Immanuel Mifsud

Director & Writer


Apart from the church hall and school, it was at Ateatru in Tignè where Immanuel Mifsud started his theatrical career when in 1986 he directed his own double bill. At the university he directed Andorra by Max Frisch and then, at the chapel in Tignè he directed Yerma by Frederico Garcia Lorca, and A Kind of Alaska and Landscape  (in pitch blackness) by Harold Pinter. Eventually he established It-Teatru tal-Għomja which presented collective works for the Mediterranean Festival of Collective Theatre (1990 and 1992). Between 1995 and 2000 he taught at the school of drama. In the same years he established and worked with Teatru Marta Kwitt which was the first theatrical group that took part in Edinburgh’s fringe (1999). Together with this group, in which he was a resident in what was previously known as MITP (today the Valletta Campus), he produced Mistoqsijiet lill-Qamar, Ilma (Malta, Edinburgh) and Bakki (Malta and Sarajevo). He also directed Oleanna by David Mamet for the International Society for Contemporary Literature and Theatre in Germany. Mifsud translated and directed Seagull by Anton Chekohov into Maltese and Ippermettili Nitlaq by Alfred Buttigieg.