Born in Arnsberg, Germany, Maria is an award-winning playwright, theatre creator and director. Her latest play Brandung received the 2013 Kleist Promotional Award for Young Dramatists and opened at Deutsches Theater Berlin. The show received its English-language premiere titled Abyss in 2015 at Tarragon Theatre. Over the past twelve years, Maria has worked with various theatres and companies across Germany and in London’s West End. She is the artistic director of the TheaterTruppe which she founded in 2005. Through the TheaterTruppe she has directed, created and written most of her work. Maria’s work includes productions of classics, modern classics and her own plays Annas Fest (2008), hell/warm (2009) and Hero of the Day (2010). Before moving to Canada in 2011, Maria directed The Visit at Landestheater Niederbayern. At Tarragon Maria has worked as a script reader, script coordinator and assistant director. She is the recipient of a three-year scholarship grant by the Bavarian Ministry for Sciences and the Arts. In 2009, Maria also received the John McGrath Scholarship in Theatre Studies of the Scottish Universities for Hero of the Day.

At Tarragon: International Playwright-in-Residence. As playwright: Abyss; as translator: An Enemy of the People.