The Compass, a podcast dedicated to the stories of working actors, writers, directors, designers, dancers, musicians, composers, and playwrights, is beginning a new initiative in which creator and host Leah Walsh will welcome guests who are both artists and activists—especially those who are taking action and working for change.
A 2015 graduate of the Tisch NYU Grad Acting program, Tim Nicolai appeared opposite Rachel Weisz in the Public Theater production of Plenty last fall, and made his Broadway debut earlier this year alongside Sally Field in The Glass Menagerie.
Each week, Playbill highlights Walsh’s latest episode with industry professionals who share their own stories about making art, making a living, maintaining inspiration—and using their art as activism.
This week Nicolai shares his experiences dealing with the dark side, the importance of community, mentorship, and taking action in the current political climate.
The Compass can be downloaded for free on iTunes.
Check out past episodes from the archives of The Compass:
Episode 60: Frankie J. Alvarez - Actor
Episode 31: Abby Gerdst - Actor, Teacher, and Activist
Episode 84: Jamal Callendar - Dancer and Teacher