Laura Caparrotti (Founding Artistic Director) is a director, actress, journalist, teacher, lecturer, consultant, dialect-coach (HBO et al.), grant panelist, curator with an Italian accent. She has a degree from the University in Rome and studied independently with Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo. After ten years of professional theatre in Italy, she relocated to the US, where she continues to direct and perform. Laura is the Founding Artistic Director of the Italian Theater Company in NY Kairos Italy Theater and of In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, the first Italian Theater Festival to take place in all 5 NY Boroughs. She is member of the Director’s Lab at Lincoln Center, of SDC, of LPTW, of LIT and the co-founder of the International directors’ collective the World Wide Lab. Laura is the recipient of the Dante Award 2016 from the Association of Teachers of Italian for her work and dedication in spreading the Italian culture in the States and the recipient of the Russo Brothers Grant 2020. In 2019 Laura cofounded OnStage! The first American Theater Festival in Italy.