TAMA – the author & director

Andre’ Penza – biography
Director

Andre` Penza, born 19th August 1979. He joined Ghaqda Atturi Luqa at the age of 12 and made his debut on stage in 1995 where he was part of the cast in the first live musical staged in Maltes, ie:- Jesus Christ Superstar at De Porres Theatre, Sliema. Then he met the late Fr.John Abela, who immediately gave him a main role in “il- Maskot”, and Andre` never looked back. He took theatre seriously and was given main roles ever since.

In the meantime Andre` was also taking theatre training under the supervision of Albert Marshall, John Suda and Chris Grech, where he sat for ‘Trinity and Guildhall’ exams in performing arts and succeded with ‘distinction’. During this time, he was also chosen to perform abroad in International Theatre Festivals such as in Germany, Austria and Sicily. He was also part of the team who for several years produced works from William Shakespeare in Maltese at Manoel Theatre.

In the meantime, Andre` was now being given main roles on local Tv as well such as in ‘Is- Salib tal- Fidda, Dejjem Tieghek Becky, Gizelle, Ix- xhud li m deherx, Is- sigill tal- qrar, Emilja & ‘Dreams’.

Apart from acting, Andre` always showed interest in script writing as well. In 1997 he wrote a one-act play called `L-isbah rigal’ which was staged by Skene. This was followed by another one act play ‘L-imhatra’ which was also staged by Skene.
Since 2008, he has been conducting a group of teenagers from Skene. For this group he wrote and directed “Adam vs Eva, Figurini, Abort & Fatat.

TAMA is his latest play etc etc……

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