role of dialect coach in a production and building her business, and learning from the artists around you. http://www.lizziekinghall.com

Duration:01:13:45

Episode 135: Ryan Spahn

5/3/2019
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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

Duration:01:01:14

Episode 134: Tim Dieterichs

4/19/2019
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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.

Duration:00:57:42

Episode 133: Marla Phelan

4/5/2019
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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

Duration:00:51:17