Joy Delima

Joy Delima (1994) joins the ensemble in season 20|21. In season 20|21 she will perform in the premieres of Flight 49 (director Simon Stone), Romeo and Julia (director Michiel van Erp), The hours (director Eline Arbo) and Age of Rage (director Ivo van Hove) and in the revivals of Medea and The things that pass.


Delima studied at the ArtEZ Toneelschool in Arnhem and received a nomination for the Colombina, the prize for the most impressive female supporting role in Onze Straat by Daria Bukvić at Het Nationale Theater, even before graduating in 2019. She could also be seen in various plays at Toneelgroep Oostpool, directed by Marcus Azzini, such as Allemaal Mensen and Allemaal Mensen | Umuntu. In addition, she has been touring for several seasons with her solo performance Stamboom Monologen about finding her own identity. Delima has been seen on television in Flikken Rotterdam, in the third and fourth season.

Joy Delima: ‘I still can't believe that I can join this ensemble so early after graduating. I am incredibly grateful that I am able to develop myself as an actress here, amidst such an incredible ensemble, led by Ivo van Hove. I look forward to sharing stories with them that matter. Not only in the theater, but in our society.’


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
14 Nov '20 to 16 May '21
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)
Language NP Language no problem Age of Rage Age of Rage
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 The things that passITA–EnsembleTheater The things that pass
Close The things that pass ITA-ensemble / Toneelhuis / Ivo van Hove
10 Dec '20 to 25 Apr '21
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).