by Kurt Gabriel Meli and Alex Weenink

11:00AM & 6:00PM
8th & 9th March, 2024

Jack has been sneaking into his old sixth form all year.
Why? Because the canteen’s sausage rolls are the best, obviously.
That’s not the only reason.
In those classrooms, Jack fell in love with James… before a big argument split them apart.
In those classrooms, Ms Stefania was building him up…all while Ms Ciangura was tearing him down.
Jack has been sneaking into his old sixth form all year.
Why? Because he’s wondering why he never had the guts to say what he needed to say in those fucking classrooms.

GUTZ written by Alex Weenink and Kurt Gabriel Meli is a coming-of-age classroom play for post-secondary schools (16+) that explores young people’s relationships with power, shame and the act of standing up and speaking out against the louder voices in our lives. GUTZ’s creative team includes dramaturg Ruth Borg, mentor Dounia Mahammad and theatre director Chantelle Micallef Grimaud.

GUTZ is set to tour Maltese Sixth Forms in March 2024 and will also feature in a festival at the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, from 17-19 April 2024, along with another seven classroom plays presented by participating (European Theatre Convention) ETC Member Theatres from a total of eight countries, who worked on developing eight new texts on diverse, inclusive themes written for young audiences.

GUTZ belongs to ETC’s Young Europe IV which is a 3-year collaborative programme dedicated to expanding the canon of European theatre literature. Visit for more details.

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Cast & Actors

Artistic Team

Scriptwriting Mentor: Ruth Borg

Scriptwriters: Alex Weenink u Kurt Gabriel Meli

Director: Chantelle Micallef Grimaud


Jack: Miguel Samuel

James: Miguel Formosa

Teacher Roles: Michela Galea



MCAST MOSTA 8th & 9th March, 2024