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BUON ANNO!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Dear KIT Friends,

How fast time goes by... it seems yesterday that we were ready to celebrate 2010, and now it's time to say goodbye to this year!
Before doing that, let me review 2010 KIT's production...


In February, Tosca e le altre due by Franca Valeri got amazing reviews both from the critics and the audience (you can check our press section). The best review ever was the one by Franca Valeri herself who personally told me how 'bella' the production appeared from the articles and the photos I sent her.

In May and June, we presented the very first readings of Gomorrah, the play, written by Roberto Saviano and Mario Gelardi. The readings were sold out, the cast was amazing and the play was so powerful to leave everyone without words.

And then we toured with Toto', with professor Margherita, we started speech and dialect classes, and we created events on Italian Cinema and Theater.
What can I say? Another productive year for KIT!


And now, here KIT's resolutions for 2011:
  • Bring Gomorrah on stage to keep talking about serious problems in our societies;
  • Prepare the tour for Tosca e le altre due, maybe even in a only-English version;
  • Work on our next project: Idroscalo '93, a play by Mario Gelardi on the death of the poet and director Pier Paolo Pasolini and on everything there is behind that death...;
  • Start the KIT Project Theater in Translation in Rome presenting American plays;
     
  • Most important: keep producing high quality performances and events celebrating the best of our culture.

To do it all, we need your support. If you believe in KIT and you love what we do,
then consider making a end-of-the year donation to Kairos Italy Theater.

It's easy, fast, and it means the world to us!

1. GO TO THE CONTRIBUTE TO A SPONSORED ARTIST AT THE FIELD PAGE;
2. Select  Laura Caparrotti/Kairos Italy Theater of the drop down list of Sponsored Artists;
3. Put the amount you wish to donate in the "Contribution Amount" slot;
4. Click on CONTRIBUTE... and THANK YOU!!!

PS: Please be sure to fill in all of the contact info so that we can acknowledge your donation with a proper thank you!

Last but not least, I'd like to wish everyone of you, and your families, a serene and healthy 2011, full of life: smiling, intense, powerful, and poetic LIFE.
BUON ANNO!

Laura and KIT

END/BEGINNING OF THE YEAR DONATIONS
How to help KIT making its dream productions...


DONATE 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
New York, NY 10003

DONATE BY CREDIT CARD
Go to The Field Contribution To Artists' Page and select  Laura Caparrotti/Kairos Italy Theater of 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!

DONORS LEVEL
The levels' titles refer to the names used for the artists and for the producer in Traditional Italian Theater.


Impresario $ 25,000+

Co-Production Sponsor credit, 10 tickets to two full productions, plus Primi Attori benefits.

 

Primi attori (Main Actors) $ 10,000+

Production Sponsor credit, 8 tickets to two full productions, plus Caratteristi benefits.

 

Caratteristi (Character Actors) $ 5,000+

One VIP dinner with the company, 4 tickets to one full production plus Attor Giovani benefits.

 

Attor Giovani (Young Actors) $ 500+

VIP Reserved Seating at opening night and special events, and priority in seats reservation in all General Admission events, plus Comparse benefits.

 

COMPARSE (Extras) $100+

Acknowledgement in all programs, special gadgets from Kairos Italy Theater Inc.

PUBBLICO (Audience) up to $100

Acknowledgement in all programs.

Donations are fully tax-deductable through our fiscal sponsor, The Field, a 501(3) not-for-profit organization.


 

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.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.

DREAM PRODUCTION N. 1

GOMORRAH the play locandina Gomorra
Adapted by Roberto Saviano and Mario Gelardi.
Translated and adapted by Laura Caparrotti and Dave Johnson
in collaboration with Rocco Sisto.

Gomorrah, set in the suburbs of Naples, Italy, tells the story of a local journalist, Roberto Saviano, as he investigates the world of the Neapolitan Mafia, known as The Camorra.  Founded as a means of survival, The Camorra, manipulates the ideals of honor and manhood and devolves into a cancer that threatens to kill not only the victims, but also the host.  Saviano links five disparate lives of educated young men and teenage gang members embroiled in this criminal system that extends from the slums of Naples to the fashion houses of Milan and beyond.  The play demonstrates how the criminal element in a small suburb has tragic and deadly repercussions to a city, a country, and ultimately, the world.


 

Gomorra, the book,was published in 2006. In January 2009 the number of copies sold in Italy surpassed 2,000,000. The book has been translated in 42 countries. It appeared in the best sellers' lists of Germany, Holland, Spain, France, Sweden and Finland. The New York Times has placed it amongst the most important books of 2007, while The Economist has included it among the hundred books of the year. Saviano is the only Italian to be placed in both lists. Gomorrah, the movie, was released in 2008, winning several awards, such as the Gran Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. In April 2008 Gomorrah, the play, opened in Napoli. Gomorrah played for three years to continuously sold-out houses in Italy.

About Kairos Italy Theater

KIT-Kairos Italy Theater was founded in 2000 and since then has presented more than ten world-premiere, has performed in the major cities in the United States and in Canada, and has collaborated with major American and International institutions and important theaters such as Film Society at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rome Film Festival, The Kitchen, the Flea Theatre, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU, and several Italian Cultural Institutes world-wide. For more information, visit: www.kitheater.com.