Maria Kraakman

Maria Kraakman (1975) joined the ensemble in 2015.

In season 20|21 she will perform in the premieres of Flight 49 (director Simon Stone), Romeo and Julia (director Michiel van Erp) and Age of Rage (director Ivo van Hove) and in the revivals of The hidden force and The things that pass.

Kraakman played before at ITA in Small souls, The wood, Falling man, The year of cancer (nomination Theo d'Or), Ibsen house, Roman Tragedies and Cries and whispers.

She graduated from the Arnhemse Toneelschool in 1998. Her career in theatre soon took off with e.g. performances by Art & Pro, where she acted in Ivanov and Diskoobigge, directed by Frans Strijards, Eline Vere at Het Nationale Toneel and the solo performance Anoniem by Nataliya Golofastova (Productiehuis Rotterdam) for which she won a Gouden Kniertje award in 2009. After Rainer Maria and Alma at De Warme Winkel, her time at Toneelgroep Oostpool began, with roles in e.g. Zomergasten (Summerfolk), Hamlet and Tramlijn Begeerte (A Streetcar Named Desire). In 2010, Kraakman won the Theo d'Or for her role in Orlando.

As a film actress, she acted in e.g. Îles Flottantes by Nanouk Leopold and 06-05 by Theo van Gogh. For her muted role in Guernsey, also by Nanouk Leopold, she won a Gouden Kalf (Golden Calf) for Best Actress in 2005. She then went on to act in e.g. My queen Karo, Hunting & Zn. (for which she co-wrote the scenario) and De bende van Oss. On television, she acted in series such as Medea, Ernstige delicten and Keyzer & De Boer Advocaten and played one of the leading roles in the series Koppels.


Opzij - Geen toeval - sep 17
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AD - 'Ik wil best in een komedie spelen'- 4 sep 19
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NPO/Radio 4 - Een goede morgen met - 26 aug 17
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Nouveau - Ik geloof heel erg in de liefde - 31 jul 17
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Volkskrant Magazine - Alles waar je bang voor bent, gebeurt - 17 sep 16
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HP/De Tijd - Zelfportret Maria Kraakman - 15 apr 16
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Parool - Maria Kraakman - 26 mrt 16
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Babel - De kwetsbare én strijdbare mens - 14 sep 15
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Parool - De lat ligt nog hoger - 27 mei 15
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Language NP Language no problem Flight 49ITA–EnsembleTheater Flight 49
Close Flight 49 ITA-ensemble / Simon Stone
Flight 49 brings people together after a plane crash. Strangers seek support from each other after the loss of their loved ones, friends, family members. The Australian director Simon Stone was inspired by motifs from Herman Heijermans' classic Op hoop van zegen.
Language NP Language no problem Romeo and JuliaITA–EnsembleTheater Romeo and Julia
Close Romeo and Julia ITA-ensemble / Michiel van Erp
14 Nov '20 to 16 May '21
Even those who have never seen Shakespeare's most famous love drama on stage, know the story of the great love between the star crossed lovers and its fatal outcome.
Language NP Language no problem Age of Rage Age of Rage
Language NP Language no problem The hidden forceITA–EnsembleTheater The hidden force
Close The hidden force ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
The hidden force is an enthralling story about the misunderstandings and incomprehension between cultures, as well as between close relatives. The downfall of Otto van Oudijck makes us painfully aware of the impossibility to fully understand others.
Language NP Language no problem The things that passITA–EnsembleTheater The things that pass
Close The things that pass ITA-ensemble / Toneelhuis / Ivo van Hove
10 Dec '20 to 25 Apr '21
After The hidden force, Ivo van Hove made a second adaptation of a novel by Couperus: The things that pass, this time a coproduction with Toneelhuis (Antwerp).