Dewi Reijs

Dewi Evita Reijs (1982) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam. She works in theatre, film and television. But she is not only a performer, she has written and directed several plays as well.

Dewi was born and raised in Rotterdam. On the age of eighteen she moved to Amsterdam to study at the drama academy. One of her first serious parts is Lize in Nobody's Boy ('Sans famille') from the famous book written by Hector Malot. Dewi has a mixed background. Her mother was born in Bandung, Indonesia and her father is Dutch.

In 2005 her graduation performance Above your head was selected for the International Theatre School Festival. She did her internship at Theatre Company Huis a/d Amstel in Schiller’s Don Carlos as Princess Eboli. After her graduation she plays at Huis a/d Amstel in The Famished Road from writer Ben Okri and Molière’s famous play The Imaginary Invalid as his greedy wife Béline.

In 2006 she is Mary in The Crucible from Arthur Miller at Theatre Cosmic. A year later Dewi appears in the true story Sivas by Paul Pourveur at Theater Rast. In 2008 she plays in the Dutch/Belgium production Interpreters of Eric de Volder from Theatre Company Ceremonia. The story is about the current European immigration policy.

In 2009/2010 she plays Baboe Engko in The Tea Lords from the famous novel by Hella S. Haasse at Hummelinck Stuurman Theatre Agency. Winner of the Viewer Delft and nominated for an AVRO Theatre Publicity Award. In 2011 Dewi plays in The Thief of Certainties of poet T.Martinus (winner of the New Dutch Festival) directed by Peer van den Berg. In 2012 Dewi will be seen in The Principles of Certainties at the MC Theatre in Amsterdam and at various theatre festivals.

Besides her theatre work Dewi had a guest appearance in several TV series: Shouf Shouf, Flikken Maastricht, Het Sinterklaas Journaal and Police Post The Hague. She is also known from the DOUWE EGBERTS COFFEE, UPC & the ETOS commercial. Dewi is starring in the movies: Wolf, Yurei, Dolfje Weerwolfje, For Granted, The End of the World and Accepted, a short film directed by Daan Vree.

Dewi is also a writer. At the drama academy she wrote: Victor, I only eat pink apples, Moving Box and Above your head. In the summer of 2009 she wrote and directed the youth play Rafi. Her play Air in the kitchen cupboards was selected for the New Dutch Festival. Her family play The forgotten forest came out in 2011.