Kairos Italy Theater Newsletter
December 7, 2009 KITCAFFE' In MONTCLAIR, Trumptes, Montlciar, NJ: La Dolce Vita!
December 11, 2009 KITCAFFE'@the cell: KITFUNDRAISER!!!
February 3rd-21st, 2010 Tosca e le altre due (Tosca and the two downstairs) by F. Valeri, the cell
Amici, Amiciiii! It's very odd try to sing via email... but KIT's next adventure makes me singing and jumping and smiling and being happy. Finally, after many years of worshiping one of the greatest playwrights and actresses ever, we are able to give you a full production of a play by her: Tosca e le Altre Due, now known as Tosca and the two downstairs.
As you know by the newsletters we have sent you in these past months, Franca Valeri and her women have been in our minds forever. Now, in February 2010, we'll celebrate our beloved Franca Valeri with the love and the passion she deserves.
We all know that Theater is beautiful, and we all know that it doesn't substaine itself (not even Broadway can!); this is why we have transformed our last KITCAFFE' of 2009, in a KITCAFFE' KITFUNDRAISER. We need all the support you can give us to present the production as its best... and we know already that we'll be supported by you.
Many friends have already donated time and their art to make the KITFUNDRAISER unforgettable... we'll offer authentic Italian food, great wine, wonderful goodies through a silent auction and a raffle (I'd like to thank Anabella Lenzu, Nicola Iervasi and August Ventura for providing us with ideas!), exciting performances and absolute fun!
If you can't be there, make a donation anyway just following below instructions... and thank you, thank you, thank you for all your love, from anywhere you are, we do feel it!!!
Ciao, Laura & KIT
KITFUNDRAISER!!!(SAVE THE DATE!!!)
Friday December 11th
338 W 23rd Street
The brilliant (and funny) Women of Italy
To benefit the upcoming performance TOSCA E LE ALTRE DUE (Tosca and the two downstairs)BY FRANCA VALERI@the cell February 3rd - 21st
Three and more hours of...
* Italian Food
* Italian Wine
* Precious Silent Auction: a lot of items to go...
* Readings of Italian Female writers
* Performances by KIT, by Anabella Lenzu/Dance Drama, and some surprise guests to be announced...
Here some of the Items to be auctioned:
Annual Membership at the Film Society at Lincoln Center,
Tango Lessons by Anabella Lenzu/Dance Drama,
Jewelery by Regina Pierallini Design,
Pasta by Cipriani le Specialita',
Photo by Todd Carroll Photography,
Princess Grace Kelly Catalogue by E-Travel Project,
Tickets for the Off-Broadway play Biography
by Mare Nostrum Elements,
Private Italian Lessons by Marta Mondelli,
Classes by La Collina Italiana...
and more and more and more...
and if it isn't enough, at the end of the evening, the very fat raffle will give away more wonderful prizes!
NOW... DO YOU REALLY WANT TO MISS ALL THE ABOVE? WE DON'T THINK SO... SO COME AND ENJOY WITH US A FESTIVE ITALIAN EVENING!
Food is kindly provided bySora Lella NYC Restaurant(300 Spring Street @ Hudson Street)
For more details, please check KIT's Web Siteor write to [email protected]
Suggested Donation at the door: $ 20.00
Sad you can't be at KITFundraiser? Don't be! Now you can easily donate from your house or office!
Here the instructions:
DONATE TO KIT BY CREDIT CARD
Go to https://www.thefield.org/ContributionToSA.aspx? and select Laura Caparrotti/Kairos Italy Theater from the drop down list of Sponsored Artists. Then put the amount you wish to donate in the "Contribution Amount" slot. Please be sure to fill in all of the contact info so that we can acknowledge your donation with a proper thank you!DONATE TO KIT BY PERSONAL CHECK
Write a check to The Field, and 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.
REMEMBER: ALL THE DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
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.
The Field is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the New York City performing arts community. Contributions made to The Field and earmarked Laura Caparrotti/Kairos Italy Theater are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 161 6th Avenue, New York NY 10013, (212) 691-6969, fax: (212) 255-2053, www.thefield.org. 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 10271.
The when and... when of Tosca!
February 3rd - 21st, 2010
Tosca e le Altre due
(Tosca and the Two downstairs)
by Franca Valeri
Translated by Natasha Lardera
Laura Caparrotti (Emilia)
Marta Mondelli (Iride)
Directed by Laura Caparrotti
the cell (338 W 23rd Street)
Wednesday February 3rd, 2010 8pm (Opening Night)
Saturdays 3pm and 8pm
Tickets $ 20.00 General Admission - $ 15.00 Students and Seniors
Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets or
via phone at 1-800-838-3006
Special Program for Schools:
If you are a teacher, a professor, or a principal and you would like to bring your students to see the show, we offer on-request performances at 11 am on Thursdays and Fridays. The shows must be booked at least three weeks in advance from the date requested.
