Performing Arts sit at the heart of everything that Maria and her creative collaborators offer to the world.
Creative Coach, Facilitator, Trainer, Writer & Producer
Passion for performing arts.
Theatre teaches us about presence ; about being embodied and communicating the essence of our humanity to others. This ability to be with oneself and with others is the beating heart of everything that Maria and her creative collaborators offer to the world.
Originally trained as an actor at The Drama Studio, London , Maria went on to work closely with the Shakespeare scholar John Barton at the Royal Shakespeare Company and train there as a theatre director. Maria’s passion is for Story and the playwright/theatre-maker as a crafter of stories that shape and communicate our sense of ourselves, our understanding of how we connect with others and how we fit into bigger, more universal and timeless world pictures.
As Artistic Director of Brighton-based company, Theatre & Beyond, Maria championed regional new writers and established a platform for showcasing new plays as main events in the Brighton Festival and at Chichester Festival Theatre. This work won the prestigious Peggy Ramsay Award for New Writing and a Stage One/ UK Theatres Producer’s award.