Maria Kraakman

Maria Kraakman (1975) joined the ITA-ensemble in 2015.

In season 21|22 she will perform in the premieres of The doctor (director Robert Icke), Judas (director Robert Icke), The damned (director Ivo van Hove) and in the revivals of Flight 49, Age of rage and Ibsen house.

In 21|22, her directorial debut with ITA, Client E. Busken, also will premiere.


Kraakman played before at ITA in Roman Tragedies, The wood, Falling man, The year of cancer (nomination Theo d'Or), The homecoming, Small souls, The hidden force, The things that pass 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), De bende van Oss and In Blue, for which she won a second Gouden Kalf in 2018. 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.

| Gouden Kalf | In Blue
| nomination Theo d'Or | Het jaar van de kreeft bij Toneelgroep Amsterdam
| nomination Gouden kalf | Schneider vs. Bax
| Theo d'Or | Orlando bij Toneelgroep Oostpool
| nomination Gouden kalf | Hunting & Zn.
| nomination Ensor | My queen Karo
| Gouden Kniertje | Anoniem bij Productiehuis Rotterdam
| Gouden Kalf | Guernsey


Het A-woord | Fiction Valley

Instinct | Halina Reijn
Zeven kleine criminelen | Pupkin Film

Mooi geweest | Mari Sanders

In Blue | Jaap van Heusden
Cobain | Nanouk Leopold

Vlaznost | Nikola Ljuca
De jacht | Talpa
Tussen man en vrouw | Martijn Maria Smits

De lange nasleep van een korte mededeling | Joppe van Huizen
Schneider vs. Bax | Alex van Warmerdam
Angels in America | Toneelgroep Oostpool

Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? | Toneelgroep Oostpool

Tramlijn begeerte | Toneelgroep Oostpool
Boiling Frog | Toneelgroep Oostpool
Man in pak | Anna van der Heide

Till the fat lady sings | Toneelgroep Oostpool

Hamlet | Toneelgroep Oostpool
Ksztalt | Toneelgroep Oostpool
Er moet licht zijn | Toneelgroep Oostpool
Hunting & Zn. | Sander Burger


Orlando | Toneelgroep Oostpool
Zomergasten | Toneelgroep Oostpool
Alma | De Warme Winkel
My queen Karo | Dorothée Van Den Berghe

Anoniem | Productiehuis Rotterdam
Eline Vere | Nationale Toneel
Rainer Maria | De Warme Winkel

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi | Alaska
HannaHannah | Annemarie van de Mond
Olivier etc. | Sander Burger

Koppels | TALPA

Guernsey | Nanouk Leopold
06/05 | Theo van Gogh

Zinloos | Arno Dierickx

Gelogen gedachte | Toneelgroep Oostpool

Eieredans | Nationale Toneel

Îles Flottantes | Nanouk Leopold


Language NP Language no problem The doctorITA–EnsembleTheater The doctor
Close The doctor ITA–Ensemble
09 Sep '21 to 22 May '22
Robert Icke, the great talent of British theatre, will be our resident director for the next few years. He adapts classics in his own personal and radical way. As he did with Oedipus and Children of Nora at ITA. Now, he is making a contemporary adaptation of Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler.
Language NP Language no problem JudasITA–EnsembleTheater Judas
Close Judas Robert Icke / ITA-ensemble
06 Apr '22 to 23 Apr '22
When you hear the name Judas, you think of betrayal. That is the official version. However, in the Gospel of Judas, Jesus asks Judas to betray him, which means he did it because Jesus himself had asked him to.
Language NP Language no problem the damned
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater the damned
Close the damned ITA–Ensemble
14 Jun '22 to 23 Jul '22
ITA in the Amsterdamse Bostheater
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 age of rageITA–EnsembleTheater age of rage
Close age of rage ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
08 Dec '21 to 23 Dec '21
In Age of Rage, Ivo van Hove tells a primordial story of how revenge haunts and wrecks successive generations. This performance is in line with earlier large-scale social productions such as Roman tragedies and Kings of war.
Language NP Language no problem Ibsen houseITA–EnsembleTheater Ibsen house
Close Ibsen house ITA–Ensemble
05 Nov '21 to 13 Nov '21
Based on Ibsen, Simon Stone writes and directs a grand family epic about the troublesome but inevitable coexistence of different generations under one roof.