Patrick Vella - Founder & Director
Patrick founded Curtain Raiser Theatre Troupe in 2002. He trained his profession mainly in UK. He received his MA in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University, MA in Theatre Education - Drama in Education from Loughborough University and Certificate in Theatre Studies from Rose Bruford College. He also received LTCL in Applied Drama, Performer's Certificate in Musical Theatre and Professional Certificate in Performing Arts from Trinity College, London.
He practiced Performing Arts for three years at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in UK. Although he works mainly in Malta, he performed and gave workshops in various foreign countries such as China, India, Belarus, Austria, Germany, UK, Hungary, Poland and Belguim amongst others.
Patrick performed in various genres of theatre, from Physical Theatre to Musical Theatre, from TV drama to Straight Theatre plays.
Currently, Patrick is Producing, Directing and Performing. He also prepares students to sit for Trinity & Guildhall examinations and LAMDA examinations. He creates various Theatre In Education Programmes including Forum Theatre.