Touring tips: Making it easier for indies to get from coast to coast

Touring a show from Perth to Sydney is hard yakka – especially when your artistic ambition is constrained by the size of your suitcase.

Image: The Ballad Of Frank Allen. Photo credit: Paul Robinson

Staging a production in your home town is challenging enough, let alone taking it on tour – especially when you’re transporting a production over 3,900 km from Perth to Sydney.

This year’s Bondi Feast (held at the Bondi Pavilion, overlooking Bondi Beach from 17-28 July) features a number of Perth artists, several of whom are taking their work to Sydney for the first time.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts