A lot of effort has been put into this toolkit. But the best part is that it’s also filled with graphics, tips and tricks, and written in a colloquial voice. How was Tour Well developed? Was each writer in charge of a different section?
We reached out to some of the top professionals in their fields and asked them questions designed for arts workers and touring.
For example, a lot of us know of the difficulties around sleep when it comes to performing at night and constantly sleeping in different rooms and environments.
We interviewed Dr Melissa Ree, one of the top sleep psychologists in the country, and asked her questions that none of us in the industry seemed to know the answer to, like, ‘What time should I be going to bed when I finish work at 11pm?’, ‘How do I unwind properly after a show?’, ‘How much sleep is enough sleep if I have a matinee tomorrow?’
Each section was put together this way; identifying specific issues around touring and then reaching out to mental health professionals to shed some light and offer tools and structures to help deal with them.
We collected all of the information from the experts then put it all together in one voice that is hopefully easy to read.