Theatre Arts

Junior School (Ages 3-6yr / 1 - 1.5hr weekly)

These classes aim to introduce drama, dance and singing to students aged 3-4 years during 1 hour weekly sessions, and to students aged 5-6 years during 1 1/2 hour weekly sessions.

Download Application Form for students 3-4 years old: Masq App Form 3 4 Yrs

Download Applicatoin Form for students 5-6 years old: Masq App Form 5 6 Yrs

Middle School (Ages 7-8yr / 2hr weekly)

A variety of classes in drama, dance and singing that prepare students for the initial individual and group examinations assessed by Trinity College London, which are also accredited by the Malta Qualifications Council (MQC).  Students aged 7-8 years attend 2hr weekly sessions. 

Download Application Form for students 7-8 years old: Masq App Form 7 8 Yrs

Senior School (Ages 9-18yr / 3 - 4hr weekly)

A range of specialised classes in drama, dance and singing that prepare students for the intermediate and advanced individual and group examinations assessed by Trinity College London, which are also accredited by the Malta Qualifications Council (MQC).  Students aged 9-13 years attend 3hr weekly sessions and students aged 14+ attend 4hr weekly sessions. 

Download Application Form for students 9-18 years old: Masq App Form 9 18 Yrs

Adult Musical Theatre Performance Programme

Throughout the Musical Theatre Performance programme students will work on singing technique, song presentations, building a tailor-made repertoire, gaining a broader knowledge on musical theatre composers, performers and musicals, acting skills, voice, movement and dance, leading to final performances at the end of each year. The aim of this course is to give each performer the skills and technique needed to approach roles and auditions with ease and have a clear understanding of dance technique. The key to a successful performer is to be a triple treat, which means that each individual reaches a high standard in all theatre disciplines. 

Adult Acting Programme

The Acting Programme is aimed at adults interested in a vocational approach to performance.  Students attend weekly sessions and will bring together all of the skills they have acquired to work towards PERFORMANCE IN PRODUCTION (a Trinity College London qualification), in which they become part of a performance company and stage a full scale production.

Acceptance into the programme is by audition. 

