ANTON BONNICI is a teacher, playwright, and dramaturge who aims to infect the world with as much enthusiasm for playwriting and storytelling as humanly possible.
Anton is the co-director of the Paris Fringe international theatre festival and the founder of the creative writing program, Writing for the Stage. As a regular lecturer at the Paris Institute of Critical Thinking (PICT), Anton teaches a variety of courses on the theory of 20th-century theatre as well as theatre makers such as Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, Sarah Kane, Peter Weiss, and Peter Brook. He holds an M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Criticism (2012) and a Bachelor of Psychology with studies in Anthropology (2004), both from the University of Malta.
Anton’s productions—all via the OfPotters’Demons Text, Performance, and Image Lab—include Quasar Blues (Writer and Director, Winner of the Montmartre Dionysia Showcase, Paris Fringe 2016), Some Stupid Bitch Killed Ana Peaceful (Writer and Producer, Paris 2017), Criminals! (Director and Co-Producer, Camden Fringe 2018, Paris Fringe 2018), and Listen, I’m Dying (Writer, Director, and Producer, Moscow 2018, Paris 2018). He has made occasional appearances as a film actor, including in short arthouse films and, as featured extra (zombie), in the Brad Pitt feature, World War Z (2011).
Anton’s plays, Yet So As By Fire and Quasar Love, were published by The Opiate Books in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
To find out more about Anton, check out his:
- Adaptation for Screen & Stage
- Being Political: A Writing Workshop for Poetry and Theatre
- Bertolt Brecht and Beyond
- NOT THEATRE CYCLE#01: Shock, Violence, and Transgression from In-Yer-Face back to Artaud
- PICT Aegean Summer School
- Political Writing for the Stage
- The Craft of Master Playwrights
- The Epic Cruelty of Marat/Sade
PICT Public Lectures
- PICT Honorary Lectures VII: New Plays on the London Stage: A Conversation with Mark Ravenhill (moderator)
- Antonin Artaud’s The Theatre and The Plague: A Film By Wolfgang Pannek (The Faculty Lounge)
- Yet So As By Fire: A Passion Play in Two Acts (The Faculty Lounge)