Maria Milisavljević, born 1982 in Arnsberg, Germany, is an award-winning, internationally successful playwright and theatre maker. Over the past twenty years, Maria has worked with various theatres and companies across Germany, Canada, the U.S. and the UK. Maria's first play Brandung won the 2013 Kleist Promotional Award for Young Dramatists (Kleistförderpreis) and opened at Deutsches Theater Berlin. Maria's play Beben won the German Playwright's Award ('Deutschsprachiger Autorenpreis') at the Heidelberger Stückemarkt 2016, the Else-Lasker-Schüler Award for Best New Play (Stückepreis) 2016, was nominated for the Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis 2018, and shortlisted for the 2016 Stückemarkt at the Theatertreffen Berlin. Maria’s plays have been produced at theatres in Germany, Canada, Mexico, Brasil, Serbia, France, Sweden, London, New York, and Vienna. Maria further holds a doctoral degree in English and also works as a translator. She lives in Berlin.