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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.

Dear Friends,

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY is happening and we cannot be happier! 

All the shows have been sold out, the staged readings have been applauded enthusiastically, the performances have hed standing ovation. Most of all, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE is congratulating with us for the great idea, the good work and the quality of the presentations. 

I'd like also to acknowledge STEFANO CORSO, the Maestro photographer, owner of 42mm, who followed our interns, ANDREA PICCHIO, Maestro photographer as well, ANDREA CASELLA and our interns.. you'll see their work in our Gallery very soon!
Last but not least, do not forget to follow the Tribute to Mario Fratti also after the Festival ends. The Tribute, in fact, goes on until June 23rd. For more information, please check our incredible partners at
Check the Festival website for new press and photos: inscenany.com... I see you IN 


IN SCENA! Italian Theater festival NY  

  June 10-20 2013


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On the occasion of the Year of Italian culture in the United States, Kairos Italy Theater, the preeminent Italian theater company in New York City, is organizing In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY the first Italian Theater Festival to take place in all five boroughs of the city: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. FREE ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS!

Solo Anna Casa Belvedere

 Photo by Andrea Casella - Lidia Vitale in Solo Anna at Casa Belvedere




FULL PERFORMANCES (in Italian and English)



Jennu Brigannu (Once Upon a Time there were Brigands) 
by Vincenza Costantino, artistic collaboration Nino Racco, directed by Ernesto Orrico. With Dante de Rose, Manolo Muoio, Ernesto Orrico. 
Jennu Brigannu
Produced by Teatro della Ginestra. 


The stories of brigands during the unification of Italy as told by three actors in a stage that is set with three chairs only.  An impressive adventure in storytelling by a theater company, the Teatro della Ginestra, which has worked since 1995 to find new form of theater communication. The group focuses on the use of the Calabrian dialect as a language for a new form of theater, linked to the past yet experimenting into the future. 

Performed in Calabrian Dialect, in Italian and in English.
June 16 at 6:30 PM - Dicapo Opera, 
184 East 76th Street, Manhattan
June 18 at 6:30PM - Calandra Institute
25 West 43 street, 17 floor, Manhattan


Niui�rc Niui�rc
written, directed and performed by Francesco Foti
NY NY June 14A journey across the Big Apple, based on a true travel diary. A 'young' 40-year-old 'boy' finds himself disoriented in the big city. He gets lost in the streets, avenues and parks of Manhattan while meeting a unique collection of characters. A funny, tender and original story about finding yourself in a foreign city. 


Performed in English and Italian.


June 18 at 6:30PM - Calandra Institute
25 West 43 street, 17 floor, Manhattan


June 19, 8:00 PM, JACK, 

505� Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn

Mario Fratti
A Tribute to Mario Fratti: Three one acts  
directed by Kevin Albert. In collaboration with Mare Nostrum Elements. 
 The festival ends with three one acts by the renowned Italian author Mario Fratti: "Actors," "Dina and Alba" and "Missionaries."  Directed by Kevin Albert, performed in English. 


June 19 at 2:00 PM. The Secret Theater, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens.    

To RSVP for this FREE festival performance, email: [email protected]


STAGED READINGS (in English - curated by KIT)


Marathon (La Maratona Di New York) by Edoardo Erba,
adapted by Israel Horovitz
With HBO's 
Boardwalk Empire Vincent Piazza and Bedlam's Ted Lewis.

Winner of the Premio Candoni 1992; debuted at Teatro Due di Parma 1993 starring Italian stars "Montalbano" Luca Zingaretti and Bruno Armando.

Two friends are training for the New York Marathon. But it is a strange night: one of them cannot recognize the path, nor does he remember how he got there.  Performed in English. 


June 16 at 6:30 PM - Dicapo Opera,  
184 East 76th Street, Manhattan 


Mornings At Ten To Four (Le Mattine Dieci Alle Quattro) 
by Luca De Bei, translated by Carlotta Brentan
With Drew Bruck, Carlotta Brentan, Yosef Podolsky.
Winner of several awards, including the 2010 Golden Graal Award for Best Directing and Le Maschere del Teatro Award 2011 as Best Original Italian play. Finalist of the Enrico Maria Salerno Theatre Award 2007 and of the Riccione Theatre Award 2009. The play debuted in Rome in 2009 and was published in Italy in 2010.

Every morning, at ten to four, three youths - a construction worker, a Romanian immigrant, and a girl - meet at the same bus stop. The setting is the suburbs of Rome, the time is the present. In the background are a love story, a friendship, and the controversial theme of death due to unsafe working conditions on construction sites. The lives of the three characters are told through the vivid slang of the slums.  Performed in English.


June 17 at 6PM, Italian Cultural Institute

686 Park Avenue, Manhattan 




Panel/Performance: "Traveling Theater, Traveling Languages"

June 18, 6:00 PM, Calandra Italian American Institute,
25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, Manhattan

Performances by Teatro della Ginestra and Francesco Foti.
Moderated by Lucia Grillo, Calabrisella Films. 



 Logo 2013


Support is provided by the Consulate General of Italy in New York and Ferrero USA Inc. as part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States, an initiative held under the auspices of the President of the Italian Republic, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Italy in Washington with the support of the Corporate Ambassadors Eni and Intesa Sanpaolo in collaboration with the General Consulate of Italy In New York.

In Scena! is co-presented by Mare Nostrum Elements, KIT Italia, the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU, the Italian Culture Institute in New York, The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere on Staten Island, JACK, AnabellaLenzu DanceDrama in Brooklyn, Inwood Shakespeare Festival, Moose Hall Company, Figment, Little Italy Bronx, Belmont New York Public Library in the Bronx, Brindiamo! On NYC Channel 25, 42mm, America Oggi,  Alto Jonio Dance Festival and the Italian International Dance Festival.





Italics:  NOIAW Gala/Italian American Ranchers & Cowboy Poet
Italics: NOIAW Gala/Italian American Ranchers & Cowboy Poet

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June 13-30th, Thursday-Monday at 7 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and 7 PM

Tickets: $20/$15 students & seniors

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Between the Seas Festival

July 22-28 

A Festival of Performing Arts from the Mediterranean. 


Between the Seas Festival (July 22-28) returns to the Wild Project for its 3rd edition with some of the most cutting-edge, innovative performers from the Mediterranean. This year's program includes Italian choreographer Vanessa Tamburi, Sardinian jazz ensembe Aghera Project (in partnership with Drom) as well as contemporary theater from Greece, contemporary dance from Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Israel and NYC. 


Special discount for our In Scena! friends: use code MEDFRIEND and receive 20% off regular festival tickets. Applicable for purchases online or on the phone: 212.352.3101. Visit www.betweentheseas.org for festival info.