KITNews February 2015

Dear KIT Friends,


it's cold outside and it's busy inside KIT's office! 


I have many happy announcements to share with you:

1. I have been awarded a grant by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for the Mandragola, a play you'll be seeing on stage this upcoming April together with the Decameron (see below);
2. KIT has been invited to perform the Decameron at a conference on Boccaccio in Baltimore at the end of April;

3. In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY is growing considerably. This year we are

doubling the number of companies and of locations (and events!);

4. We are organizing a fun fundraising on April 8th where you can come and support KIT! In the meantime, if you feel donating, go to KIT's Support Page.


That's all for now... stay tuned, there is so much coming up!


With love and love and love, 



   Coming UP: The Decameron + La Mandragola on Stage!

April 8-12, 2015 - Bernie Wohl Center
Two shows and a fundraising in 5 days.


April 8 - 7pm

KIT Fundraising
Special Open Dress Rehearsals followed by a buffet dinner made by KIT members.

Silent auction... 
Details to come!

April 9 and 11 at 7pm,
April 12 at 2pm

The three novels of the Decameron by Messer Giovanni Boccaccio that influenced the Mandrake Root by Messer Machiavelli.

April 10 and 12 at 7pm, 
April 11 at 2pm

Callimaco and Ligurio trick Master Nicia into giving access to Lucrezia, his beautiful and young wife.


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KIT e Shakespeare

Francesco Andolfi
Giulia Bisinella
Carlotta Brentan
Francesco Meola
Jacopo Rampini
Irene Turri

Directed by 
Laura Caparrotti

Presented by KIT and Bernie Wohl Center
Funds have been provided by Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimo' and by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Schools are welcome! Ask for our workshops on Boccaccio and Machiavelli and Shakespeare to be brought to your schools, before coming to the shows.
Send an email to
Coming up in May: Third edition of 
In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY
IN SCENA! Italian Theater festival NY

Almost there! The lineup of shows is completed, now to the readings and the Mario Fratti Award. The third edition is going to be monumental. 

Announcement are coming soon, start to save the many dates between May 4 to May 20... 

A new wave of Italian theater is coming! Check In Scena's website to know more: 
PLEASE NOTE: New Website in the Making

KIT is in the process of having its website renovating. 

New section will be added, a big one on education, and each show and presentation will have a better dedicated space, with videos and photos. We are also adding a blog! 

If you experience problems with KIT website, we do apologize in advance. We plan to have the new website running by middle of March. It will be a slow process, but we are determined to bring you a great new site where to get news and information about Italian culture and KIT's work.

We can't wait to share the new born with you!
Questions? Ideas? Booking of a show? Send us an email:

Our friends and collaborators at IDACONYC are organizing a Festival at the end of May. Submission season is open. 

If you'd like to know more or would like to submit, check their website at 

Italy in NY
Symposium: DANTE AS A POLITICAL THEORIST: Historicizing Theology and Theologizing Power at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo' 

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