In Scena! presents – each year – a survey of the best Italian Theater, from Italy, in New York. It features full productions that have already toured in Italy as well as readings of Italian plays in translation, workshops, lectures and exchanges between Italian and International artists. The goal is to promote greater awareness of Italian theater and Italian artists among New York theatergoers, and to build a bridge between the artistic scenes in Italy and New York, so that they may each support and inspire the other.
On the occasion of 2013, the Year of Italian culture in the United States, Kairos Italy Theater, the preeminent Italian theater company in New York City, created In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY the first Italian Theater Festival to take place in all five New York City boroughs and beyond.
The Festival’s first edition was part of ‘2013 Year of the Italian Culture in the United States,’ and the second edition followed in June 2014. The festival has since become a yearly event growing in number of shows presented, in number of partners, of venues and spectators.
Past Editions of In Scena! were presented by KIT-Kairos Italy Theater, based in NY, and KIT Italia, based in Italy, in collaboration with The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Embassy of Italy in Washington DC, The Italian Cultural Institute in New York, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’, Bernie Wohl Community Center at Goddard Riverside, Calandra Institute for Italian American Studies, BAAD, The College of Staten Island among the others.
Our media sponsors include La Voce di New York, TeatroTeatro and International Radio Salon NYC.
In Scena has had the support of the Direzione Generale per gli Italiani all’Estero e le Politiche Migratorie del Ministero degli Affari Esteri italiano.