KIT at Immigrants Arts Summit

KIT is honored to be part of the Immigrant Arts in America Summit organized by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. Come to the Museum of Jewish Heritage and be part of a very necessary...

Memoirs by Carlo Goldoni

US Premiere – February 9, 2017 – 6:30PM Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU part of Carnegie Hall’s La Serenissima     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 also wrote under the pen name and title “Polisseno Fegeio, Pastor Arcade,” which he claimed in his memoirs the “Arcadians of...

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...

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...

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...

Danielle Sacks

Danielle Sacks (Actor) Recent Credits: Fata Morgana (Boise Contemporary Theater), Bardy Bunch (Theatre at St. Clements and 54 Below), Steel Magnolias (Totem Pole Playhouse), Pre-Fabricated Homes (Actors Studio), Letters for Sala (Barrow Group) and Audrey on Audrey (Secret Theater). She is also part of the acting company at Seven Devils Theater Conference/Id Theater and The Hess Collective. She graduated from NYU Tisch, Playwrights Horizons Theater...

Jay Stern

Jay Stern directs and produces film and theater. Recent theater work includes a commercial run of The Bardy Bunch: the War of the Families Partridge and Brady in Chicago, The Latvia Project, co-created with Veronica Wigg, the world premiere of Alien Attack! created with Chang Nai Wen at Teatro Due in Rome, and the premiere of Gary Apple’s Hell is for Real at the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. Jay is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a founder of the World Wide Lab, an international festival of director-driven work developed at the Watermill Center, which had its inaugural presentation in New York City in the summer of 2012. Jay was co-artistic director of the 2015 lab on the island of Syros in Greece. Jay’s first feature film, an adaptation of Middleton and Rowley’s The Changeling, opened in New York City in May, 2007. His second feature, Spirit Cabinet, was completed in 2013, and his third feature, The Adventures of Paul and Marian, was completed in 2014. Jay has produced and directed over 30 short films which have played at festivals across the US and Canada, and produced Victor Varnado’s feature documentary The Awkward Comedy Show, which premiered on Comedy Central and is distributed on DVD by New Video. Jay is also a founder, producer, and co-host of the Iron Mule Short Comedy Screening Series, which has been screening monthly since April, 2002. Jay holds a degree in writing from Columbia University and an MA from the European Graduate School where he studied with Peter Greenaway, John Waters, Claude Lanzmann, Jacques Derrida, Agnes Varda and Volker...

Goldoni Resources

The online books page on Goldoni Casa Goldoni – The House of Carlo Goldoni Goldoni – Project Gutenberg Il teatro di Carlo Goldoni nelle incisioni del...