Created by actor Leah Walsh, The Compass documents the lives of artists navigating the waters between art and commerce. Each week, Playbill highlights Walsh’s latest episode with industry professionals who share their own stories about making art, making a living, and maintaining inspiration.
Juan Francisco Villa, who currently appears in Luis Alfaro’s Oedipus El Rey at the Public Theater Off-Broadway, is the latest guest on the podcast. In the new episode, Villa shares his experiences with the dark side, writing a one-man show which helped him turn his family’s story into a way to empower others, naming what you want in life, and questioning the cultural narrative.
The Compass can be downloaded for free on iTunes.
Check out past episodes from the archives of The Compass Podcast:
Episode 5: Jeff Sykes - Dancer
Episode 19: Nick Choksi - Actor/Musician
Episode 49: Samora Pinderhughes - Jazz Pianist/Composer/Activist