MAY 2012

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Dear KIT's Friends,  


When you don't hear from KIT, it means we are working in bringing more Italian theater, art, Italian infinite culture to the States. 


Many things are happening and I am proud to say that 2012 could really symbolize the turning point for our beautiful company. As you could check below, we are welcoming new members in the KIT family, we are presenting new events and... well, we are preparing something even bigger for 2013. I am not going to add more. For now. You'll be discovering everything step by step, together with us. 


You'll hear from us again very soon... until then, 


Ciao, Laura&KIT  
Introducing KIT Associate Producer
Janine White AP
We met Janine in 2009. She sat in the audience at our first KITCaffe'.  She had organized a meet up at our event and she came to talk to us. We immediately loved her. Her smile, her energy and her love for anything Italian conquered us. Then, she collaborated with KIT in the production of Tosca and the two downstairs. Janine is a great worker, a great producer and a great person, so we dared to ask her to join KIT as Associate Producer. She accepted! Thank you Janine, we are honored to welcome you in the KIT family!

MAY 14, 2012

Celebrating Ennio Flaiano (1910-1972) 

Origin Theater Company
in association with Casa Italiana-Zerilli Marimo' 
and Kairos Italy Theater present the reading of


The Woman in the Wardrobe

by Ennio Flaiano

US Premiere  



 Translated by Marisa Trubiano, Directed by Laura Caparrotti

With Rocco Sisto, Tom O'Keefe, Caro Giuliano, Jesse Presler 

Part of Origin's eighth annual 'Mondays of May' play reading series
in association with NYU's Glucksman Ireland House



June 9+10, 2012 

KIT @ FigmentNY

Governor Island



Voci nel deserto 




KIT is proud of collaborating with Voci Nel deserto in bringing to the US a project born and raised in Italy and now becoming an international success. 



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Coming Up Fall 2012 

Celebrating Dino Buzzati (1906-1972)

Dipinto Dino Buzzati

Women with NO escape

Four monologues

Eight Actresses

Two Languages

One of the most intriguing authors

from Italy: DINO BUZZATI.


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Donate to KIT through The Field... because we are always fundraising!




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.

Quick Links
in (& around) NY


Steam:The Turkish Bath by Ferzan Ozpeteck at WALTER READE THEATER 


 Montale Early and Late at the ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE


Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronze at the FRICK COLLECTION




Le Conversazioni: An evening with Martin Amis and Ian Buruma at the MORGAN LIBRARY


Bellini, Titian, and Lotto, North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo at the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM  


Argento: Cinema in Blood at MAD Museum


Pino Daniele in Tour at the APOLLO THEATRE





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.

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.

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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

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