How to Live in a Tour Van

How to Live in a Tour Van

For the better part of two years, I lived in hotels and spent a fully ridiculous amount of time in a 16 passenger van. I’m not gonna lie – it was one of the better touring experiences I’ve had. I was lucky the company I worked for gave us pretty free reign with the van.…

What to Pack to Live on a Circus Train

What to Pack to Live on a Circus Train

Congrats! You’ve just landed a job that makes you live on a train – and if it’s the circus train, this is probably the post you’re looking for. Packing to move onto a train is a strange task when you’re not sure what’s about to happen to you, but here are some tips on things…

Backup Plans and Working in the Arts

Backup Plans and Working in the Arts

In college, my parents were horrified when I said I wanted to major in theater. I was actually forbidden from doing it, so I just quietly double majored while they didn’t pay any attention to where their money was going. Mentally, I think I was prepared for a Plan B from the get-go. I’ve maintained…

#Tourlife: Money Fails

#Tourlife: Money Fails

A few years ago, I wrote about the financial dangers of touring. It’s really easy to turn into a spend thrift without paying attention when your life is just wandering from place to place. Lately, I’ve come to face to face with another money peril on tour. Getting sick. When you get sick at home,…

What to Pack to Live on a Cruise Ship

What to Pack to Live on a Cruise Ship

So you just landed a job on a cruise ship and now you need to know what to bring with you, right? If this is your first time away from home for months at a time, trying to figure out how to pack is incredibly daunting. For my first contract, they told me they would…

5 Easy and Awesome Opening Night Gifts Under $5

5 Easy and Awesome Opening Night Gifts Under $5

I love the tradition of opening night gifts for the cast. I think it rewards them for the hard work they’ve put in up to that point. I always try to include a personalized card with something I’ve appreciated about their personality through the rehearsal process, but I really like to include a little something…