An Act of Love for the Italian Theater in NY
Dear KIT Friends,
in a few days 2012 will show up, and I'd like to thank you one more time for your love and support through 2011, and through the previous seasons.
For more than 10 years, KIT has been offering Italian productions, events, and series. Because of that, we have seen our audience growing constantly, the press following more and more and lately, we have been recognized internationally and officially as the Italian Theater in NY.
Therefore we know that we need to keep doing what we do: bring Italian Culture on the US stages.Yet, producing plays and events represents still a big, big, big challenge. While I insist to produce high quality events, too often the budgets are still very small, making very challenging to bring everything we'd like to, to life.
I have been lucky to collaborate with artists who, like me, believe in having an Italian theater in the States, continuously representing our culture and our identity at its best . As of now, in fact, KIT has been constantly an act of love by everyone involved: the artist, the audience and myself. This act of love has brought the many things listed below and will bring more in 2012.
We do need more acts of love, though. In order to keep doing what we do, and you love us doing it. Bringing Master Italian Authors to the States, translating them, introducing them to the American audience, making them part of the multi-ethnic American culture: it's a lot of love and a lot of work.
This is why I ask you to donate to KIT. We strongly believe that the Italian Theater should be an important presence in the New York cultural community, but we need your help to work on that. So DONATE and be partner of KIT in making the Italian Theater in NY a stronger reality!
And while you do so, let me wish you:
Happy New Year & Buon Anno with a lot of
Health, Health, Health mixed with even more Happiness!
|In a little more than 10 years, KIT brought you...|
15 US premiere theatre productions, including two in Italy, 3 major exhibitions, several series such as KITCaffe', Theater in Translation Readings, Double Theater, Italian&Theatre, classes, lectures, and books, as we have started our own bilingual publishing adventure.
US Premiere of works by major Italian authors such as Ennio Flaiano, Franca Valeri, Toto', Eduardo De Filippo, Pasolini, Bontempelli, Sciascia among many others.
Exhibition on Toto', Fellini, and the history of Caricature; events with Ben Gazzara, Liliana De Curtis, Filippo La Porta; lectures on Fellini and Flaiano, Commedia dell'Arte, History of Italian theater.
And then Puppetry from Bergamo, Jazz legends from Rome, Italian renowned Chefs... all in the name of Italian Culture!
|NEW PRESS ABOUT KIT|
December 2011: Gold TV interviews Laura Caparrotti on Teatro Italiano in NY.
|Intervista Laura a 7GoldTV .mp4|
|Sister, Cousin, Aunt PressKIT |
A nice run for an intense and dramatic story.
Here some saying about the production:
|2012 IS... |
what follows and much more. Here the highlights, just to give you an idea...
TEATRO ITALIANO NETWORK
a new agency, powered by KIT, to help Italian Companies and Italian artists to enter the US artistic community and to come together under the same umbrella. February 2012.
ENNIO FLAIANO (1910-1972)
US premiere of
The Woman in the Wardrobe
(La Donna nell'Armadio)
DINO BUZZATI (1906-1972)
Women with NO Escape
Us Premiere of 4 Monologues by 8 Actresses
Double Theater Series: each monologue presented in English followed by its version in Italian. Fall 2012.
|A,B,C L' italiano...|
SUPPORT THE ITALIAN THEATER IN NY!
REMEMBER: ALL THE DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
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!
The levels' titles refer to the names used for the artists and for the producer in the 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 and in the web-site
Donations are fully tax-deductible 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, 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.
|KIT- KAIROS ITALY THEATER was founded in 2000 in New York. 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.|
THANK YOU to our collaborators and supporters:
Institutions: Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU, the Italian Consulate in NY, the Italian Cultural Institute in NY, the Italian Cultural Institutes in the major cities in the States, in Canada, and in Europe, the Dahesh Museum, The NY Hall of Science, the Center for Jewish History, Montclair State University, Seton Hall University, Suffolk County Community College, the Naples Italian-American Society, the cell theatre, the Flea Theatre, the Theater for the New City, The Kitchen, the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, 42mm, CSGraphic, Print Mor Copy, CKP Media, Materials for the Arts, The Field.
Individuals: Baronessa Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimo', Ambassador Antonio Bandini, Robert Osborne, Richard Gordon, Indra Thomas, Frank J. Avella, Rosalie Mazzalupo, Jason DeSenna, Larry and Nancy Pantirer, Jane Johnson, Enzo Capua, Anabella Lenzu, Todd Caroll, Regina Pierallini design, Massimo LaRocca, Chiara Tosatti, Adolfo Cosi, Fred Gardaphe', Lucia Grillo, Donato DiGeronimo, Benedetta Capanna, Andrea Lolli, Rocco Sisto, Max Casella, Vincent Piazza, Edoardo Ballerini, Nicholas Maccarone, John Anthony Russo, Tom 'OKeffee, Francesco Campari, Bill Russo, Dennis Loiacono, Nicola Iervasi, Carlo Giuliano, Ciro Casella, Niccolo' Rosselli, Francesco and Nicoletta Fama', Elisa Martorana, Giancarlo Codonesu, Giuseppe and Debora Codonesu, Laura Fantini, Stefano Corso, Alfredo Sebastiano, Kyoko Oucho, Enrico Amarante, Lorenza Ancilli, Roberta e Paolo Bazzichelli, Alison Miller, Amelia Antonucci, Martin Stiglio, Loredana Magni, Luciano Vera, Francesco Troccoli, Fabio Tortora, Tim Lewis, Krinsten Lyndaker, Pierpaolo Palladino, Roberto Gatto, Danilo Rea, Valerio Mastandrea, Giandomenico Petrocelli, Mariela Gizzi, Micaela Porcu, Raffaella Sabatino, Barbara Settimi, Barbara Tidore, Emanuela Tanini, Rossana and Fabrizio Tondolo... just to name a few...
LAURA CAPARROTTI, ROMINA BUFANO, DONATELLA CODONESU, VITO DI BELLA, DAVE JOHNSON, NATASHA LARDERA, MARTA MONDELLI, LUCRETIA MORONI, BRUCE RABINOWITZ, EMANUELE SECCI, JANINE WHITE.
STEFANO ALBERTINI, DIRECTOR - CASA ITALIANA ZERILLI MARIMO' AT NYU
MARIO FRATTI, PLAYWRIGHT - AUTHOR OF NINE THE MUSICAL
MARISA TRUBIANO, PROFESSOR OF ITALIAN STUDIES - MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, NJ
AUGUST VENTURA, WRITER