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Dear KIT friends,

it's almost time to taste those exciting bollicine and to cheer to the New Year (and according to the Mayas, a New Era).   


In cheering the new year, we ask you to remember KIT and its progress in the theater community in the US and in the world. 


Being the Italian theater company in NY is very exciting. 2012 proved again that Italian theater is alive and loved and that bilingual theater is fascinating and enjoyable.


There is still so much to do, to explore, to bring, to stage and to share with an international audience. We are passionately working  for the future of the Italian Theater in NY and abroad. We made some very important steps in 2012 (see below) and we have even bigger news for 2013!!! 

Before a new year arrives, we ask you to support the Italian Theater Company in NY and share with us the passion and love for our theater and culture. You are very important to us! 

And from all of us (Laura, Donatella, Janine, Natasha, Marta, Emanuele, Carlo, Carlotta, Francesco, Ilaria, Jacopo, Romina...)


What happened to KIT in 2012?
  1. Became the COMPANY IN RESIDENCE at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU;
  2. Added new company members (Carlo Giuliano, Janine White);
  3. Presented two new productions (Voci nel Deserto, No Escape);
  4. Created YoungKIT, the young company of KIT;
  5. Presented readings of brand new translations (The Woman in the Wardrobe);
  6. Co-presented events, even with live streaming linked to Italy (Calabria Day USA);
  7. Participated in production of the documentary  "Testardi" by Lucia Grillo, produced by Calandra Institute;
  8. Co-produced the tour in Rome for NO ESCAPE in a reduced version, with just two monologues...
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.

KIT has produced more than 20 performances and events over the years, collaborating with Off-Off and Off Broadway theaters and with US Institutions such as The Kitchen, The Fringe Festival, the Abrons Art Center, Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo' at NYU, Italian Academy at Columbia University, Film Society at Lincoln Center, Dahesh Museum of Art, NY Hall of Science, the Flea Theatre, Theater for the New City, Montclair State University, Suffolk County Community College, the Bernie West Theater at Baruch College, the cell theatre among many others.


KIT brings always premiere to the US stages. Works never translated before by Ennio Flaiano, Franca Valeri, Eduardo De Filippo, and Pier Paolo Pasolini have been presented to the US audience, who has grown in appreciation and in number since the first production in 1997. And since May 2003, KIT has been presented the Double Theatre Experience: one act performed first in English and then in Italian.


KIT has curated several events all related to Italian Culture: "Fellini-Flaiano: a different take", "Caricatures from Tolentino", "Fellini and The Myth of I Vitelloni in Italian Cinema" in 2003. KIT is the representative of the De Curtis Family in the US and the curator of the exhibition "Excerpts from a Prince named Toto'".


KIT organizes also classes of Italian&Theatre for children and adults in NY and NJ, has opened the bi-lingual online magazine Kit in the City, dedicated to cultural and every-day events in New York and Rome and it's about to open Teatro Italiano Network, a theatrical agency dedicated to Italian Companies and Artists.


KIT is the theater company in residency at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU.