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Maria Crocker


Maria is a Headlong Origins associate artist, a regional director practitioner for JMK and runner up for the Sir Peter Hall RTST Directors Award 2019.



My work in theatre as director includes You Heard Me (Luca Rutherford), The Sorcerers Apprentice at Northern Stage, Scarborough Porpoise at Pilot Theatre, Amai Vangu at Live Theatre, Assassins at Mountview, Little Bits Of Light (workshop) at National Theatre Studio; Pronoun at ALRA; Growth at Northern Stage; Brian Looks Like Alan Rickman at York Theatre Royal Studio; and Found at Alnwick Playhouse.

My work as associate director includes Local Hero, for The Edinburgh Lyceum; Hadestown for The National Theatre; Meek for Headlong and Birmingham Rep; Gods Are Fallen and All Safety Gone for Greyscale (International tour); The Gamblers for Greyscale and Dundee Rep.

My work as assistant or staff director includes Pinocchio at The National Theatre; Mood Music at The Old Vic; Animal Farm at Northern Stage; and Catch 22, UK tour.

As deviser, her work includes No Miracles Here, Five Feet in Front and Bonenkai with The Letter Room.


NT Directors Course 2019


Tyne and Wear


10+ years

Art forms / Disciplines

  • Opera
  • Theatre / Live perfomance

What I do

  • Choreography
  • Directing
  • Dramaturgy
  • Facilitating
  • Movement Direction
  • Music - Can Read
  • Music - Plays Instruments
  • Working with young people