Memoirs by Carlo Goldoni

US Premiere – February 9, 2017 – 6:30PM Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU part of Carnegie Hall’s La Serenissima   March 3, 4 @ 7:30PM and 5th @ 2PM Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside  Buy tickets HERE   With: Tali Custer, Aileen Lanni, Paul Herbig*, Michael Ryan*, Gina Marie Russell Directed by Laura Caparrotti in collaboration with Jay Stern *Denotes Equity Actors The “Memoirs” by Venetian revolutionary playwright Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793) see the light in French in Paris, published by Duchesne, in three volumes corresponding to the three parts of the work: the author, at that date, is 80 years old. Goldoni starts in 1783 to write his memories, which intends to serve “the story of his life and that of his own theater”. He finishes in 1786. Then in mid-August 1787 the publisher Duchesne, in Paris, prints the first edition of one of the tastiest autobiographies of our literature, in perfect balance between the romance of life education, the summary of poetic and of a nation’s customs statement (in this case, the French one where Goldoni lived for the last thirty years of his existence). Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (Venice 25 February 1707 – Paris 6 February 1793) is one of the most revolutionary Italian playwright. His works include some of Italy’s most famous and best-loved plays. Audiences have admired the plays of Goldoni for their ingenious mix of wit and honesty. His plays offered his contemporaries images of themselves, often dramatizing the lives, values, and conflicts of the emerging middle classes. Though he wrote in French and Italian, his plays make rich use of the Venetian language, regional vernacular, and colloquialisms. Goldoni... read more

The Worth of Women-Il Merito delle donne

  US Premiere February 11, 2017 – 3pm Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU part of Carnegie Hall’s La Serenissima   NOW PLAYING! Gallery at Access Theater (380 Broadway) March 30-April 9 Buy Tickets Here DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM OF THE SHOW AT ACCESS: WOW programma Access Internal pages WOW programma Access Kairos Italy Theater, the main Italian theater company, in residence at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ presents seven women dialoging about gender equality and the responsibility of husbands, fathers, sons and lovers. Moderata Fonte was the pseudonym of Modesta Pozzo (1555–92), a Venetian woman who was something of an anomaly. Neither cloistered in a convent nor as liberated from prevailing codes of decorum as a courtesan might be, Pozzo was a respectable, married mother who produced literature in genres that were commonly considered “masculine”—the chivalric romance and the literary dialogue. Published in 1600, The worth of women takes the form of the latter, with Fonte creating a conversation among seven Venetian noblewomen. The dialogue explores nearly every aspect of women’s experience in both theoretical and practical terms. These women, who differ in age and experience, take as their broad theme men’s curious hostility toward women and possible cures for it. Through this witty and ambitious work, Fonte seeks to elevate women’s status to that of men, arguing that women have the same innate abilities as men and, when similarly educated, prove their equals. Through this dialogue, Fonte provides a picture of the private and public lives of Renaissance women, ruminating on their roles in the home, in society, and in the arts. A fine example of Renaissance vernacular literature, this book is... read more

Coming Up in March, April, May!

Just a little note to all of you visiting our website. We are working hard, deep into rehearsals and we hope to see you all at the shows! Postponed due to the snow storm – February 28, 2017 – 6:30PM – Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’  Goldoni’s Memoirs  February 11, 2017 – 3PM – Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ The Worth of Women: Wherein is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Superiority to Men March 1-5, 2017 – Bernie Wohl Theater March 1, 2 7:30PM – March 4 2PM: The Worth of Women: Wherein is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Superiority to Men March 3, 4 7:30PM – March 5 2PM: Goldoni’s Memoirs March 30-April 9, 2017 – The Gallery at Access Theater The Worth of Women: Wherein is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Superiority to Men May 1-15, 2017 – Various Locations In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY Fifth... read more

Viva la Befana with Happy Fanny!

Viva, Viva La Befana With Happy Fanny  one of the Befana’s best assistants!  Conceived and interpreted by  Laura Caparrotti La Befana is an Italian Christmas tradition that has its origins in the 13th century. Befana is a benevolent old woman who delivers gifts to children on January 5th, the eve of the Epiphany. In this program, you will meet Happy Fanny, a sweet Befana assistant who has only one problem: she forgets things. Befana loves her and gives her various chores that usually Happy Fanny forgets finding herself in trouble. The children will save her, every time, and they will help her to go back home to Befana. During Happy Fanny visit, the participant will draw, sing, dance and learn about Italy, its language and traditions. Each visit is to be tailored to the need of the school, center, community where the show takes place. The fee includes material for the workshop. The program will last one hour. The program could extend to a maximum of two hours, if requested. Program suitable for 5+ kids and their families. All performance are accompanied by an extensive material to be accessed through KIT brand new website. The website will feature a big section called education where classroom, teachers and Italian culture lovers will find podcasts, essays, videos on the theme of the performance and beyond. The material will be available starting from February... read more

KIT @APAP inside of Between the Seas

  KIT is thrilled to participate at APAP inside the Between The Seas – A Mediterranean Artists’ Collective – January 6-10. For everyone who is coming at APAP, see you there!  ... read more

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

As seen on 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 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