People

Board members

Pamela Munt

Artistic Director and Founding Board Member

Pamela’s thespian pursuits go back to her uni days when she majored in English and Drama.

She founded Unseen theatre company with her daughter Melanie in an attempt to divert from the ever present Neil Simon plays that keep rearing their ugly heads all over the amateur theatre circuit. Not that she doesn’t adore Neil Simon but really, how many times can he be repeated?

Her interest in science fiction is both as an avid reader and writer of it and inevitably led her to Terry Pratchett. She enjoys his subtle (well almost subtle) literary allusions and the way he uses his Discworld setting to parody almost everything we hold sacred. Despite having many roles in “normal” plays, the most Pratchett fun she has had so far as an actor, is her five different roles in Mort. All she wants now is her own personal phone box in which to change costume.

The most fun she has had as a writer is the recent production of “The Last Continent” where Terry gave her permission to adapt the book for the stage, which meant that she was writing, directing, producing and acting in the production. Again – where is that phone box?

Andrew Zeuner

Board Member, Stage Manager, Production Manager

Andrew Zeuner is what Pamela fondly describes as her “right hand man”.

His official titles are Board Member, Production Manager and Stage Manager, but he does a whole lot more than that and Unseen Theatre Company could not possibly survive without him.

Let’s hope we never have to try!

David Dyte

Board Member, Assistant Director

David has been a member of Unseen for over 8 years and has been in ten plays so far.
As well as his work on stage, David has been Assistant Director, assisted with props, worked as crew, and as a sweeper of stages.
With 25 years of experience in the IT industry, David also provides IT support to Unseen.
David has played all sorts of characters, from Mr Nutt to a delivery man, Foul Old Ron to the Dean in several productions that feature the Wizards (he has a really good moustache for a Wizard).
David has been a Board Member for nearly 5 years and hopes to continue helping and supporting the Company in both seen and unseen ways.

Stephen Dean

Technical Manager, Board Member

Stephen excels in lighting design. He has designed many shows for companies in South Australia, in particular Unseen Theatre Company, Accidental Productions and The Bakehouse Theatre Company in recent times. He also works at a variety of venues around town as a multi-skilled venue technician.

Stephen has previously designed for the company Straylight Australia’s 2011 Adelaide Fringe Show- Shakespeare’s Mothers: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know and for their 2012 sequel – Shakespeare’s Queens: She-wolves and Serpents, which also took him to Edinburgh.

Amongst his day to day lighting tasks he has also found time to write a Technical theatre blog, Ramblings of a Techie, and he also writes for the trade magazine CX.

Eleanor Adams

Board Member, occasional tech operator, Front of House

Eleanor is one  of those people who can fit in anywhere.

She has the intelligence, skill and curiosity to fulfil a number of roles.

She first came to us during the Fringe offering her services as Front of House, but since then has taken on many and varied other roles.  We often see her in the bio box operating a show, or back at the bar keeping us all in order.

What we love about her most is that she loves the theatre as much as we do and is happy to help out anywhere that is needed.

Melanie Munt

Founding Board Member

Melanie co-founded Unseen Theatre Company with Pamela in 1999 and was instrumental in creating the whole world which is now Unseen Theatre Company.

During her first few years with Unseen she played a wide variety of roles including Princess Kelly, Footnote, Angua and others too numerous to mention.

She also took on many backstage roles like Publicity Officer, Stage Manager, Assistant Director and jointly Directed the first Pratchett Pieces with Pamela for the Adelaide Fringe in 2002.

Melanie then moved on to become a professional actor after having studied at the Western Australian Academy for Performing Arts. Her list of stage performances is too long to mention them all, but one of her favourites was for The State Theatre Company in Perth in “The Glass Menagerie”.

Her television appearances include “Lockie Leonard” and “Sea Patrol”, amongst others.

Since then she lived and worked in Hollywood making numerous films, television and stage appearances.

She has now moved back to Adelaide and is working in film, television and stage here.  Hooray!!

Jo Munt

Founding Board Member and Webmaster