Sean Pardy

Sean is a theatre maker and arts administrator with over 25 years’ of experience in the sector across a variety of roles. Sean’s practice is driven by a desire to see more artists in the world. He is passionate about nurturing creative communities and developing opportunities for independent artists. He approaches his work with calmness, compassion and humour.

Sean was the Artistic Director of Brown’s Mart from 2013 – 2021 and facilitated the growth and development of the performing arts in the top end of the NT. His work at Brown’s Mart led to multiple award-winning plays being produced and published including Broken by Mary Anne Butler, Bastard Territory by Stephen Carleton, Hush by Ciella Williams and Daly River Girl by Tessa Rose

Along with Glenn Terry, Sean established Critical Stages, (now Critical Stages Touring) generating increased employment opportunities for Independent artists and making outstanding live theatre accessible to audiences throughout Australia.

As a freelancer, Sean has worked as a director, actor, lighting designer, facilitator and production manager for scores of companies across Australia.

Sean is a recipient of Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award (Facilitator) and an Alumni of the Australia Council Leadership Program (2016). He was the 2023 Northern Territory Performing Arts Awards winner in the Legend Category.