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Dear KIT's Friends,  

So little space, so many news... welcome back! 

Updates from KIT:  

1. Readings and shows coming up, read carefully the newsletter... 

2. We have expanded our VIDEO section on the website. Now we are working on the other sections with the legendary slow Italian rhythm...

3. The season is going to be full of news... we are very excited and you'll be too! Promise!

4. We are rehearsing  for the November's play Sister, Cousin, Aunt by our esteemed collaborator Dave Johnson. We have an exceptional cast, led by the famous Italian actress Lydia Biondi, and we'll be performing in Rome, at the TeatroDue, very close to Piazza di Spagna... and we are very happy about the work that everyone involved is doing... for more details visit our page on KIT's website.


VERY IMPORTANT: Our campaign to help the production of the Sister, Cousin, Aunt in Rome is still on. We are trying to raise $ 10,000 within October 18, one month before the production opens.  Check the campaign and contribute any way you can... As always, your support is our greatest strength!  


Ciao, Laura&KIT  

September 29, 2011

Theater for the New City

(155 First avenue)
8PM -


during the series curated by Mario Fratti

dedicated to the New Italian Theater, 

KIT presents for the very first time
the reading of

Family Business 

(Impresa di Famiglia)


by Ivan and Pierpaolo Palladino

Translated by Dave Johnson and Laura Caparrotti  


 Carlo Giuliano, Nicholas Maccarone, Mario Padula, Jesse Presler, Maria Riboli, and others.   




Impresa di Famiglia is having its World-Premiere exactly the day before, on September 28, at the Teatro Comunale Vespasiano in Rieti,Italy.

Impresa di Famiglia Locandina

In Italy, the play is directed by Pietro Bontempo with Andrea Tidona, Pietro De Silva, Paolo De Vita, Daniele Monterosi, Caterina Misasi, Sante Paolacci. Set and Costumes by Alessia Sambrini.  Produced by Racconti Teatrali.For more information:



presenta in Prima Europea  




Sister Cousin Aunt Cartolina 1  

Sister, Cousin, Aunt

 scritto da Dave Johnson  

 Diretto da Laura Caparrotti


Con Giulia Adami, Lydia Biondi, Laura Caparrotti


Organizzazione e Ufficio Stampa Donatella Codonesu 


18-20 Novembre, 2011

Teatro Due 

Vicolo dei Due Macelli, 37 (Piazza di Spagna) 

Roma (Italy) 
Tel. 06-6788259







  Sguardi S-Velati 2011

Lo spettacolo viene presentato all'interno della Rassegna  

Sguardi S-Velati: punti di vista al femminile


4 Ottobre- 20 Novembre 2011


KITNews Members and Friends...


KIT's Advisory Board Member August Ventura is starting a new adventure: making a documentary... about what? You'll discover it at the first screening!!!


Laura will perform in a reading directed by KIT's friend Carlo Giuliano. The title is PRECARI DENTRO and it will be presented at the Theater for the New City on September 27, 2011 at 8pm. Free Admission.  


Have you seen our Emanuele Secci with Mr. Clooney in TV? No??? Well, then you can watch the video by going to Kairos Italy Theater Facebook page... or to Emanuele's Fan Page on FaceBook!


KIT's friends Lydia Biondi and Elizabeth Inserra are participating at the Golden Doors Film Festival. Their documentary The Others... and the others will be screened on October 15 and 16, 2011. Check the website for more details, and go to see the doc, it's about Immigration, from Calabria to the States.


KIT's friend Frank J. Avella is having an encore reading of his play Consent on October 11th at 7pm at The National Comedy Theater on 37th street. For more details and to RSVP, check the IMPETUS ENSAMBLE page.  

Closing Headline

You can always donate to KIT through The Field...


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.

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A musical talk with Canzoniere Greganico at CASA ITALIANA AT NYU   


Marriage Italian Style and The Temptation of Dr. Antonio at FILM FORUM  

"The towers, the portico, the farms: fortified Villas in Northern Italy" at CASA ITALIANA AT NYU


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KIT Mission
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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.


Speech Classes


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...).   


Services servizi

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


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


Events and shows organization, logistic and promotion + Theater PR in NYC and in Rome, Italy;


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


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


Locating and Licensing of Plays and screenplays.






Closing Headline
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

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