MARCH 2011

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Dear KIT's Friends,  


Here we are again! We've been doing some cleaning and organizing, and we are ready to start again our monthly communications.  


What's new with KIT? A lot! We now offer services for theater companies, actors, directors, producers in Rome, Italy and in NY, NY. We have added speech classes to our education profile, and we have been updated our press and video sections in KIT's website. There is much more update to do, but at least we have started!


More important, we are working full time in bringing Gomorrah, the play very soon to NY stages. You'll hear from us about this very important production! 


Ciao, Laura&KIT 



The following list is just an example of the services offered by KIT. We'll be happy to share with you our experience of 10 years in NY and more in Italy in the field of Theater, Cinema, Art, Culture. Contact us!


Organization of Events (National and International Events such as Exhibitions, Wine and Food Tasting, Conferences, Lectures, Presentation);

Curating exhibitions and series of cultural events related to Literature, Visual Arts, Cinema and Theater;

Translation and Adaptations in English or in Italian of Theatre's plays;

Liaison with International Art/Theater/Film Festival and Cultural Institutions;

Locating and Licensing of Plays and screenplays;

Events' promotion and PR in NYC and in Rome, Italy... and the list could go on and on and on...  



speechDo you need to improve your Italian pronunciation? Do you need to act in a movie, play, opera and you need to speak Italian? KIT offers private tutoring in Italian pronunciation. 


Tutoring & coaching is offered on:

1. Italian pronunciation for CEO and Administrators: for everyone who needs to speak Italian in meetings and in front of a crowd;  

2. Italian pronunciation for plays, movies and Opera;  

3. Dialect Coach: for everyone who needs to speak not only Italian, but a specific dialect (Sicilian, Calabrese, Neapolitan, Roman...). 


KIT's teachers have several years of experience in teaching pronunciation. Thanks to our method, you'll be able to roll the 'r', to pronounce the vowels in the right ways, and to understand how the Italian language works.


To inquire about all the above, send a detailed email to [email protected].  



On March 23 at 6pm, Laura and Francesco Campari will offer a dramatic readings of excerpts from Le cento citta' d'Italia rivisitate by Filippo La Porta, during the presentation of such book by the author. The event will take place at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU (24 W 12 street). Free admission.



Marta keeps surprising us! She has just published her first novel, "Occhi di cane Cuore di cervo", Cairo Editore. Check out Marta's website to know more about the book!



Our favorite Chef and KIT's friend Mauro Trabalza has a new blog. It's all about Great Food and Wine, Cinema and ROMA!  We know you don't want to miss it!   



KIT's Friend Jerry Rudes is presenting a new Cinemonde Soiree dedicated to Passione, A Musical Adventure by John Turturro. The soiree is March 23. It starts at 6:30pm with Cocktails and Hoers d'Ouvre, continues with the private screening of the film, to end with desserts and Q&A. with Mr. Turturro. For info:  [email protected].



KIT's friend and award-winning filmmaker Lucia Grillo and her film company Calabrisella Films is launching a fundraising campaign for the feature-length narrative film, A Tigered Calm on with perks ranging from DVDs of the completed film A Tigered Calm, to a walk-on role in the film, to Red Carpet access at the film's premiere. For more information about the story, the production team, and how to be part of making this film happen, visit  


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If you believe in KIT, send a donation. Even the smallest donation means the world to us!

Go to The Field Artist's Contribution Page 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.

In This Issue
Quick Links
Kairos Italy Theater
KIT In The City
Find us on Facebook

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
La Collina Italiana
Every Little Movement
Mare Nostrum Elements
Anabella Lenzu/Dance Drama
The Flea Theater
Essence of Italy
the cell theatre

Italy in (& around) NY

Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Joyce DiDonato at CASA ITALIANA ZERILLI-MARIMO'

"A woman, a voice, a myth": An exhibition celebrating the great singer Maria Callas at the ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE

"Guitar Heroes" at the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM

Arlecchino Love Sick

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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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  sculptor 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 symbolized 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

To contact KIT, send an email to [email protected]
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