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). She is currently the Chair of Red Stitch Actors Theatre and has recently joined the Board of the NT Writers’ Centre.

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Artistic Associate Haneen Mahmood Martin

Haneen Mahmood Martin is a Malay-Arab writer, artist and producer born in Kuala Lumpur. Her work aims to demystify her place in ‘Australian’ society and make the arts accessible for those who have been historically excluded, both as artists and audience members.

Haneen is also a Creative Producer with Next Wave, co-founder of Teh Cha., and a co-facilitator of Regional Scribes for Regional Arts Australia. In 2021, Haneen was a Co-Manager for the National Young Writers’ Festival, Producer for Darwin Fringe, and was awarded a Regional Arts Australia Fellowship to write her first manuscript. Haneen is also undertaking the final year of her MFA (Cultural Leadership) at NIDA and is a proud member of the Northern Territory Writers’ Festival Advisory Committee, and Watch This Space’s Curatorial Committee.


Artistic Associate Cj Fraser-Bell

Cj is an interdisciplinary Trans artist with 10 years experience in the making and presentation of performance works as a designer, writer, performer, and stage manager, and is the former Director of the Darwin Fringe Festival. Their recent project credits include costume design for Seasons of Skin and Bark for Tracks Dance, Production Design for Highway of Lost Hearts by Mary Anne Butler for Brown's Mart, CUSP by Mary Anne Butler for Australian Theatre for Young People and Brown’s Mart, and Queer Territory, a performance tour, visual installation and art book Cj created in residence at the Northern Territory Library.

Cj is the outgoing Marketing Coordinator for Brown's Mart, and can be reached in this capacity at or at in their new 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.


Venue Manager Angus Robson

Angus first caught the love of theatre and began his career at Browns Mart in 2009 as a follow-spot operator. He has worked I’m many capacities across a range of productions, festivals and companies including Corrugated Iron Youth Arts, Tracks Dance and of course Browns Mart. In 2018, Angus moved to Melbourne and was lucky enough to work with Chunky Move, Malthouse Theatre and Gasworks Arts Park in production, stage management and operational management. Angus has a passion for the creative and the unpredictable world of live performance and arts.

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Finance Officer Mish Dott

Mish brings a wealth of bookkeeping and administrative expertise to the Brown's Mart team, where she has worked since 2012.  Mish is also an accomplished dancer, dance teacher and choreographer and a founding director and Treasurer of Gary Lang's ‘NT Dance Company’

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Production Manager Marnie McDonald

Marnie McDonald has worked with Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, Playbox, Handspan and Arena in her long and varied stage management career. She has toured nationally and worked with luminaries such as Robyn Nevin, Simon Phillips and Geoffrey Rush. A specialist in drama productions, Marnie has also worked in dance and puppetry, and recently accepted the roll as Brown’s Mart’s Production Manager.

Venue Coordinator Linzi Mullins

After many years as a Brown's Mart Front of House superstar Linzi supports our Bar and FOH operations as our Venue Coordinator. Originally from the UK and having lived in Darwin or many years, we are lucky to have Linzi as part of our dedicated team.

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