KIT to present a special edition of Characters in Search of a Country

As seen on Broadwayworld.com KIT presents a special edition of Characters in Search of an Author, based on Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello. Performances will run November 18 7:30PM, November 19 3PM – 7:30PM and November 20 3PM at the Bernie Wohl Center (647 Columbus Ave @ 91st street), For tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2712224. Featuring: Aileen Lanni, Mario Merone, Lorenzo Possanza and Adriana Rossetto. Directed by Laura Caparrotti. Set designer Niluka Hotaling. Six Characters search for an author to allow them to tell their story. In Kairos Italy Theater’s version, the characters are immigrants in search of a country where they can tell and live their stories. Using the words written by Pirandello, in Italian, English and other languages, KIT presents a piece that reflects upon the contemporary problems of migration. The Bernie Wohl performances will see the participation of members of the community, following a workshop led by Laura Caparrotti on the meaning of Home and Immigration. What is an immigrant? How many stories one can tell, remember, recall? The workshop focuses on oral history and on the meaning of immigration. The participants are asked to individuate three objects, images, sounds and/or feelings that they will bring with them if they have to move somewhere else. The participants will be encouraged to share stories of their families, their origins. The workshop will then explore what it means to leave a place, to bring their memories with them, to keep the memories alive in a new place. The participants are then invited to take part of the performance, telling the stories built during the... Read more
Stories of many Stories

Stories of many Stories

Traveling production NEXT DATE: DECEMBER 1ST, 2016 – 6PM CASA ITALIANA ZERILLI-MARIMO’ AT NYU (24 W 12 STREET, NY) KIT brings a performance based on Gianni Rodari’s stories. Stories of Many Stories Age: 5+ Duration: 45 mins. Laura Caparrotti, Aileen Lanni, Maria De Cotis Colombina, Balanzone and Arlecchino will bring your children through The Town of Fears, The Words Market, and play The Little Box Game. In between scenes, each character will tell one of the short stories written by Gianni Rodari. Rodari was the recipient of the Hans Christian Anderson Medal and is considered by many to be Italy’s most important twentieth-century children’s author. The show will end with a parade where everyone will get to sing and dance! US premiere on OCTOBER 26, 2016 6PM – KENNEDY CENTER – MILLENNIUM STAGE, WASHINGTON DC part of the Kids Euro... Read more
Sold out at Vassar College

Sold out at Vassar College

We are very proud to report that the performance of the Mandragola at Vassar College on November 3rd was not only sold out, we had to add seats and to have audience around the stage. We are happy of the applauses and congratulations we received and we hope to be back at Vassar College soon. Check the news in Vassar Creative Arts Across Discipline page. Check the coverage in the Miscellany... Read more
LA MANDRAGOLA – THE MANDRAKE ROOT

LA MANDRAGOLA – THE MANDRAKE ROOT

by Niccolo’ Machiavelli Directed by Laura Caparrotti Featuring: Francesco Andolfi, Laura Lamberti, Carlotta Brentan, Lenny Ciotti, Jacopo Rampini, Irene Turri.  Inaugural Event: December 5, 2013 CASA ITALIANA ZERILLI-MARIMO’ AT NYU Presented also at: Bernie Wohl Center, NY, NY (In repertoire with Decameron) Vassar College, NY     The Mandrake Root is a satirical play by the author of The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli. Although the five-act comedy was published in 1524 and first performed in the carnival season of 1526, Machiavelli likely wrote The Mandrake Root in 1518 to be performed at the wedding of Duke Lorenzo de’ Medici and Maddalena de la Tour d’Auvregne. KIT is reviving this seldom-produced play with its youth division, the YoungKIT. The production will feature only 6 actors, a handful of props and a few costumes, and Macchiavelli’s masterpiece translated into English, while retaining some elements of the original Italian version. With The Mandrake Root, KIT inaugurates a series of shows focused on highlighting the great tradition of Italian theater.  How a 1518 play speaks of today by Natasha Lardera – I-Italy December 3, 2013 Check the rest of the press about The Mandrake Root HERE VIDEO: Mandragola at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo‘ Check the Album Mandragola at Vassar... Read more