ITA-Ensemble

Since the appointment of Ivo van Hove in 2001, the ITA ensemble (formerly Toneelgroep Amsterdam) has paved the way for a company with international allure with a series of high-profile performances and attracting renowned directors from home and abroad. The core is the top ensemble of actors that make it possible to keep performances on the repertoire. In addition to its own location in Amsterdam, the ensemble plays around 100 stages a year worldwide.

Season 22-23

Premieres

Language NP Language no problem Lehman TrilogyITA–EnsembleTheater Lehman Trilogy
Close Lehman Trilogy ITA-ensemble / Guy Cassiers
26 Oct '22 to 23 Dec '22
Slavery and industrialisation, war and new technological developments: no matter what is happening in America and even worldwide, the Lehmans always know how to make good money from it.
Language NP Language no problem My Heavenly FavouriteITA–EnsembleTheater My Heavenly Favourite
Close My Heavenly Favourite ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
11 Jan '23 to 03 Jun '23
Ivo van Hove is the first director to adapt this heartbreaking and at the same time terrifying novel for the stage.
Language NP Language no problem Blood WeddingITA–EnsembleTheater Blood Wedding
Close Blood Wedding ITA-ensemble / Wim Vandekeybus
29 Mar '23 to 15 Apr '23
Driven by an indestructible love, the bride and her lover run off during the party. A savage manhunt is launched. The outcome is fatal.
Language NP Language no problem Birds of a KindITA–EnsembleTheater Birds of a Kind
Close Birds of a Kind ITA-ensemble / Alize Zandwijk
04 Apr '23 to 22 Apr '23
When the German-Jewish Eitan and the American-Arab Wahida happen to meet in the library of New York, they fall in love instantly. But is their relationship likely to succeed against the backdrop of the decades-long Israeli-Arab conflict?
Language NP Language no problem penthesileaITA–EnsembleTheater penthesilea
Close penthesilea ITA-ensemble / Eline Arbo
14 Jun '23 to 25 Jun '23
In this searing drama about a fatal love, a blistering passion churns unstoppably to the surface.
Language NP Language no problem Hamlet and Ophelia Toneelschuur Producties x ITA / Mateusz Staniak Theater Hamlet and Ophelia
Close Hamlet and Ophelia Toneelschuur Producties x ITA / Mateusz Staniak
20 May '23 to 03 Jun '23
A raw performance about a true story that never happened

Revivals

Language NP Language no problem Client E. Busken
ITA–EnsembleTheater Client E. Busken
Close Client E. Busken ITA-ensemble / Maria Kraakman
Maria Kraakman made her debut as director with Client E. Busken, a monologue played by Gijs Scholten van Aschat and musician Jip van den Dool. The text is based on the latest novel by Jeroen Brouwers.
Language NP Language no problem A Little Life
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater A Little Life
Close A Little Life ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
No novel has captivated and moved millions of readers during the past few years like A little life by American author Hanya Yanagihara.
Language NP Language no problem The doctor
ITA–EnsembleTheater The doctor
Close The doctor ITA-ensemble / Robert Icke
Robert Icke has a warm heart for the classics, which he adapts in his own personal and radical way. Once again, he is making a contemporary adaptation, this time of Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler.
Language NP Language no problem Who Killed My Father
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater Who Killed My Father
Close Who Killed My Father ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
Exclusively for The Young Vic, Hans Kesting performs his acclaimed monologue Who Killed My Father in English.
Language NP Language no problem JudasITA–EnsembleTheater Judas
Close Judas ITA-ensemble / Robert Icke
The name Judas is familiar to many of us. The traitor. The scorned man. A man condemned century after century for his cunning cowardice and who to this day deserves no pardon - or - is that perhaps half a story?
Language NP Language no problem who killed my father
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater who killed my father
Close who killed my father ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
Ivo van Hove adapted Who killed my father by internationally acclaimed writer Édouard Louis. Van Hove turned the very outspoken book into a monologue, especially for Hans Kesting.
Language NP Language no problem A Little Life
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater A Little Life
Close A Little Life ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
No novel has captivated and moved millions of readers during the past few years like A little life by American author Hanya Yanagihara.
Language NP Language no problem Battles and metamorphoses of a woman
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater Battles and metamorphoses of a woman
Close Battles and metamorphoses of a woman ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
13 Sep '22 to 22 Dec '22
One day, Édouard Louis stumbles upon a photograph of his mother when she was 20 years old. A happy young woman full of hope, full of dreams. But he himself only knows his mother as totally unhappy, trapped in a routine life as a housewife.
Language NP Language no problem The Hours
ITA–EnsembleTheater The Hours
Close The Hours ITA-ensemble / Eline Arbo
18 Nov '22 to 27 Nov '22
Eline Arbo brings De uren (The hours), the novel by Michael Cunningham, to the stage.
Language NP Language no problem age of rage
ITA–EnsembleTheater age of rage
Close age of rage ITA -ensemble / Holland Festival / Bl!indman / La Villette / the Barbican / Ivo van Hove
02 Dec '22 to 11 Dec '22
In Age of Rage, Ivo van Hove tells a primeval story of how revenge haunts and destroys 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 The year of cancerITA–EnsembleTheater The year of cancer
Close The year of cancer ITA-ensemble / Luk Perceval
04 Jan '23 to 14 Jan '23
The year of cancer is one of director Luk Perceval’s favorite novels. The balance between big emotions and banality, between tense expectations and daily burdens form the basis of his reading.
Language NP Language no problem The Magic MountainITA–EnsembleTheater The Magic Mountain
Close The Magic Mountain ITA-ensemble / Stef Aerts, Marie Vinck (FC Bergman)
Young Hans Castorp goes to a sanatorium in Davos, Switzerland, to visit his cousin. He plans to spend 3 weeks with him there, but will end up staying for 7 years. He meets a collection of eccentric figures. Through these encounters he slowly acquires a layered image of contradicting views on life.
Language NP Language no problem een klein leven
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater een klein leven
Close een klein leven ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
03 Mar '23 to 08 Mar '23
No novel has captivated and moved millions of readers during the past few years like A little life by American author Hanya Yanagihara.
Language NP Language no problem kings of warITA–EnsembleTheater kings of war
Close kings of war ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
26 Apr '23 to 06 May '23
In Kings of war Ivo van Hove merges William Shakespeare's plays Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III into one explosive performance about leadership.

