In Scena! Winter Edition – February 4-7 2016

In Scena! Winter Edition – February 4-7 2016

  KIT is very proud to introduce the newly born In Scena! Winter, a shorter version of In Scena!. In Scena Winter will bring back two favorites from past editions. The location is one of In Scena! partners, the Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside. In Scena! Winter is presented by KIT, KIT Italia, Italy in  the US, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU together with the Bernie Wohl Center and the Italian Cultural Institute in NY. Coming back for In Scena! Winter first edition are: NIUIORC NIUIORC by and with Francesco Foti (In Scena 2013) February 4, 6 7:30pm, February 7 3pm L’ITALIA S’E’ DESTA by Rosario Mastrota, with Dalila Cozzolino (In Scena 2014) February 5,7 7:30pm, February 6 3pm. Bernie Wohl Center Tickets $15 – Students and Seniors $12 Buy tickets with Brown Paper Tickets ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS On February 6, 2016, two additional events will take place within In Scena! Winter. At 4pm, following Italy Has Arisen performance, Rosario Mastrota and Dalila Cozzolino will present a LESSON-SHOW ON COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE.  In one hour, the two Italian actors will explain and show the most important Commedia dell’Arte characters: Arlecchino, Giangurgolo, Pulcinella, Pantalone, Balanzone and many others. A funny lesson for learning and laughing!   AT 8:30pm the FESTA DI CARNEVALE will bring people into the Carnival atmosphere featuring music, dance and commedia dell’arte characters. Michela Musolino, Singer, Pamela Lenzu, Flamenco Dancer and many others will join for an evening of Italian... Read more
What we did-What we do 2015-2016

What we did-What we do 2015-2016

Some of the things we did in 2015: The Cloven Viscount, Suffolk County, March Boccaccio’s Decameron and Machiavelli’s Mandrake Root, NY,  Baltimore and Vassar College, April and October The Dante Session – Washington DC, April In Scena! Third Edition, NY and Beyond, May In Scena With Irene, May and on In Scena Channel on Roku! Professor Margherita at Italics TV and on Tour Fallaci, Syros, Greece, August-September My name is Farfariello, October Pasolini (1975-2015), November Dealers of Souls, November   Some of the things we do in 2016 (and 2017): February 4-7, 2016 First edition of In Scena! Winter February 6, Festa di Carnevale: FUNdairising with Masks and Costumes April 2016: Premiere of a performance based on Pirandello’s  Six Characters in Search of an authors May 2-16, 2016 Fourth Edition of In Scena! Italian Theater festival NY Sumer-Fall 2016: Premiere of the play on Oriana Fallaci, jazz presentations, educational videos, KIT shows touring. In 2017: Goldoni’s Memoirs, 50th anniversary of Toto’ death…   ... Read more
THE DECAMERON

THE DECAMERON

Directed by Laura Caparrotti Featuring: Francesco Andolfi, Giulia Bisinella, Carlotta Brentan, Jacopo Rampini, Irene Turri Debut: MARCH 6, 2014 CASA ITALIANA ZERILLI-MARIMO’ AT NYU Presented also at: The Embassy of Italy in Washington DC The Catholic University of America, Washington DC John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD in repertoire at Bernie Wohl Center, NY, NY Vassar College, NY   After presenting the Mandragola, KIT  presents the Decameron and in particular the three novels that Machiavelli moved from to write the Madragola. The Decameron, subtitled Prencipe Galeotto, is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived the Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. THE NOVELS Day the Third Here Beginneth the Third Day of the Decameron wherein Under the Governance of Neifile Is Discoursed of Such as Have by Dint of Diligence Acquired Some Much Desired Thing or Recovered Some Lost Good THE SIXTH STORY RICCIARDO MINUTOLO, BEING ENAMOURED OF THE WIFE OF FILIPPELLO FIGHINOLFI AND KNOWING HER JEALOUSY OF HER HUSBAND, CONTRIVETH, BY REPRESENTING THAT FILIPPELLO WAS ON THE ENSUING DAY TO BE WITH HIS OWN WIFE IN A BAGNIO, TO BRING HER TO THE LATTER PLACE, WHERE, THINKING TO BE WITH HER HUSBAND, SHE FINDETH THAT SHE HATH ABIDDEN WITH RICCIARDO Day the Seventh Here Beginneth the Seventh Day of the Decameron Wherein Under the Governance of Dioneo Is Discoursed of the Tricks Which or for Love or for... Read more
Festa di Natale

Festa di Natale

Join KIT for the 2015 FUNdraiser FESTA DI NATALE December 16, 2015 – 6pm 24 W 12 street, NY, NY Entrance: $20 – BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE (includes Sweets, drinks and entertainment) KIT starts a new tradition: a night to toast to a new year of KIT events, productions and to life. KIT will offer its friends and supporters music, traditional sweets and drinks together with some Italian games traditional of the winter holidays. Come and play… Check also our Online Auction, great items for Christmas Shopping are waiting… Tombola Napoletana? Romana? come and see yourself  & Mercante in Fiera  Mercante in Fiera (literally Merchant at the Fair) is a very popular game, played with peculiar illustrated cards. What makes these cards nice to collect is that most subjects vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, and although a few subjects are found in more than one edition, their illustrations are quite different. In traditional sets, the pictures are inspired by nature or by everyday’s life: subjects can be animals, or flowers, or fruit, or household objects, or pieces of furniture, etc.  In modern editions each subject is usually numbered, from 1 to 40, so that players may refer to each card either by means of its name or its number, but older sets, lacked this additional and rather useless detail.Prior to 1972, Mercante in Fiera decks had to bear a tax stamp, as any other variety of playing cards did, in Italy. One of the subjects (card no.1 in editions with numbers) had a small empty circle for this purpose, but only one of the two identical cards was stamped. Among the... Read more
Dealers of Souls by Alberto Bassetti

Dealers of Souls by Alberto Bassetti

Theater for the New City to present American premiere of “Dealers of Souls: This Theater Is (Not) For Sale” by Italian playwright Alberto Bassetti With Francesco Andolfi, Vito La Bella, Laura Caparrotti Directed by Laura Caparrotti Mystical play dramatizes the struggle, real and supernatural,  to block the appropriation of a theater for a supermarket. November 12 TO 29, 2015 Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street) Presented by Theater for the New City in collaboration with Kairos Italy Theater (KIT). Thursdays through Satudays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM $15 general admission; $12 seniors and students Running time: 60 minutes. For tickets, go HERE In Italy, 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 “Dealers of Souls: This Theater Is (Not) For Sale,” a new play whose American premiere will be presented November 12 to 29 by Theater for the New City in collaboration with Kairos Italy Theatre. It’s a supernatural drama in which two men are negotiating the sale of an old theater. The buyer, a clearly corrupt theater entrepreneur, promises to restore it but actually, he intends to turn it into a supermarket. Can his intrigues be stymied by a strange actress who squats in the building, who seems to be part hobo and part phantom of the theater? Can she save the day? Bassetti’s three-character drama, written in 2001, received a staged reading in 2013 at Casa Italiana... Read more