About Maja

Croatian roots, born and raised in Franconia, Maja Delinić lives and works as a freelance director in Krefeld. After stays in Australia, Brazil and Russia she completed her degrees in Slavic Studies & Literature and Art History & Global Art at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg and at the State University in Saint Petersburg. She speaks five languages ​​and is passionate about culture and communication – both on and off the stage. During her time in Russia she lost her heart to theatre and never looked back. Since 2022 she is the Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Festival Neuss.



Die Physiker by Friedrich Dürrenmatt at Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach, Große Bühne Mönchengladbach — direction

Divised theatre Frida Kahlo at Burghofbühne Dinslaken — direction & concept

Reigen by Arthur Schnitzler at Theater Krefeld & Mönchengladbach, Große Bühne — direction

Kleine Eheverbrechen by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt at Stadttheater Pforzheim, Große Bühne — direction

Café Populaire by Nora Abdel-Maksoud at Wuppertaler Bühnen, Theater im Engelsgarten — direction

2020: podcast Der Fall D’Arc with Philipp Sommer at Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach — direction & concept

Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf at Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach — direction

NippleJesus by Nick Hornby at Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach — direction, stage & costume design

Upcoming/Opening nights

6.12.2020 – postponed due to COVID-19
Shakespeare's Villains by Steven Berkoff, monologue in English with Philipp Alfons Heitmann at Südbahnhof Krefeld— direction

Everything else you need to know

Artistic director at Shakespeare Festival Neuss

Co-founder of the (F)EMBRACE collective with Hanna Werth, Julia-Huda Nahas and Christine Brinkmann

2016 – 2019
Assistant director at Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach

2014 – 2016
Dramaturgy and assistant director at Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, assistant at Landestheater Bregenz

Co-founder of Art van Demon e.V.