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October 23 celebration of Dino Buzzati
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'
October 27 Calabria Day USA
October 30-November 18 NO Escape 4 monologues
by Dino Buzzati, Cherry Lane Studio, New York
December 18-20 No Escape-2 monologues by Dino Buzzati, Teatro Due, Roma

Dear KIT friends, 


I wanted to start this newsletter with KIT Fall (busy) schedule to give you a little taste of what we have prepared for you.


First, We'll be presenting a month long celebration of one of the most important Italian authors of the past century: Dino Buzzati. He was a journalist, a writer, a painter, a comic writer, a critic, basically a very interesting personality.  On the 40th anniversary of his death, we celebrate his immense talent with theater and art with one event at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo', our house, and a three weeks perfomance-series at the Cherry Lane Theater.


In October, we bring to New York the first Calabria Day USA. On October 27, in Lamezia Terme, Calabria and in New York, NY, Calabria and its successful stories will be celebrated with a program including a screening, a concert and much more!


In December, we'll bring back Buzzati to Italy to be, again, at Sguardi S-velati at the Teatro Due. 


Most important, FUNDRAISING! A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN has been created to raise the remaining amount of money needed to KICK our production of Buzzati's monologue. The Buzzati's women wait for you to bring them to the NY stage... they need love and money... Irma, Velia, Iris and Luisa will be forever grateful...


Ciao, Laura&KIT  

THE BUZZATI WOMEN WANT IT ALL:  $10,500 in 35 days! 


It's ALL or NOTHING...

NO ESCAPE: Monologues by Dino Buzzati Trailer by Beach Monster

The video has been made by Beach Monster, a company who believes in our work and gave the Buzzati's women their time and expertise in making this video. 

Beach Monster is a 'Transmedium Artist Laboratory', originating in Brooklyn and spreading throughout the United States. By harnessing classical filmmaking tools, high technology, and developing innovative ideas to create products and services that were never before offered (with a straight face, at least), they call their work "perception design". Someone needs to fashion experiences, right?

From the moment of seeing a Beach Monster campaign (or even before), target audiences are often unaware when they are actually witnessing a campaign. They become involved in pre-existing context and stories.

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Introducing the women...

Ilaria Amadasi, Lydia Biondi, Laura Caparrotti, Rosemary Fine, Lucia Grillo, Emily McNamara, Amy Frances Quint, Marta Mondelli

Translated by Natasha Lardera

Faccia made by Lucretia Moroni

Set by Lucretia Moroni



Four monologues

Eight Actresses

Two Languages

One author



Celebrating Dino Buzzati (1906-1972)

October 23 @Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'

October 30-November 18 @ 

Cherry Lane Theater



Commedia dell'arte Workshop
We are happy to announce that  the wonderful Lydia Biondi is going to offer few workshops in NY.
The workshop focuses on the Commedia Dell'Arte as an historical and lively art form. Commedia dell'Arte masks and scenarios (sketches from which actors build their performances) will be used. Other written material will be provided to participants. 

- Historical introduction: The History of Commedia dell'Arte
- Physical training, including folk dances of the period
- Analysis and study of the characters of Commedia
- Exercises utilizing the masks
- Commedia dell'Arte 'scenarios' (scenario studies)
- Scene studies selected from the early plays of Carlo Goldoni
- Final Class (open to an invited public) 

COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE with Lydia Biondi
October 27th to November 18th: four week-ends
Saturdays and Sundays 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Auditors welcome 
For more information:

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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


Strangers in a strange Land: from  the collection of James Periconi at THE GROLIER CLUB


Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion by Elio Preti at the FILM FORUM




Bernini: Sculpting in Clay at the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART


Cesar Must Die by Paolo e Vittorio Taviani at the 50TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL


Book Presentaion: America Doesn't Exist by Antonio Monda at CASA ITALIANA ZERILLI-MARIMO' 


Duo: two plays by Mario Fratti at THE THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY


Daniela Nardi: Espresso Manifesto, the songs of Paolo Conte at DROM


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.

KIT Collaborators
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KIT is the company in residence at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'.


Over the years, KIT has collaborated with:

The Italian Cultural Institute NY

Casa Belvedere, Staten Island

The Film Society at Lincoln Center

The Dahesh Museum

NY Hall of Science

Theater for the New City

Mare Nostrum Elements

Calabrisella Films

Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama

The Flea Theatre

Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Origin Theatre

Montclair State University

City of Rome

and many many more...







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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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