Laura Caparrotti

Laura Caparrotti

Born in Rome, has a degree in Performing Arts from the University “La Sapienza” in Rome, Italy. She also studied independently with Dario Fo (Nobel Prize for Literature 1997), Annie Girardot and Elsa Wolliaston, among others. In Italy she performed for over ten years in theater, with Giancarlo Cobelli, Mario Carotenuto, The Teatro Stabile di Torino, and many others. In New York Laura performed at The Kitchen with the Japanese company OM2 and in The Cosmic Legends Series. She directed and performed the following K.I.T. productions: at The Kitchen and at The Fringe Festival 1998 Black Paintings – a multi-media performance; Necklaces at the Abrons Art Center; Cabaret s’IL vous plait! (Series of comic sketches from the 50s to the present) and Una conversazione continuamente interrotta (adaptation of some excerpts by Ennio Flaiano). She was the guest curator in April 1998 at The Kitchen, for the Hybrid No 16th “No Peace Without Justice”, the co-curator of “Fellini-Flaiano: a different take” at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU in February 2000, “Fellini and The Myth of I Vitelloni in Italian Cinema” in the States in the year 2003. She is the curator of “Excerpts of a Prince named Totò”, a series of events – including an exhibition – on Toto’ touring worldwide. In television, she worked as a journalist as well as an actress. She’s the performing arts and arts correspondent for several publications (America Oggi-Oggi7, All about Jazz, Usitalia, Touch of chic, NY magazine Italia). She has developed a method called Theater&Italian for children and adults that she teaches in NY and in NJ as well as in Rome.... Read more
Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson Poet, Playwright, Translator Dave Johnson is the author of the play, Baptized To The Bone (Dramatists Play Service) and Marble Shoot, a book of poems (Hummingbird Press/Wake Forest University).  A production of Baptized To The Bone enjoyed a run of sold-out performances through May 3, 2009 at the New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.  The play also received awards of best actor and best new play from the Dallas/Fort Worth Critics Forum for the production at The Water Tower Theatre in Dallas.  Dave was critically acclaimed as an actor as well, by The New York Times, for his role in Romulus Linney’s play, True Crimes (1996), and by The Village Voice (1997) for his role in Linney’s Mock Trial.  Dave appeared as a featured poet on CNN International News and was presented as guest artist for The Manhattan Borough President’s inauguration 2006 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   His newest works include a CD recording of original poems, Dead Heat (Champion Records) and a co-translation of the stage-play, Gomorrah.  He teaches writing at Yale University and The Cooper Union.  Dave is currently a visiting Faculty Member of the MFA writing program at The New... Read more