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June 2009


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Event for L'Aquila by MARIO and VALENTINA FRATTI

Parla come Mangi at COLLINA ITALIANA



Caravaggio by Richard Vetere at MANHATTAN THEATRE SOURCE

Quiet Chaos by Antonello Grimaldi with Nanni Moretti at IFC CENTER

Jovanotti & Soleluna at JOE'S PUB

La Trilogia della Villeggiatura by Goldoni at LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL

Portaits, Pastels, and Prints: Whistler in the FRICK COLLECTION
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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 spreading the Italian Culture and to creating an Italian Cultural Network in order to support and further increase the knowledge of Italy in the States.
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June 16th, 6:00pm, The Italian Body followed by A,B,C L'Italiano s'impara cosi', Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' (24 W 12 street)
June 8 - July 3 Children's Summer Camp, Collina Italiana
July 7 - July 30 Children Summer Classes, Every Little Movement, Hoboken, NJ
June 9th 6:30pm Parla come Mangi at Alloro
Wed June 17 6:30-8:30pm Cine Club, Collina Italiana

Summer is here... or almost here! To wish you Buone Vacanze e Molto Relax, we are offering to all our friends  few more shows and some more classes before hitting the beach... see details below...


Shows, Shows, Shows! Fun, Fun, Fun!

June 16, 6pm
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'
(24 W 12th Street)
The Italian body  by and with Marta Mondelli
followed by
A,B,C l'italiano s'impara cosi'
  by and with Laura Caparrotti

Marta MondelliThe Italian Body by and with Marta Mondelli explores the Italian body "dictionary" (giving useful examples of typical expressions and projecting images on power point) and explains its origin back to the Carnival and the masks of Commedia dell'Arte. In English.

Italians: they have a gift for communication. Gestures are the way we accompany words and sometimes substitute them. Maybe it's our DNA: from the Greek theater (imported to Italy before the Romans) to Commedia dell'Arte, whose masks went to the streets with the Carnival every year, and with them the movements of the body and the different gestures that each mask had. To be masked, even in everyday life like in the Venice of XVIII century, meant to be using the body to express what the face couldn't do. That's the origin of our "Italian body".

A, B, C, L'Italiano s'Impara Cosi' (How to learn Italian in one Laura Caparrottihour) by and with Laura Caparrotti with the help of Dante and some others writers,  several Italian songs and a multi-dialect sketch created by Uberto Kovacevich.

A very unique method used by Miss Margherita, a despotic Teacher-Diva, to teach Italian and to explain how Italy is one Nation, yet composed by many different regions, and different, very different people. 

The show brings you through Italy, exploring the stereotypical figures for which Ita
ly is more known around the world: A=Amore (LOVE) - B= Buono (good like Italian FOOD) - C=Citta' (CITIES - including Italian dialects).  Through theater, poetry, music (from the old Italian songs to the most contemporary hits) and a lot of images, ABC... plays with history, traditions, the variety of the Italian language AND with the audience. The show stops in SIX cities chosen to be Italy's best testimonials for differences and similarities: Bolzano, Milano, Firenze, Roma, Napoli, and Palermo. 
In Italian and English.

No RSVP required!
Free entrance, lot of fun and a final brindisi!

Italian&Theatre End of the Year Show
Park BrooklynOn June 12th at 5:15pm, KIT Italian&Theatre students will perform at the Black Box Theatre @ 440 Studios (440 Lafayette, 4th Floor). If you'd like to come and applaud our little stars, you are welcome! The entrance is free, but you need to RSVP at [email protected] as the space is very limited and we have already parents and friends attending the show. RSVP Required!!!

Summer Classes

We are working with our friends at Every Little Movement Academy of Art in Hoboken, NJ in presenting the 2009 Children Summer Classes. Francesca Todesco (movement, dance, play),
St. John's Hoboken
Laura Caparrotti (theatre), Kevin Jones (music) will teach a fun and easy summer workshop at the Church of St. John's (300 Bloomfield St @ 3rd Street - Hoboken). Additional activities include Flamenco for kids and trip to the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.

Classes are offered as followed:

July 7 - July 30: Tuesday 3-5pm and Thursday 3-6pm
August 4 - August 25: Tuesdays 3-5pm
August 20 - September 3: Thursdays 3-5

For more information and to enroll in the classes, please contact Francesca at [email protected]. Website available from mid-june:

Park BrooklynLa Collina Italiana (
135 East 96th Street) is offering Italian Summer in the City, a Summer Camp dedicated to children of all ages. Activities include theater, movement, cooking, art, movies and little trips around the City.

The dates are:

2009 Summer Camp 1: June 8 - July 2
2009 Summer Camp 2: August 17 - September 4

There are many options to be contemplated by parents, including choosing the days and times of the week more convenient for you and your children.

For information and to enroll, go to

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Some more KIT's updates...

Park BrooklynFinally we are working on KIT's Web-Site. Our wonderful Sal Fabbella has already made some changes. Check the new page dedicated to KIT's Company Members! More is yet to come...

June 6th at 2pm, Laura will perform in the reading of the play
Mario FrattiGaribaldi written by the celebrated, very prolific and beloved Mario Fratti. The reading takes place at Fordham University, and Mario Fratti will be playing Garibaldi!

Speaking about Mario, he and his daughter Valentina have organized a celebration of the unfortunate town of L'Aquila, Mario's birthplace. The event will take place June 2nd at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Check the news in this newsletter for details!

Moon SaloonSame day, June 6th at 8:30pm, Laura will participate in the Moon Saloon at 92Y Tribeca (200 Hudson Street) hosted by Sylvie Degiez. An evening where artists, poets and musicians meet and perform. A free event that includes an open-mic session led by luminaries of the NYC poetry and music circles. To see the full list of participants and for more information, check the 92Y Tribeca web-site.

The Contenders
Update on Marta's The Contenders.
On June 18th at 6:30pm, at the Cell (338 W 23rd Street)
THE CONTENDERS trailer presentation & fundraising. Live music, reception with $5 drinks, exclusive sale of original pieces from costume and set department and the opportunity to see the 4-minute trailer before we post it on the web: all for a suggested donation of $5!
Space is limited, so please RSVP to 
[email protected] by June 12th 2009. For more info:

Sincere Apologies:
We are very sorry that sometime KIT newsletter shows different fonts and formats... the program we use (a very popular one indeed) is very independent and without apparent reasons, it decides not to change font or color or size... and we accept its decision...
what else is there to do?

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If you'd like to check our past newsletter, starting from  the one dated January 2007, go to KIT's  About us page and look for the link to the archive... click on it, and the past of Kairos Italy Theater will be there for you!

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