Short term contract, long-term exhaustion Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Who needs a Fringe Festival anyway? How does the lack of a Fringe Festival impact on a city’s cultural ecology: is its absence actually a positive for independent artists? Review: Zeb: A Gender Odyssey, Tasmania Performs A gutsy story performed by an emerging artist who knows all too well how hard it is growing up non-binary femme in a farming family in rural Tasmania. Review: Mamma Mia!, Princess Theatre Get your flares and platform boots out because 'Mamma Mia' is back...again... STC and Bangarra triumph at 2018 Helpmann Awards Sydney Theatre Company took home 10 awards, and Bangarra seven – including the award for Best New Australian Work – at this year's awards ceremony, split across two nights. (Premium content) Premium content Nicole McKenzie Monday 30 April, 2018 Working on the festival circuit is like a fairground ride: fast paced and exhilarating, but also exhausting and hard to jump off. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Nicole McKenzie is a writer, performer and event producer. She has written for The Lifted Brow, The Cusp, and various other publications and performed at Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Sustainable Living Festival and the National Young Writers Festival. As a creative producer for the 2017 Emerging Writers' Festival Nicole programmed a literature themed live game show, complete with songs about grammar.