Dear KIT Friends,
We have almost finished the run of Dealers of Souls, a play very dear to me as it talks about the necessity of theater in life. The play comes from In Scena 2013 and it is one of our goal to be able to bring on stage for a full production one of the plays we present as readings.
Beside the honor of directing and playing in it (only three more chances to see me on stage!), the text reminds me constantly why I am doing what I do, with passion and dedication. Because it is necessary. We all need theater to be compassionate and open, to dream, to fantasize and to believe that something new - and better - could happen.
So today we officially enter our Donation-Time, where we invite you to dream and fantasize with us, or at least to help us doing it.
In one week, Tuesday December 1st, is #GivingTuesday; you can give as much as possible by December 1st or on December 1st to celebrate Italian culture and culture all-around.
On December 16, it's the first FESTA DI NATALE, the end-of-the-year KIT FUNdraiser. With only $20 entrance fee you get sweets, drinks and fun while supporting KIT.
If you can't wait to donate to KIT (nice!
), you can also doing it today by clicking on DONATING. If you donate $50 or more, you become KITMember and you get discounts and KITMembers-only events. All donations are Tax-Deductible. Isn't that magnificent?
We are looking to raise at least $10,000 by December 16. It's a big number, but it's a small one for all the program we do (check the what we did-what we do 2015-2016) and we want to do.
For this and for being our friends, I thank you and I wish you a beautiful time with your family in this time of the year.
November 27 and 28 8pm - 29 3pm
Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street)
Dealers of Souls: this theater is (not) for sale by Alberto Bassetti
Presented by Theater for the New City in collaboration with Kairos Italy Theater.
$15 general admission; $12 seniors and students
In Italy (and in the US!), theaters are under real estate pressure; their precious locations and spacious buildings are eagerly sought by developers who try to convert valued cultural assets into commercial buildings. This clash of artistic idealism and commercial opportunism has been dramatized by Italian playwright Alberto Bassetti in a play written many years ago and still (and unfortunately) very contemporary. With Vito LaBella, Laura Caparrotti, Francesco Andolfi. Directed by Laura Caparrotti. Assistant Director Ilaria Amadasi.
YOU ARE INVITED
La Festa di Natale di KIT
KIT first End-of-the-year FUNdraiser: Tombola, Mercante in Fiera, Prizes, Traditional Italian Sweets and many surprises.
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo'
(includes food, drinks, entertainment)
Sneak Peak Announcement for our friends only of
February 4 and 6 at 7:30pm
February 7 at 3pm
by and with
From In Scena! 2013
"Niuiorc Niuiorc," which means "New York" but written out as Italians with strong accents would pronounce it, is Foti's representation of a true travel-diary-story divided into chapters or "cuts" as Foti likes to emphasize: " 'cut' sounds much better than the Italian 'taglia'." By sharing his own experience, Foti puts on display a genuine representation of the feelings, thoughts, emotions and complexities that Italians face when moving to New York, in his case, for the brief time of an English course.
February 5 and 7 at 7:30pm
February 6 at 3pm
L'Italia s'e' desta
by Rosario Mastrota
With Dalila Cozzolino
This is the story of Carletta, a Shakespearean village fool, who witnesses the kidnapping of the Italian national soccer team. The army, politicians and journalists, too busy creating a media storm around the event, and blinded by the magnitude of the news, don't notice her. She's the only person who knows where the team is hidden - but nobody believes her. "L'Italia s'� desta" has been awarded numerous prizes in Italy, including the Teatropia 2012 award, the Restart Award at the Politically Incorrect Festival 2013, and Antimafie Dirittinscena Award 2013. It was also a finalist for the prestigious Hystrio Stage Writing award 2012.
In Scena! Winter
We decide to present an Winter edition to bring back some of the shows much loved and appreciated by te audience. If we were to choose, we would bring back all the shows... as we have only 4 days, we have to limit our choice to two.
For the first edition, we bring back shows from In Scena! 2013 and 2014.
See you at
Bernie Wohl Center
(647 Columbus Avenue)
General Admission $15
Seniors And Students $12