Kairos Italy Theater Newsletter
March 2007

KIT's Suggestions: Italy in NY  


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While the exhibition A Prince named Toto' is opening in Los Angeles, March 2nd to the 9th, to be then in Vancouver - April 12th -, KIT is offering you a very hot March.

  • The debut of the KIT Reading Series
  • Puppetry from Italy
  • Workshops, classes and more! Much more!
Read the news and join us for a wonderful season!

One week with I Burattini Cortesi
Virginio Daniele Gioppino

From March 19th to March 25th, the prestigious puppetry company I Burattini Cortesi, from Bergamo, will tour the New York area with a NOT TO BE MISSED puppet show

E vissero per sempre felici e contenti

(And they lived happily ever after)

Public Performance:
Monday, March 19th,2007 at 6 pm
Casa Italiana Zerilli- Marimo’ at NYU

(24 W 12th Street)

The show is based on the puppet school from Bergamo. Arlecchino, Gioppino Zuccalunga, the Princess, and many more characters perform an adventurous fable of love and obstacles.

Performed in the dialect from Bergamo, the show is appropriate for a general audience from age 2 to 99 and more!

Workshop with Master puppeteer Daniele Cortesi

KIT and Fatto a Mano present 2 workshops on the art of puppetry taught by Master puppeteers Daniele Cortesi.

Learn the oldest traditional techniques of the Italian Puppetry and the Commedia dell'arte.

Saturday March 24 - Sunday March 25, 2007
150 W 28 Street, Suite: #1403
(Bet. 8 and 7 AVE)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (30 Minute Lunch- Break)

The workshops are suitable for everyone, from professionals to amateurs to theater enthusiasts.

Saturday March 24th , 10 am - 3 pm
On history and techiques of Italian Puppetry.

Sunday March 25th, 10 am - 3 pm
This workshop is dedicated to the design and construction of a traditional small Puppet Theatre and a Shadow Theatre.

$ 175.00 for workshop n. 1 (March 24th)
$ 125.00 for workshop n. 2 (March 25th)
$ 250 for both workshops

For information or to enroll, contact [email protected] or 212-686 4848.

Staged readings of plays written over the centuries by Italian Authors

Starting from this year, and this month, KIT will present an annual reading series focused on plays written over the centuries by Italian Authors.

According to KIT’s philosophy, some of the readings will be just in English, some others in English followed by its version in Italian, and some just in Italian.

The goal is to present plays never translated into English as well as new translations of works already present in the States, boosting the production of translations and adaptations of Italian plays in the States.

Friday, March 23rd, 2007 at 6 pm
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU

(24 W 12th Street)

Tosca e le altre due
(Tosca and the Women)

By Franca Valeri
With Laura Caparrotti and Marta Mondelli
Performed in Italian

The classic tale of Tosca takes on a mischievously comic tone, as a moralistic house concierge and a worldly- wise "actress" gossip, and exchange secrets on the notes of Puccini's drama.

FRANCA VALERI is the first female comic actress and satiric playwright to enjoy steady success from the 1950s to today.


If you'd like to let us know about more Italy in the NYC area, or if you'd like to share opinions on Italy and Italian events OR if you'd like to contact us with questions, request and suggestions, send an email at [email protected]. KIT's staff will be happy to read it and eventually include it in its newsletter.

KIT-Kairos Italy Theater was founded in 2002 in New York. KIT's mission is to create a cultural exchange program between Italy, the US and the international community, to unveil artistic and creative sides of these two countries to the world. In the States, Kairos Italy Theater is dedicated to spread the Italian Culture and to create an Italian Culture Network in order to maintain and grow the knowledge of Italy in the States.


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Ciao a tutti!

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