|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.||
|UPCOMING SHOWS |
|October 5, 2009 KITCAFFE', The Cell Theater|
October 14, 2009 A,B,C L'Italiano s'impara cosi', Suffolk CC
|October 19/20, Parla come Mangi, Collina Italiana, NY
From October 9, 2009: Fridays 4-5pm Italian&Theatre, KIT, NY
Ottobre... Autunno... Cadono le foglie...
Dear KIT's Friends,
We are finally starting an old dream of ours, KITCAFFE', and we hope you could attend to celebrate our new adventure!
This is just the first of many new adventures KIT will embrace in the next monhts... so come to KITCAFFE' to enjoy the first one, with wine, caffe', pastries, great writing... and tosupport us!
Ciao, KITPLEASE NOTE: KIT'S WEBSITE IN UNDER CONSTRUCTION. WE TRY TO UPDATE IT CONSTANTLY, YET SOMETIME THE WEBSITE DOESN'T DISPLAY THE LATEST NEWS. PLEASE BE PATIENT!!! WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE... FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT KIT'S PROGRAMS CONTACT [email protected] GRAZIE!!!!
Read with KIT pages from
Monday October 5th, 2009
The Cell Theater
(338 W 23rd
KIT is very proud to present, in collaboration with the Cell Theater, the very
first KITCAFFE' a literary series to read together and discover the most
fascinating Italian writers from the past to the present while sipping coffee,
wine and eating pastries.
The first KITCAFFE' will be dedicated to two Masters of writing, both from Sicily: Leonardo Sciascia and Gesualdo Bufalino.
event, hosted by Laura, Marta and other surprise hosts, presents readings in English followed by the Italian version.
actors engaging in dramatic readings;
Short stories, novels or
essays by Italian authors from the past to the present;
Post reading discussion;
Correction of Italian Language and Italian pronunciation;
Wine, coffee and pastries;
Copies of the reading material to follow the professional reading;
A lot of fun and a lot of learning...
THIS AND MUCH MORE IS KITCAFFE'!
SPECIAL PROMOTION PRICE $ 10.00
The pastries are kindly provided by Sora Lella NYC Restaurant
(300 Spring Street @ Hudson street). For more details, please
check KIT's Web Site
To RSVP please write to [email protected]
For intermediate and advanced Italian studies students as well as for everyone who loves Italian culture and likes to know more and more and more about it!
LEONARDO SCIASCIALeonardo Sciascia (1921-1989) was born in Racamulto, Sicily. One of the most important modern Italian writers, he was also a controversial commentator on political affairs, especially within Sicily. In addition to notable mystery novels such as The Day of the Owl and The Wine Dark Sea, Sciascia wrote plays, short stories and essays. Among his many other books are Salt on the Wound, a biography of a Sicilian town, The Council of Egypt, an historical novel, and Todo Modo, a book in a genre that Sciascia could be said to have invented: the metaphysical mystery. Sciascia was part of a House of Deputies investigation into the prominent Christian Democrat Aldo Moro's kidnapping, and right after he presented a forensic analysis of the kidnapping and the assassination of Moro, in his book The Moro Affair.
In Sciascia's books, there is rarely a happy ending and there is rarely justice for the ordinary man
Italian novelist (1920 - 1996), Bufalino saw his literary career blossom after his retirement from teaching in 1976. He attended Catania and Palermo universities, but service during World War II took him away from Sicily in 1942. Bufalino fought with the partisans in northern Italy and was captured by the Germans. Although he managed to escape, he contracted tuberculosis while in hiding and was sent to a sanatorium after the war. In 1947 Bufalino returned to his beloved native island, Sicily. There he taught humanities at a teacher-training school in Vittoria, where he also wrote prose and translated French poetry. In 1981, with the aid of novelist Leonardo Sciascia, Bufalino published his first novel, Diceria dell'untore (The Plague Sower, 1988)
, which he had started writing in the 1950s. Based upon his experiences in the sanatorium, it was awarded the Campiello Prize. Museo d'ombre
(1982), a collection of prose pieces, and the novel Argo il cieco
(1984; Blind Argus, 1989) both reflected on life in Sicily. Bufalino displayed the depth of his craftsmanship in L'uomo invaso
(1986; The Keeper of Ruins, 1994), a collection of short stories. His third novel, Le menzogne della notte
(1988; Night's Lies, 1990, reissued as Lies of the Night, 1991), related tales exchanged by four prisoners on the eve of their execution and was heralded for its intellectual inventiveness. It won the Strega Prize in 1988. Other novels include a thriller, Qui pro quo
(1991), and Calende greche
(1990). He also wrote a play, verse, and essays and translated the works of Charles Baudelaire, Paul-Jean Toulet, and Jean Giraudoux.
...more KIT's and KIT's Members Updates!
While our very patient web designer Sal Fabbella is working on KIT'S NEW WEBSITE, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, information and inquires you may have. After being at the Salento Film Festival in Italy, Marta's The Contenders has been invited to LA Femme Film Festival (October 15-18)! Good Luck, Marta!
- MANHATTAN: KIT ITALIAN&THEATRE
440 Studios (440 Lafayette)
Children age: 6-10
6th YEAR! Starting October 9, 2009
30% discount if you enroll before September 30!
Thirty classes to play with your children' stories and
transform them into cute, nice, funny plays performed entirely in Italian for a
real audience, in a real theater.
Laura (Theater and Italian), Lucretia (Set), and other special guest teachers, will
guide the students in creating entirely their own show. The play may include
songs and dances, all created from students' ideas. They will learn or
improve Italian too: each class will be thought in Italian and will include
some writing and a lot of talking (and explaining!).
PLUS every month there will be one class fully devoted to Italian grammar and use of language.
At the end,
the students will perform the play THEY have created IN ITALIAN!
For more information and to enroll, please contact [email protected]
Traveling to NY or ROMA???
KIT IN THE CITY
the bilingual online magazine on Rome and NY from KIT!
Need help going to Rome or to NY? KIT in the City.com is here to guide you through the two Capitals of the world! Exhibitions, shows, restaurants, hotels, latest trends and much much much more: a KIT of news to enjoy these two beautiful cities!
And to honor KIT's tradition, the web-site speaks both English and
Subscribe to emails alert at www.kitinthecity.com!
Sincere, so very sincere Apologies: OH YES! 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?
KIT Newsletter Archive
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!
Talk to KIT
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.