Created to celebrate independent, “Off Off” American Theater in Italy, OnStage!festival follows in the long-running, successful footsteps of InScena! Italian Theater Festival in New York, and mirrors it across the ocean. OnStage!festival is the American Theater Festival in Rome. It is organized by KIT Italia, Kairos Italy Theater, and The International Theatre, in partnership with several Italian and American institutions.
The Festival’s first edition will be held in January 2019 in Rome, Italy, across a few different venues. OnStage!festival will host fully staged productions of American shows (in English with Italian supertitles), readings of plays by American playwrights (with full Italian translations), and the OnStage Award for US playwrights. The winning play will receive a staged reading of its Italian translation, which will be provided by the Festival as part of the award. The calendar will also include special events, panels, lectures, and master classes.