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KITCAFFE' in Montclair
KIT in the
January 10, 2010 KITCAFFE' In MONTCLAIR, Trumptes, Montlciar, NJ: Ignazio Silone
February 3-21, 2010 Tosca e le altre due (Tosca and the two downstairs) by Franca Valeri,
the cell
, NY
Poster Tosca   E anche il 2009 sta giungendo a termine... yes, 2009 is almost gone, and we are celebrating another beautiful year with a lot of events and more friends following us!

2009 was the year of the first KITCAFFE', the making of a new website, and the year of a lot of small, yet very engaging cultural gems.

While still breathing 2009 air, we open the window over 2010 to see a even more gorgeous panorama:
  • The full production of Tosca e le altre due by Franca Valeri,
  • The ongoing series of KITCAFFE' in Montclair and in Manhattan,
  • A brand new website with even the possibility of shopping Italian culture,
  • Other events to be announced slowly... over the year... we promise you amazing moments! 
Finally, Have a wonderful start of 2010... wishing you a beautiful, elegant, artistic, various, eclectic, electric, engaging year... and most of all, a very very very healthy year to you all!


 Laura & KIT


To everyone who came in December to the KITFundraiser, making the event absolutely MAGICAL! Thank you to the artists and to the donors...

if you haven't donated yet to KIT, WE STILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT! We are half way to cover our budget for the show...  help us making this production a great one! Donations of all sizes are welcome and appreciated!
Here the instructions:

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!

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.


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, 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.



KIT@the cell

February 3rd - 21st, 2010

Marta e Laura as Iride and Emilia

Tosca e le Altre due
(Tosca and the Two downstairs)

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)
Thursdays-Fridays 8pm
Saturdays 3pm and 8pm
Sundays 3pm

Tickets $ 20.00 General Admission
$ 15.00 Students and Seniors
IIC Members gets $15.00 ticket when presenting their IIC Membership Card at the Box Office
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.

[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.

Trumpets Jazz Club If you are around, near or in Montclair...
If you like Italian food, Italian wine, and Italian Literature...

in Montclair

Sunday January 10th

First appointment of the New Year with the Italian Literary Salon curated by KIT in collaboration with Trumpets Jazz Club.

Ignazio Silone

Sciascia 2

Trumpets Jazz Club
(6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ)

Cost for event includes materials, coffee/tea, desserts and wine.
$20 pp

Teachers will receive a certificate for two professional development hours.

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.

More Dates:
February 8th: Love and Fun
March 7th: Women Writers
April 12: TBA
May 10: TBA
June 14: TBA

KITCAFFE' in Montclair is presented by KAIROS ITALY THEATER (NY) in collaboration with TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB
with the sponsorship of

NJ coordinators: Kristine Massari & Ruth Kunstadter,
licensed NJ teachers of Italian.
Hosts: Laura Caparrotti & Marta Mondelli, KIT

KIT-Kairos Italy Theater:
Trumpets Jazz Club:

Read what Carolyn Masone has to say about the first KITCAFFE' In Montclair at

Laura and Marta at KITCAFFE' in Montclair
Need help going to Rome or to NY?

440 studios

The Bilingual News on Roma and New York

KIT in the 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.

440 studios

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
440 studios

 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!

Laura Caparrotti
Contact Information
Email: [email protected]
Tel +1-212-254 4025