KIT- KAIROS ITALY THEATER was founded in 2000 in New York and it is the preeminent Italian theater company in NY and in the United States.
KIT’s mission is to create a cultural exchange program between Italy, the US and the international community, to unveil artistic and creative sides of these two countries to the world. In the States, Kairos Italy Theater is dedicated to spreading the Italian Culture and to creating an Italian Cultural Network in order to support and further increase the knowledge of Italy in the States.
KIT has produced more than 40 performances and events over the years, collaborating with Off-Off and Off Broadway theaters and with US Institutions such as The Cherry Lane Theatre, The Kitchen, The Fringe Festival, the Abrons Art Center, the Triskelion Arts Center, Italian Academy at Columbia University, Film Society at Lincoln Center, Dahesh Museum of Art, NY Hall of Science, the Flea Theatre, Theater for the New City, Montclair State University, Suffolk County Community College, the Bernie West Theater at Baruch College, the cell theatre among many others.
KIT brings always premiere to the US stages. Works never translated before by Ennio Flaiano, Franca Valeri, Eduardo De Filippo, and Pier Paolo Pasolini have been presented to the US audience, who has grown in appreciation and in number since the first production in 1997. And since May 2003, KIT has been presented the Double Theatre Experience: one act performed first in English and then in Italian.
KIT has curated several events all related to Italian Culture: “Fellini-Flaiano: a different take”, “Caricatures from Tolentino”, “Fellini and The Myth of I Vitelloni in Italian Cinema” in 2003. KIT is the representative of the De Curtis Family in the US and the curator of the exhibition “Excerpts from a Prince named Toto’”.
KIT organizes also classes of Italian&Theatre for children and adults in NY and NJ. In 2012, KIT created Teatro Italiano Network, a theater consulting agency and the YoungKIT, a youth division, with which it began the series ItalianClassics@KIT.
KIT inaugurated in 2013 In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, the first Italian theater festival to take place in all the five boroughs.
KIT is the theater company in residency at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU.