Nick Westrate on How #FairWageOnStage Revolutionized Off-Broadway Contracts for Actors

The Compass Podcast   Nick Westrate on How #FairWageOnStage Revolutionized Off-Broadway Contracts for Actors
 
The Drama Desk Award-winning actor joins Leah Walsh for this week’s episode of the artists’ podcast The Compass.
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Leah Walsh hosts the podcast that documents the lives of artists navigating the waters between art and commerce. This week, Walsh welcomes Drama Desk Award-winning actor Nick Westrate for Episode 114.

In addition to his Broadway appearances in Casa Valentina and A Moon for the Misbegotten, Westrate has enjoyed a successful career Off-Broadway, appearing in The Little Foxes at NYTW, Love’s Labor’s Lost at the Public Theater, as well as Nina Raine’s acclaimed family drama Tribes, and Anna Ziegler’s A Delicate Ship at Playwrights Horizons.

The actor and activist also forged the #FairWageOnStage grass roots campaign that successfully lobbied for a significant increase in salaries for actors working Off-Broadway.

Read: MORE THAN 1,000 ACTORS SIGN OPEN LETTER SEEKING OFF-BROADWAY PAY INCREASE

In this week's episode, Westrate speaks about his involvement with #FairWageOnStage and Actors' Equity to successfully fight for a living wage for Off-Broadway performers. He also speaks about his artistic mentors, and the conversation series he hosted at New York Theatre Workshop interviewing veterans of non-traditional and experimental theatre. Check them out here.

The Compass can be downloaded for free on iTunes.

Walsh created the podcast that is dedicated to the stories of working actors, writers, directors, designers, dancers, musicians, composers, and playwrights who are navigating the waters between art and commerce.

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