Contact [email protected] to book the show for your school!
We'll provide further material about the show and the playwright; it's also possible to have a Q&A session after the show with the cast.
If you are around, near or in Montclair...
If you like Italian food, Italian wine, and Italian Literature...
Monday December 7th
The second date with the Italian Literary Salon curated by KIT in collaboration with Trumpets Jazz Club is dedicated to...
The Dolce Vita Author(s): Ennio Flaiano
and... Tullio Pinelli + Federico Fellini
Trumpets Jazz Club
(6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ)
Cost for event includes materials, coffee/tea, desserts and wine. $20 pp
Reserve today! R.S.V.P. via email: [email protected] or by calling Trumpets' reservation line: 973-486-0822
The refreshments are kindly donated by Trumpets Jazz Club
and will include several Italian holiday desserts.
NJ coordinators: Kristine Massari & Ruth Kunstadter, licensed NJ teachers of Italian.
Hosts: Laura Caparrotti & Marta Mondelli, KITFOR MORE INFORMATIONKIT-Kairos Italy Theater: www.kitheater.comTrumpets Jazz Club: www.trumpetsjazz.comTeachers will receive a certificate for two professional development hours.
KITCAFFE' in Montclair is presented by KAIROS ITALY THEATER (NY) in collaboration with TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB
with the sponsorship of
THE CENTER FOR ITALIAN AND ITALIAN AMERICAN CULTURECheck out KIT's website and/or KIT's Facebook page for further details SOON...
in the meantime, read what Carolyn Masone
has to say about the first KITCAFFE' In Montclair
MORE ABOUT KIT AND KIT'S MEMBERS...
NEW BOARD ADVISORY MEMBER! KIT is proud to announce that Mr. August Ventura is now part of KIT's Advisory Board. Mr. Ventura has been a friend of KIT since its beginning, beside being an architect, a journalist, and an Opera connoisseur. Benvenuto a bordo August!
THE NEW KIT WEB-SITE IS ALMOST THERE!
Well, we are making more changes... the website will be ready to go after the holidays... and it will be beautiful!
PARLA COME MANGI: Laura will be leading the conversation at Parla Come Mangi, the series of dinner in Italian organized by Alloro Restaurant and La Collina Italiana, on Monday December 14th. For information or to book, contact
Alloro Restaurant at 212-535 2866 or La Collina Italiana at 212-427 7770 or check their websites!
KIT is going to Naples, Florida
! Laura and Marta will perform their one-woman-shows - A,B,C L'Italiano s'impara cosi'
and The Italian Body
- on March 14th, 2010. Sunny Florida for Sunny KIT's Ladies for Sunny KIT's Shows!
Need help going to Rome or to NY?
KIT IN THE CITY.COMThe Bilingual News on Roma and New York
KIT in the City.com is your guide through the two Capitals of the world! Exhibitions, shows, restaurants, hotels, latest trends and much much more: a KIT of news to enjoy these two beautiful cities!
To honor KIT's tradition, the web-site speaks both English and Italian.
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.
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.
According to ancient Greeks, Kairos was the god of the "fleeting moment," "a favorable opportunity opposing the fate of man." Such a moment must be grasped (by the tuft of hair on the personified forehead of the fleeting opportunity); otherwise the moment is gone and cannot be re-captured (personified by the back of head being bald). A concept similar to Kairos is that behind the famous motto "Carpe Diem" and a sort of recurrence in the idea of Kairos is linked with the theme of The Wheel of Fortune, which continuously rotates.
Once upon a time... KIT!
Many years ago (I was still in Italy) I have started my own theatre company with some friends, all actors like me. We decided to call us with the temporary name of Le Gramaglie, which was fun, but didn't feel completely right. Then one day, in Rome (my city), while I was walking through an exhibition dedicated to the Greek scolptur Lysippos, I have discovered a fascinated figure, Kairos, which Lysippos replicated a lot.
Kairos was a semi-god, with a lot of hair in the forehead while completely bold in the back. He simbolized the right occasion grabbed at the right moment: in fact, you can grab it when it's coming (the hair in the forehead), but when it's gone, you won't catch it anymore... I found the concept to be beautiful, an hymn to life lived at full, an exhortation to grab the chance, even when it looks risky, just because your heart says that is the right one.
This is the very simple reason I have called my company Kairos, and when I have came to the States, I have just added Italy to better show what the company was about.
After so many years, I can say that I was right: I took many chances, and I still do, and it's still very beautiful and rewarding!
Email: [email protected]
Tel +1-212-254 4025