Commedia dell’Arte

Learning, creativity, joy and laughter. Immerse yourself in theater, language and performance!

Presentation on Commedia dell’Arte – taught by KIT artistic director Laura Caparrotti*.

Learn the basics of a new language…interact as a team…improve memory, movement, creativity and imaginative skills…learn the characters of this theater art form…write your own scripts and perform!

Learn about the origins of the Commedia and about Zanni, Arlecchino, Pantalone, Dottore, Capitano and Colombina.

Requirements: your interest, curiosity and enthusiasm.  All welcome and no previous theater experience is necessary to enjoy this course.

For more information, info@kitheater.com

Classes and Presentations vary according to the need of the school. The shortest presentation is of 50 minutes and includes a brie f history of Commedia dell’Arte and the introduction of the most important masks.

Classes are between 3 hours and 5 hours and could be repeated in a series of 5 or 10 classes, culminating in a show completely written by the participants.

*“A multifacetted and talented woman” (i-Italy Magazine) Laura Caparrotti, actress, director, voice-over talent, lecturer and consultant, was born in Rome and has adopted NYC as her home for the last 20 years. She holds a degree in Performing Arts from the University “La Sapienza” and has studied and performed with distinguished writers, actors and directors. Laura is Artistic Director of KIT (Kairos Italy Theater Inc.), founded to create a cultural exchange program between Italy, the United States, and the international community, and is the founder of the first NYC Italian Theater Festival to go in all, 5 NYC boroughs: In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY.