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Adventures in Italian Opera: Tuesday with Fred Plotnik and Stars from the world of Opera at Casa Italiana

Etchings by 'Nativity' Masters - Dürer to Tiepolo at the Italian Cultural Institute NY

Worshiping Women:  Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens at the Onassis Foundation

Parla Come Mangi at Alloro Restaurant with La Collina Italiana
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Kairos Italy Theater
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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12/22/08 Remembering Messina Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, Messina, Italy

Dear KIT friends,

in just very few weeks it will be 2009! We wish you already  a Serene and Healthy Year... full - of course - of KIT in your life!

We'd like to thank you all for your friendship, and would like to acknowledge Pizzeria Piola for having organized KIT very first charity with Toto' for Make-a-Wish-Foundation.

KIT will continue to work hard to offer you great performances, innovative projects, new classes, unique concerts and so on.

Yet, we may need your support. We know that these are difficult times , but we believe that especially in these times we all need great culture to help us feeling alive and good about ourselves.

Among several projects KIT is working on, we would like to ask you to devote your support towards two productions very dear to our heart: Tosca e le altre by Franca Valeri and the Monologues by Dino Buzzati. 

Read below and become part of KIT! All the supporters will be recognized in our printed material, in our web-site, and they will receive a big thank you from KIT as well as a KIT gift! Then your 2009 would be really perfect!

Ciao! KIT

KIT 2009 - Be a Supporter!

KIT is preparing several different projects, mostly based on Italian playwrights. The two productions we ask you to support are especially important to us.

Franca Valeri
and Dino Buzzati are, in different ways, two fundamental protagonists, two giants of theatre and literature in the Italian society of the past century. And both of them are little or not recognized in the States.

We hope to contribute to put a spot light on them by presenting their work. We can assure you that once you know them, you'll love them as we do!  

Tosca e le Altre
by Franca Valeri

Franca Valeri

After so many requests, Emilia and Iride will be back in a full production of Tosca e le Altre by the one and only and greatest Franca Valeri. The production will be presented in late Spring 2009.The performance will be presented in Italian with English subtitles. On stage, your truly Laura and Marta!

Women without escape: Monologues by Dino Buzzati
Spogliarello -
L'Orologio - Sola in Casa

Dino Buzzati

Dino Buzzati, the "Italian Kafka", wrote these monologues in the late '50s but there is nothing of the "dolce vita" in these women trapped into their lives like passionate and proud victims of a fate they can't control. Solitude, magic, absurd, wait and death are the dominant themes of these ironic and at the same time dramatic monologues.This is a Double Theatre production: back to back, the English translation, followed by their original, evocative Italian.



You can make your tax deductible contribution with VISA or MasterCard at 

Type in Laura Caparrotti (artist) and Kairos Italy Theater (company name) and please be sure to fill in all of the contact info so that we can acknowledge your donation with a proper thank you!

Write a check to The Field, a
nd put in the memo line Laura Caparrotti/Kairos Italy Theater. Then mail it to the following address: KIT-Kairos Italy Theater 60 E 8th street Suite 12B NY-NY 10003.

KIT-Kairos Italy Theater is sponsored by The Field, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3) organization serving the New York City performing arts community.

Contributions to artists through The Field are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 161 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY10013, Tel: (212) 691-6969, fax: (212) 255-2053, e-mail  A copy of The Field's latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from The Field or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 1027


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KIT In The
The bi-lingual online magazine on Rome and NY from KIT!
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Either if you are going to Rome or are getting ready to visit NY, check the latest on Exhibitions, shows, restaurants, latest trends... you find a KIT of fresh and unique news about the two Capitals of the world! And to honor KIT's tradition, the web-site speaks both English and Italian!

Remembering Messina:
Before & After December 28th 1908
IN MESSINA!Valerio profilo
On December 22, 2008 at 9pm at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele (Via Pozzoleone, Tel. 090-5722111), Daniela Schaechter and her group will commemorate such event presenting the European Premiere of the concert/reading to the Messina audience.

The saxophonist Rick Margitza will join Daniela Schaechter, Oleg Osenkov, Marcello Pellitteri, Laura Caparrotti and others for a performance not to be missed!
Our Marta and the very first reading of her new film:
The Contender.

Come and enjoy some wine and the company of The Contenders. The cast will read selections of the original screenplay (no spoilers!) and a reception will follow till 8 pm. For more info, please go to
Marta Mondeli

Monday, December 15th 2008 - 6 p.m.
The Cell Theater
338 West 23rd Street
(bet. 8th & 9th ave on the south side of 23rd Str., half a block away from the 23rd Str. stop of the C and E trains).
Seats are limited, please, RSVP through The Contenders website.
Mon December 15, Laura Caparrotti at Parla Come Mangi
Tue 3:45-5pm
La Collina Italiana   Italian&Theatre
Fri 4-5pm Kairos Italy Theater Italian&Theatre
Wed 10:30am-12:30pm La Collina Italiana Italian Int.

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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 KIT's staff will be happy to review it and eventually include it in its newsletter.