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Mario Azzopardi

Director, Malta Drama Centre

Apt. 2 Las Vegas Flats,Sliema Road
Gzira, GZR 06, Malta
Tel: +356 2598 2303; Fax: +356 212 43032



Mario Azzopardi is one of Malta's most established poets and director of the Malta Drama Centre, a state institution operating within the Ministry of Education. Besides his literary and theatrical activities, Mr Azzopardi has been working as a freelance journalist for over thirty years, mostly in the sphere of culture and the performing arts. He holds a professional Teacher's Diploma conferred in conjunction with London University and an M.Phil in Socio-Political Theatre. He lectures in the subject at the University of Malta. For the past ten years Mr Azzopardi has worked extensively on pedagogical and social theatre programmes in Europe. He is the author of Malta's first official Cultural Policy (2001) compiled a comprehensive history of Theatre in Malta (2003) and has had several personal anthologies of verse published since 1968, when he appeared on the literary scene as a controversial catalyst.