Chief Executive Officer – Sophia Hall
Sophia has held positions at Ten Days on the Island, Artsource, ScreenWest, PICA, Performing Lines and Tasdance, and most recently as Director of Programming at Queensland Theatre. A theatre artist and producer for more than 25 years, she was a founding member of award-winning company Last Seen Imagining. Committed to the development of new Australian writing, Sophia was Director of Stages WA from 2002-2007, has worked for the National Playwrights’ Conference and with Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre. She has served on the Arts Development Panel and New Performing Arts Venue Advisory Pool (DCA); National Script Development Organisations; WA Theatre Industry Joint Vision Strategy (2006) and is currently on the Board of Red Stitch Actors Theatre.
Artistic Director – Sean Pardy
Sean has been involved in professional theatre for over 20 years. He worked as the Producer for Critical Stages, touring Independent Theatre across Australia. He was the Technical Director for the Darlinghurst Theatre Company, and more recently the Venue Manager at Brown’s Mart Theatre. As a freelance theatre practitioner Sean has worked as a Lighting Designer, Technical Director, and a Production Manager. He was the tour manager for Monkey Baa theatre for young people (2001 – 2004) and worked for a range of theatre producers as a Stage Manager. Sean has been a board member for Arts on Tour NSW and previously sat on the board of Brown’Mart Arts. Sean is passionate about new Australian work and believes in supporting artists to help turn their visions into reality.
Venue Manager – Kelly Blumberg
Once completing a Bachelor of Theatre in Technical Production at James Cook University, Kelly returned to Darwin to work as a freelance Stage Manager and Production Manager. She has enjoyed working with many local Darwin Theatre and Dance Performance Companies/Groups including Darwin Theatre Company, The Darwin Chorale, The NT School of Music, Sanity Productions, Knock-em-Down Theatre, Darwin City Council, Darwin Entertainment Centre and Browns Mart Arts. From 2009 – 2011 Kelly worked as the Production Manager for both Tracks Dance Company and Corrugated Iron Youth Arts. Following this she worked as the Production Manager for Tracks Dance, while also enjoying freelance work with other companies when the opportunity arose. In 2015 Kelly took up the position of Venue Manager with Brown’s Mart Arts and enjoys her ongoing engagement with the arts community in this role.
Technical Manager – Brad Fawcett
Brad has worked in a diverse range of roles in entertainment events across the Territory, including: rigging, live and studio audio visual and production management. Within these varied roles Brad has worked on a variety of projects in both creative and technical capacities in theatre, contemporary and classical music, community arts, Indigenous music and cultural festivals, and corporate events. He was a student of music and audio at CDU and graduated with Honours. Brad has a passion for community arts in all shapes and sizes and thoroughly enjoys the diversity of tasks and challenges these projects throw at him and has a healthy love of rock ‘n’ roll.
Accounts and Finance Officer – Mish Dott
Brown’s Mart Arts Ltd
(T/as Brown’s Mart Theatre)
ABN: 67 141 763 895 12 Smith Street Darwin City
GPO Box 3451, Darwin NT 0801
P: 08 8981 5522
(during normal business