Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA) is one of the leading lights in Dutch theatre, with a large ensemble of world famous actors and a pioneering team of directors. Performances will be held by the ITA-ensemble not only at the Amsterdam venue, but also at around 100 other venues around the world.
ITA is the largest theatre company in the Netherlands and is led by director Ivo van Hove. Since he was appointed in 2001, he has paved the way for an urban company with international allure by creating a series of sensational shows and by attracting different directors from the Netherlands, as well as from other countries. The core of the company consists of 22 quality actors, making it possible to keep shows in their repertoire.
The ITA–ensemble will present six new productions in season 18/19 – of which four worldpremieres – and retake over 17 productions. This season we will also introduce the French Julien Gosselin, the Dutch Michiel van Erp and the British Simon McBurney as new directors with our company and welcome three new members of our ensemble: Maarten Heijmans, Achraf Koutet en Majd Mardo.
Next to 180 performances in our own theatre in Amsterdam, Scènes uit een huwelijk will tour Holland and our ensemble will travel the world playing in Avignon, Sint-Petersburg, Taipei, Londen, Singapore, Beijing and many more places.
ITA-2 - the platform of ITA for developing talented directors - has released twelve theatre productions since 2007 in cooperation with Toneelschuur Producties and Frascati Producties. Three plays directed by Thibaud Delpeut: Britannicus (Jean Racine), Antigone-Kreon-Oidipous (an adaptation of the Theban tragedies by Sophocles) and All My Sons (Arthur Miller), two directed by Eric de Vroedt: A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams) and Glengarry Glen Ross (David Mamet), Rashomon-effect directed by Joachim Robbrecht and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Tennessee Williams) directed by Jacob Derwig. In 13|14, Julie Van den Berghe made her ITA-2 debut with Lorca's Blood Wedding and in 14|15 Maren E. Bjørseth directed A bride in the morning. In 15|16 Julie Van den Berghe directed her second ITA-2 production Liliom and in 16|17 Bjørseth directed Emilia Galotti and in 18|19 A delicate balance. The multiannual partnership is aimed at developing the directorship step by step, with both alliance partners using their expertise and putting an emphasis on work within larger organisations. Meanwhile, Antigone-Kreon-Oidipous, Glengarry Glen Ross and All My Sons have made it to the big theatre. In the years to come, ITA will continue to invest in talented directors: ITA-2 as a breeding ground for the directors of the future.
We are aware of the responsibility we have for the Dutch theatre world and have been forming alliances for many years with creators whose artistic work is completely autonomic, and we take care of their business leadership, sales, marketing and administration. This is how we linked up with Adelheid|Female Economy. Based on the conception that everything turns out to be an illusion, Female Economy Foundation is working on a new economic idea: 'Come near, just come to me' / Hélène Cixous. In order to translate this illusion economically, FE reaches out to interculturalism and looks for the thorns and the flower, to display them within the world of art and culture.