Charles (Carmel) Sammut is a senior lecturer in the Department of English at Junior College where he has been lecturing in literature and language since 1999. Apart from his passion for literature, Charles also holds theatre very close to his heart. He trained as an actor at the Manoel Theatre Academy of Dramatic Arts (MTADA). After graduating from MTADA, Charles took on several main and secondary roles in different theatre productions both locally and abroad. He also attended and gave a number of theatre workshops and masterclasses both locally and abroad.
For a number of years, Charles also wrote and directed the Junior College Soirée bringing together the singing, dancing and acting talents of several students in these staged productions. Charles was also a founding member and actor of the group KAST with whom he wrote and acted in several scripts based on Maltese literature. Moreover, he also directed theatre students in numerous foreign theatre festivals and exchanges. He has also participated both as presenter and actor in several local and foreign TV and film productions including L-Ispettur, Salib it-Toroq, Għada Jisbaħ Ukoll, Agora and is still recognized as the presenter of the much-followed TV series Delitti f’Malta.
His interests in pedagogy, literature and theatre also led Charles to pursue and graduate with a PhD degree from the University of Kent, UK. His research focussed on different approaches to enhance young adults’ connections to literary texts. His driving mantra is: If you have a passion for something you will do anything to achieve it, if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.