Tutors

Daphne Said
Daphne has been a teacher for the past 16 years, she currently heads the Drama programme at Masquerade School for the Performing Arts and teaches Drama & Theatre Arts at an international school. She is a fully qualified educator who also holds an Msc in Education Leadership (UK) Her theatre credits include 5 Kinds of Silence, A Chorus of Disapproval, Amadeus and Jack & the Beanstalk. Daphne has also worked in the TV sector and played roles in Santa Monika, Salib it-Toroq, Ingroppi & Vittmi 2. Her passion is working with students of all ages and enabling them to discover their talents to reach new experiences through performance arts.
Kristina Frendo
Having graduated in Psychology and is now teaching PSCD, Tina has always loved the arts. She trained at Masquerade from a young age and has recently obtained her ATCL in Performing Arts. She studied singing under the direction of Gillian Zammit. Theatre experience includes Masquerade's Pantomimes; 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Aladdin', 'The Curse of Snow White’, and she has also played Principle Boy in Masquerade’s last Pantomime ‘Little Red Riding Hood and You Know Who’. Other shows include Masquerade's Musical 'Jekyll and Hyde', 'Rita La Porta' in Masquerade's musical 'Lucky Stiff' and Nurse Flinn in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. She was the vocal coach for Masquerade’s Musical ‘The Little Mermaid Jr’ and will now be coaching singers in Masquerade’s upcoming Pantomime ‘Puss in Boots’. She has also performed at the Royal Albert Hall in a Beatles' tribute concert and forms part of the Voices Choir.
Petra Sant
Masquerade has been an integral part of Petra’s life for the past 15 years. She first started off as a Masquerade student, and then at the age of 18, moved on to teaching, something she is really passionate about. Petra’s performance credits include; ‘A Year and A Day’, ‘DNA’, and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ for Masquerade, Citizenship and Peter Panto for MADC, ‘Three Sunsets’ and ‘Rubbish’ with TMYT. She also won the 2014 Malta International Theatre Festival award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her performance in Frolic Theatre’s ‘Coco’s Fabulous Speed Dating Soiree’. As Director of Masquerade’s Junior Company, Petra directed two Plays in 2016, ‘The Light in the Library’ and ‘Big Bad’. Petra also forms part of the Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre.
Ema Marie Attard
Starting ballet at the tender age of three, the arts have always been a vital part of Ema Marie Attard's life. After falling in love with dance and movement, she took classes in Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom, Latin and Flamenco. She has chosen to specialise in Flamenco and now performs and teaches with Alegria Dance Company. After discovering her passion for dance at such a young age, it wasn’t long before she ventured into drama and found another passion in that aspect of theatre. After attending years of classes at Masquerade School for the Performing Arts, she is now currently a tutor there. Past productions include 'Seussical the Musical', 'A Year and A Day', 'Heartbreak Beautiful', 'Lucky Stiff - the Musical' and Masquerade's pantomimes 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and ‘Little Red Riding Hood & You Know Who’. In recent years, together with other theatre enthusiasts she is one of the founders of the award winning theatre company ‘Frolic’.
Maria Cristina Caruana
Maria graduated with a Masters in Arts Management, Policy and Practice from the University of Manchester in 2015 after completing her undergraduate degree in a Theatre Studies at the University of Malta. She was a student at Masquerade School for the Performing Arts and completed all her Trinity College London examinations including her ATCL Teaching and ATCL Performing Diplomas. She has also completed her Trinity singing examinations under the tuition of Gillian Zammit. She has taken part in the performances UNLOCKED, Coco’s Fabulous Speed Dating Soiree, The House of Bernarda Alba (UK), and Blind Date Inc. for the MADC One Act Play Festival for which she received a Best Actress Nomination. She has also taken part in three Christmas pantomimes and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, in Voices and in the Joseph Calleja concerts. Maria has taught drama at Masquerade since 2011. She is also a part-time lecturer of Theatre and Performance at G.F Abela Junior College.
Marie Keiser Nielsen
Marie was born in 1989 and began performing as a dancer for various theatre companies in Denmark in her early teens. She started her actor training in Denmark and received a diploma in acting from Oure School of Performing Arts (DK). She continued her training after moving to Malta in 2011 to finish her BA in Literature and Theatre Studies. She completed her MA in Physical Theatre at St. Mary's University in London in 2013 where she aldo co-founded Lost Goose Theatre Company (UK), where she worked as actor and director. Performances range from standup comedy to Lorca's "Blood Wedding" at Teatru Manoel (MT) and Shakespeare at the Rose Theatre (UK). Marie is currently working as a freelance actress in Malta and Denmark and teaching Physical Theatre and drama at Masquerade School of Performing Arts.
Laura Wyatt O'Keefe
Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe is a Brighton Fringe Award nominated performer, writer, facilitator, researcher, collaborator and activist from Ireland. She has an MA in Performance from East 15, a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from University College Cork and a Teaching Diploma in Drama and Communication from the University of West London. Laura has taught and facilitated workshops in Ireland and the UK in universities and institutions like University College of Cork and Barbican Arts Centre. Laura has written, performed in and produced Arrival (Tour with funding by ACE), Brief (SHOW Festival 2014, Ireland), wish i was…(SHOW Festival 2013, Collaborations Festival 2015, Dublin and Imp Festival 2015, London with funding by Cork City Council), sound installation Pillowtalk (Domestic Festival 2015, Manchester with funding by ACE) and co-produced a regional tour of Vesta (Brighton Fringe Award Nominee 2013).
Eliza Aquilina
MA Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths College of London 2015 – 2016. Produced and directed an original musical: The Last Queen of Paradise written by Mel Atkey at the Tristan Bates Theatre, West End in London. ATCL Diploma in Musical Theatre Performance with a Distinction from Trinity College of London 2015. Participated in various Vocal Concert Voices - Dream a little Dream - Choir 2012 The Curse of Snow White Christmas Pantomime - Masquerade Theatre & Arts School - Backing Vocalist 2012 Comedy Tonight - Masquerade Theatre & Arts School - Ensemble 2013 Rapunzelstiltskin Christmas Pantomime - MADC - Ensemble 2013 Hercules - Student Fest’ - Goddess & Ensemble 2014 Voices - Heart & Soul - Choir 2014 A…My Name is Alice - Masquerade Theatre & Arts School 2014 Strummin’ for Change - Guitarist 2014 Merry Poppins Christmas Pantomime - MADC - Ensemble 2014 Beautie& the Beast - Student Fest’ - Ensemble 2015 Treasure Island Christmas Pantomime - MADC – Costume Dresser 2015.
Joseph Zammit
Joseph Zammit is a B.A.(Hons) graduate in History and works as a professional tenor and actor who has performed in over 50 different productions in the last seven years, both in Malta and abroad. He has played major roles in operas (Il Trovatore and Die Schauspieldirektor) as well as performed in leading theatrical roles, most notably; Yvan in ART (WhatsTheirNames Theatre), various roles in When You Hear My Voice (with Dr. Bruce Wall, London Shakespeare Workout), Rudge in The History Boys (Masquerade), Autolycus in A Winter's Tale (MADC), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet 2 (& a Zombie), (Revolt Productions) and most recently George in A Handbag (Masquerade). Joseph has also performed leading roles in musicals, such as Blue Woodward in The Great Big Radio Show (MADC), one of the four starring singers in the Musical theatre based concert A Night at the Theatre (PBS) and, the latest, playing the part of 'Alessandro' in 1565 – The Musical, in concert (Masquerade). He has even written and performed for a number of burlesque and vaudeville shows. He is now also well known for his frequent stand up shows and routines and is being asked more sketches having written for 'Comedy Knights' and most recently, 'Fourplay Four'. Joseph also stars in children's theatre with Malcolm Galea in the 'More or Less' series with The Complete History of Malta (More or Less) and Everything You Need to Know About Science (More or Less). Together with Malcolm Galea, Joseph has also written and performed for a TV series LIFT. Taking it as a yearly tradition, Joseph has also played leading roles in seven consecutive pantos, five for Masquerade and three for MADC.
Tina Rizzo
Tina Rizzo has just completed her BA(hons) in Theatre Studies at the University of Malta. At the age of 7 she started attending Masquerade Theatre Arts Company and sat for both group and individual examinations, with Trinity Guildhall, London. In 2013 she successfully obtained her ATCL Diploma in Speech and Drama and her Musical Theatre certificate in Performing Arts. That same year, she began teaching at Masquerade School for the Performing Arts, tutoring both group and individual sessions, and continues till today. Rizzo continues her training weekly, by forming part of Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre (TMYT) and plans to further her studies overseas with an MA in acting.

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