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 20-21

Premieres

Language NP Language no problem Children of NoraITA–EnsembleTheater Children of Nora
Close Children of Nora ITA–Ensemble
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 effect her children.
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 Romeo and JuliaITA–EnsembleTheater Romeo and Julia
Close Romeo and Julia ITA-ensemble / Michiel van Erp
Even those who have never seen Shakespeare's most famous love drama on stage, know the story of the great love between the star crossed lovers and its fatal outcome.
Language NP Language no problem De uren (The hours) De uren (The hours)

Revivals

Language NP Language no problem medeaITA–EnsembleTheater medea
Close medea ITA-ensemble / Simon Stone
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 who killed my father
on Tour
ITA–EnsembleTheater who killed my father
Close who killed my father ITA-ensemble / deSingel / Ivo van Hove
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 The hidden forceITA–EnsembleTheater The hidden force
Close The hidden force ITA-ensemble / Ivo van Hove
The hidden force is an enthralling story about the misunderstandings and incomprehension between cultures, as well as between close relatives. The downfall of Otto van Oudijck makes us painfully aware of the impossibility to fully understand others.
Language NP Language no problem ITALive: Kings of warITA–EnsembleTheater ITALive: Kings of war
Close ITALive: Kings of war ITA–Ensemble
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. For his performance of Richard III Hans Kesting received the Louis d'Or in 2016.
Language NP Language no problem Roman tragediesITA–EnsembleTheater Roman tragedies
Close Roman tragedies ITA–Ensemble
Ivo van Hove’s epic is ‘one of the most audacious Shakespeare productions of the modern era’ (Time Out), and immerses you in the midst of the multimedia action.
Language NP Language no problem OedipusITA–EnsembleTheater Oedipus
Close Oedipus ITA–Ensemble
British director Robert Icke - Ibsen Artist in Residence at ITA - is known for his high-profile adaptations of classical pieces. With the ITA ensemble he made a modern version of Sophocles' Oedipus, in which Oedipus is a politician in the 21st century who finds out the greatest secret of his life.
Language NP Language no problem The things that passITA–EnsembleTheater The things that pass
Close The things that pass ITA-ensemble / Toneelhuis / Ivo van Hove
After The hidden force, Ivo van Hove made a second adaptation of a novel by Couperus: The things that pass, this time a coproduction with Toneelhuis (Antwerp).

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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