Maria Pattinson

Maria is a theatre practitioner and has worked as a theatre director with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she  worked as a research assistant to Shakespeare expert John Barton. For almost a decade she ran Brighton based new writing company Theatre and Beyond. 

For the past five years, she has focused on developing cross-art form projects creating opportunities for emerging artists in London's East End at Stratford Circus and producing  Alternating Currents - West Sussex Arts Partnership’s Youth Arts Festival. Central to Maria's practice are values of authenticity, playfulness, beauty and truth. She is passionate about the way that telling stories ( through a variety of forms)  enables people to make better choices in their lives.Maria is just about to complete an MA at Kings’ College London in Ethical Leadership  exploring in depth ethical and philosophical dimensions to creativity, communication and storytelling and ways that, through the arts, these are better understood by other industries and sectors.

'This combination of arts and food gets under the skin - deep down nourishment for body and soul.'