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 21-22

Premieres

Language NP Language no problem Battles and metamorphoses of a womanITA–EnsembleTheater Battles and metamorphoses of a woman
Close Battles and metamorphoses of a woman ITA–Ensemble
09 Sep '21 to 24 Feb '22
One day, Édouard Louis finds a photo of his mother from twenty years ago. A happy young woman, full of hopes, full of dreams. But Édouard only knows his mother to be completely unhappy, trapped in the humdrum life of a housewife.
Language NP Language no problem Cliënt E. BuskenITA–EnsembleTheater Cliënt E. Busken
Close Cliënt E. Busken ITA-ensemble / Maria Kraakman
13 Sep '21 to 25 May '22
Maria Kraakman will make her debut as director with Cliënt 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 The doctorITA–EnsembleTheater The doctor
Close The doctor ITA–Ensemble
09 Sep '21 to 22 May '22
Robert Icke, the great talent of British theatre, will be our resident director for the next few years. He adapts classics in his own personal and radical way. As he did with Oedipus and Children of Nora at ITA. Now, he is making a contemporary adaptation of Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler.
Language NP Language no problem The HoursITA–EnsembleTheater The Hours
Close The Hours ITA–Ensemble
20 Oct '21 to 20 Feb '22
De uren (The hours) takes place on one day in the lives of three women, at three different moments in the 20th century: a book publisher, a housewife and the third is the writer Virginia Woolf. All three struggle with the question how to be yourself in a world that is tight like a straitjacket.
Language NP Language no problem The Magic MountainITA–EnsembleTheater The Magic Mountain
Close The Magic Mountain ITA–Ensemble
12 Apr '22 to 01 May '22
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 JudasITA–EnsembleTheater Judas
Close Judas Robert Icke / ITA-ensemble
06 Apr '22 to 23 Apr '22
When you hear the name Judas, you think of betrayal. That is the official version. However, in the Gospel of Judas, Jesus asks Judas to betray him, which means he did it because Jesus himself had asked him to.
Language NP Language no problem the damned
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater the damned
Close the damned ITA–Ensemble
14 Jun '22 to 23 Jul '22
ITA in the Amsterdamse Bostheater

Revivals

Language NP Language no problem flight 49ITA–EnsembleTheater flight 49
Close flight 49 ITA-ensemble / Simon Stone
Flight 49 brings people together after a plane crash. Strangers seek support from each other after the loss of their loved ones, friends, family members. The Australian director Simon Stone was inspired by motifs from Herman Heijermans' classic Op hoop van zegen.
Language NP Language no problem who killed my father
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater who killed my father
Close who killed my father ITA-ensemble / deSingel / Ivo van Hove
02 Sep '21 to 21 Nov '21
Ivo van Hove adapted Who Killed My Father, by literary sensation Édouard Louis, for the stage. 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
29 Sep '21 to 02 Oct '21
No novel has captivated and moved millions of readers during the past few years like A little life by American author Hanya Yanagihara. Ivo van Hove adapted Yanagihara’s novel to theater and created a penetrating performance.
Language NP Language no problem FAMILY TREE MONOLOGUESITA–EnsembleTheater FAMILY TREE MONOLOGUES
Close FAMILY TREE MONOLOGUES ITA–Ensemble
06 Oct '21 to 16 Oct '21
In a series of quickly sketched, short, comic and personal monologues, Joy Delima talks about her search for her roots and about her experiences as a young black woman in the Netherlands. She traces her roots and her own political awakening in the field of institutional racism and exclusion.
Language NP Language no problem Ibsen houseITA–EnsembleTheater Ibsen house
Close Ibsen house ITA–Ensemble
05 Nov '21 to 13 Nov '21
Based on Ibsen, Simon Stone writes and directs a grand family epic about the troublesome but inevitable coexistence of different generations under one roof.
Language NP Language no problem age of rageITA–EnsembleTheater age of rage
Close age of rage ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
08 Dec '21 to 23 Dec '21
In Age of Rage, Ivo van Hove tells a primordial story of how revenge haunts and wrecks 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 medeaITA–EnsembleTheater medea
Close medea ITA-ensemble / Simon Stone
08 Dec '21 to 23 Dec '21
For 24 centuries, writers and theater makers have told the story of the daughter of the king, Medea, who is rejected by her husband and subsequently kills her children. Simon Stone mixes Euripides' play with the true story of Debora Green, an American woman who killed her children in the 1990s.
Language NP Language no problem Children of Nora ITA-ensemble / Robert Icke Theater Children of Nora
Close Children of Nora ITA-ensemble / Robert Icke
06 Jan '22 to 16 Jan '22
Nora slams the door of her house, ending her marriage. It became one of the most famous final scenes in theater history. Robert Icke wrote and directed a sequel in which he shows how Nora's choices affect her children.
Language NP Language no problem dagboek van een verdwenene
on Tour
ITA-ensemble / muziektheater Transparant / Ivo van Hove Musical Theater dagboek van een verdwenene
Close dagboek van een verdwenene ITA-ensemble / muziektheater Transparant / Ivo van Hove
04 Nov '21 to 05 Nov '21
The form of The diary of the one who disappeared is unique: a series of 22 songs for tenor and piano, with an addition of three songs in the middle for a small choirof women and a mezzosoprano representing the gypsy girl Zefka. Ivo van Hove directs this special production.
Language NP Language no problem dagboek van een verdwenene
on Tour
ITA-ensemble / Muziektheater Transparant / Ivo van Hove Musical Theater dagboek van een verdwenene
Close dagboek van een verdwenene ITA-ensemble / Muziektheater Transparant / Ivo van Hove
22 Feb '22
The form of The diary of the one who disappeared is unique: a series of 22 songs for tenor and piano, with an addition of three songs in the middle for a small choirof women and a mezzosoprano representing the gypsy girl Zefka. Ivo van Hove directs this special production.

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 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 Joy Delima Joy Delima
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 Ramsey Nasr Ramsey Nasr
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 Nanouk Leopold Nanouk Leopold
Language NP Language no problem Robert Icke Robert Icke
Language NP Language no problem Simon Stone Simon Stone
Language NP Language no problem Simon McBurney Simon McBurney
Language NP Language no problem Luk Perceval Luk Perceval
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 Maria Kraakman Maria Kraakman
Language NP Language no problem Eline Arbo Eline Arbo

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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