Chris Nietvelt

Chris Nietvelt (1962) was a member of the ITA-ensemble from 1988 to 1994, and returned in 2005.

In season 21|22 she will perform in the premieres of The hours (director Eline Arbo), Judas (director Robert Icke), Sleeping beauties (director Julien Gosselin) and The damned (director Ivo van Hove) and in the revivals of Flight 49 and Age of rage.


Nietvelt played before at ITA in Falling man, The cherry orchard, Roman Tragedies (Theo d'Or 2008), Kings of war, Freud, The hidden force, Small souls, May we be forgiven, The maids, The glass menagerie (nomination Theo d'Or), Mary Stuart (nomination Theo d'Or), Teorema, Phaedra, And We Will Never be Parted, Disgrace, The Russians!, La grande bouffe, Macbeth (as Lady Macbeth), The Seagull, Blood Wedding, Hamlet vs Hamlet, Liliom, Cries and whispers, Children of the sun, Opening Night (nomination Colombina), Ifigeneia in Aulis, Naar Damascus, Oresteia (nomination Colombina), Don Carlos, Perfect wedding, Cocktail, Bergtaal, Count your blessings, De mooie onbekende, Het mondeling verraad, Lady Windermere's fan, Penthesilea, Variété, Andromache, Anne Frank, de tentoonstelling, Bekende gezichten, gemengde gevoelens, Ballet, Lulu, Boeing boeing, Kras and Titus, geen Shakespeare.

In 2008, she was awarded the Theo d’Or for best actress for her role as Cleopatra in Roman Tragedies. In 2007, she was nominated best supporting actress for her role in Oresteia and in 2006 for her role in Opening Night. In 2015 she received a Theo d'Or nomination for her part in Mary Stuart and in 2016 a Theo d'Or nomination for her part in The glass menagerie.

In 1994, Nietvelt joined the theatre company ZT Hollandia, where she became one of the company’s defining actresses. She also acted in the highly acclaimed production of Houllebecq’s Atomised in collaboration with the Schauspielhaus in Zürich, directed by Johan Simons. In 2008, Nietvelt played the role of the courtisan Marquerite Gautier in Van Hove’s German language production Kameliendame.

| nomination Theo d'Or | Glazen speelgoed at Toneelgroep Amsterdam
| nomination Theo d'Or | Maria Stuart at Toneelgroep Amsterdam
| Theo d'Or | Romeinse tragedies at Toneelgroep Amsterdam
| nomination Colombina | Oresteia at Toneelgroep Amsterdam
| nomination Colombina | Opening Night at Toneelgroep Amsterdam / NTGent
| nomination Theo d'Or | Kameliendame at Toneelgroep Amsterdam / Schauspielhaus Hamburg
| nomination Theo d'Or | Rijkemanshuis at Zuidelijk Toneel
| nomination Theo d'Or | Lulu at Toneelgroep Amsterdam


Leef | Polar Bear, VRT
Red light | BNNVARA

Flikken Maastricht | AVROTROS
Over water | Panenka

Fiskepark | deMensen
Grenslanders | Column Film, EyeWoks

FENIX | Shariff Korver

Spoed | VTM
Verschoten & Zonen | VTM


Sentimenti | NPS

Thuisfront | Ivo van Hove

Oude tongen | Gerardjan Rijnders

Werther Nieland | Wilbert Bank
Oog in oog | IKON

Postbus X | VRT


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 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 Sleeping beautiesITA–EnsembleTheater Sleeping beauties
Close Sleeping beauties ITA–Ensemble
19 Jan '22 to 06 Feb '22
In the novel The House of the Sleeping Beauties by Japanese Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata, a man named Eguchi frequents a unique, secret place. Here, elderly and impotent men get to sleep next to young, naked women who have been sedated with sleeping pills.
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
Language NP Language no problem flight 49ITA–EnsembleTheater flight 49
Close flight 49 ITA-ensemble / Simon Stone
11 Aug '21 to 21 Aug '21
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 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.