Ensemble

Language NP Language no problem Achraf Koutet Achraf Koutet
Language NP Language no problem Aus Greidanus jr. Aus Greidanus jr.
Language NP Language no problem Bart Slegers Bart Slegers
Language NP Language no problem Celia Nufaar Celia Nufaar
Language NP Language no problem Chris Nietvelt Chris Nietvelt
Language NP Language no problem Daniël Kolf Daniël Kolf
Language NP Language no problem Eefje Paddenburg Eefje Paddenburg
Language NP Language no problem Eelco Smits Eelco Smits
Language NP Language no problem Frieda Pittoors Frieda Pittoors
Language NP Language no problem Gijs Scholten van Aschat Gijs Scholten van Aschat
Language NP Language no problem Hans Kesting Hans Kesting
Language NP Language no problem Hélène Devos Hélène Devos
Language NP Language no problem Hugo Koolschijn Hugo Koolschijn
Language NP Language no problem Ilke Paddenburg Ilke Paddenburg
Language NP Language no problem Janni Goslinga Janni Goslinga
Language NP Language no problem Jesse Mensah Jesse Mensah
Language NP Language no problem Maarten Heijmans Maarten Heijmans
Language NP Language no problem Majd Mardo Majd Mardo
Language NP Language no problem Maria Kraakman Maria Kraakman
Language NP Language no problem Marieke Heebink Marieke Heebink
Language NP Language no problem Minne Koole Minne Koole
Language NP Language no problem ‘Ntianu Stuger ‘Ntianu Stuger
Language NP Language no problem Steven Van Watermeulen Steven Van Watermeulen

Directors

Language NP Language no problem Ivo van Hove Ivo van Hove
Language NP Language no problem Eline Arbo Eline Arbo
Language NP Language no problem Robert Icke Robert Icke
Language NP Language no problem Wim Vandekeybus Wim Vandekeybus
Language NP Language no problem Alize Zandwijk Alize Zandwijk
Language NP Language no problem Guy Cassiers Guy Cassiers
Language NP Language no problem Maria Kraakman Maria Kraakman
Language NP Language no problem Marie Vinck Marie Vinck
Language NP Language no problem Stef Aerts Stef Aerts
Language NP Language no problem Mateusz Staniak Mateusz Staniak
Language NP Language no problem Luk Perceval Luk Perceval
Language NP Language no problem Simon Stone Simon Stone
Language NP Language no problem Nanouk Leopold Nanouk Leopold
Language NP Language no problem Michiel van Erp Michiel van Erp
Language NP Language no problem Julien Gosselin Julien Gosselin
Language NP Language no problem Simon McBurney Simon McBurney

History of the ensemble

At the ensemble, tradition and innovation go hand in hand. They are the pillars of a company that is constantly in motion and presents itself explicitly at the heart of Amsterdam at Leidseplein.

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