Named by the Huffington Post “a company that should be in everyone’s radar”, KIT is the preeminent Italian Theater Company in NY and it is the theater company in residency at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU.
KIT’s mission is to create a cultural exchange program between Italy, the US and the international community, to unveil artistic and creative sides of these two countries to the world. In the States, Kairos Italy Theater is dedicated to spreading the Italian Culture and to creating an Italian Cultural Network in order to support and further increase the knowledge of Italy in the States.
Since its foundation in 2000 in New York, KIT has produced more than 20 performances and events over the years, collaborating with Off-Off and Off Broadway theaters and with US Institutions such as The Kitchen, The Fringe Festival, Italian Academy at Columbia University, Film Society at Lincoln Center, Dahesh Museum of Art, NY Hall of Science, the Flea Theatre, Theater for the New City, the cell theatre, the Cherry Lane Theatre, The Italian Cultural Institute in NY, LA, Chicago, San Francisco and the General Consulate of Italy among many others.
KIT specializes in bringing premiere to the US stages. Works never translated before by Ennio Flaiano, Franca Valeri, Eduardo De Filippo, and Pier Paolo Pasolini have been presented to the US audience. Since May 2003, KIT has been presenting the Double Theatre Experience: one act performed first in English and then in Italian.
In 2012, KIT created YoungKIT, the young company comprised of young Italian actors studying in NY. The goal is to educate the young generation to the traditions of Italian theater while offering them a stage where to improve their training.
KIT is the curator of several events all related to Italian Culture and the representative of the De Curtis Family in the US and the curator of the exhibition “Excerpts from a Prince named Toto’”. Also, KIT organizes classes of Italian&Theatre for children and adults in NY and NJ, and recently opened Teatro Italiano Network, a theatrical agency dedicated to Italian Companies and Artists.