Brown’s Mart Theatre

Darwin’s first home for theatre and live performance

Our Team

Sean Pardy - Artistic Director

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’s Mart Arts. Sean is passionate about new Australian work and believes in supporting artists to help turn their visions into reality.

Kerrin Schallmeiner – Marketing & Development Manager

Kerrin has been working in the newly created position of marketing and development since February 2012. Originally from Darwin, Kerrin has worked in a variety of well-known Darwin organizations before heading off for a ‘stint down South’. After a 10 year absence, she jumped at the chance to return to Darwin and work with the much loved Brown’s Mart. Kerrin brings to the position, extensive experience in event management; media and pr campaigns; sales and marketing. Her past exploits have included: working on the Bombing of Darwin commemoration; Territory Wildlife Park as Media and PR Manager; Director of Sales and Marketing at All Seasons/Saville Park Suites hotel group and Protocol Officer for the 2000 Olympics.

Kelly Blumberg - Venue Manager

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 in many different capacities. Including but not limited to 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 that she worked as the Production Manager for Tracks Dance, while also enjoying some work with other companies when the opportunity arose. In 2015 Kelly took up the position of Venue Manager with Browns Mart Theatre and is looking forward to working with the greater Darwin Theatre Community within this role.

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.

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