meet the team


Iona has been immersed in art her entire life. Originally acting in both theatre & film, her work has expanded to behind the scenes. 2018 saw Iona make her debut as a stage manager working alongside Slide Youth Dance Company. In 2021 she started playwriting through ATYP’s Fresh Ink Program. Iona is a self taught filmmaker, photographer, screenwriter, stage manager, technician and doesn't plan on stopping there.


Jack is a Darwin-based actor, writer and director: a Jack of all Trades if you will.  He has starred in many theatre productions including The Messenger (2022) with Brown’s Mart. The Hollow (2019), Twelfth Night (2020) and Last Call (2021) with Darwin Theatre Company. Someone Else’s Story (2021) with SLIDE and the Whiplash Trilogy (2018-2019) with Corrugated Iron. Jack is a founder of comedy creative group Big Dog Salad, helming many of their sketches and Fringe shows; Big Dog Salad LIVE (2021), Under the Table (2022) and Showcase of Shorts (2023).


Sean is an Australian author, playwright, and screenwriter with a passion for storytelling in all its forms. As of 2024 he has four published novels, including the popular Tower City Chronicles. He has written a number of plays, including Under the Table (winner of the 2022 NT Literary Awards, theatre category), some of which have been performed all over the country. As a co-founder of Big Dog Salad, he has been part of many podcasts, comedic sketches, and Fringe Festival shows. His short films Enough (2022) and Hephaestion (2023) were funded by Screen Territory and premiered at the Darwin International Film Festival. 


Since graduating High School, Kostantine (Kosta) Hatzivalsamis has worked consistently within the local Darwin theatre & film community. Recently, as part of Big Dog Salad, Kosta has extended his artistic vocabulary through writing, directing, & producing. Kosta has contributed to the group’s success during the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Darwin Fringe Festival, Assisted with Producing ‘Enough’ a SPARK short-film, & the groups 2023 Adelaide Fringe Festival Run. He is currently flat out working on his first feature film 'Tracy' to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Cyclone Tracy.

Michael van berkel

Michael has been an avid lover of acting ever since his middle school performance as the ugly sister in ‘Cinderella’. He has performed in a variety of Corrugated Iron shows like ‘Bamboo Moon’ (2017), ‘Animal Farm’ (2018) Darwin Theatre Company’s rendition of ‘Last Call’ (2021) and recently performed at Adelaide Fringe for ‘Big Dog Salad LIVE’ (2023). Michael has also done screen work for a web-series ‘Fracketty Frack’ (2019) and a variety of appearances in Big Dog Salad sketches. He has also done backstage work for ‘And I'm the Queen of Sheba’ (2019) and ‘Twelfth Night’ (2020). Michael also  directed 'Hindsight' as part of the ‘Showcase of Shorts’ for Darwin Fringe 2023. 

pip O'SHEA

Pip got serious in Macbeth and The Crucible. They went local in The Northerners and Last Call. They’ve dabbled in dance, musicals, improv and more, and have shown their face in Big Dog Salad’s LIVE Show (2021), Under The Table (2022) and the Showcase of Shorts. You can’t get rid of them!

Pip also worked on ‘Hephaestion’ a Spark short film for 2023, and has done numerous play readings, improv shows, dance performances, and other such dramatic endeavours that they’re too forgetful to list.

FREQUENT collaborators 

THomas midena

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TOm lawrie

Kosta's bestie.


We love Beth O'Shea 




Avid Sean Guy Annoyer


Winner of MTV's Best Smile Award


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Timothy J Phy

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