KITNEWS September 2016
Testardi Italian Tour - KIT Fall - In Scena! 2017
Dear Friends, 

I am writing from Italy where I am in tour with Testardi, a documentary on Calabresi in NY, directed by Lucia Grillo and produced by KIT together with Calabrisella Films and Calandra Institute. Lucia and I will be presenting our labor of love to the Calabrian audience starting from today! 

In the meantime, I am also working on the next productions (you can see yourself how busy it's already our Fall) and on organizing some more events I can't tell you about it yet as we need to organize them first! 

If you are in Calabria, please join us at one of the screenings, if you are in NY, save the dates for KIT shows, if you are in Italy and you want to participate at In Scena 2017, send your proposal now. The deadline is approaching... 

See you soon!
Testardi - the Italian tour
Sunday 11 San Giovanni in Fiore (CS)
Monday 12 Teatro dell'Acquario, Cosenza 
Tuesday 13 Caffe' Retro', Lamezia (VV)
Thursday 15 Cinquefrondi (RC)
Friday 16 Museo della Tonnara,  Pizzo Calabro (VV )

in italiano e Inglese con sottotitoli in italiano
anno 2012. durata:1:07
Un documentario che esplora il significato di essere calabrese in America per coloro che lì sono nati e per quelli che vi ci sono trasferiti.
La regista Lucia Grillo ha intervistato varie personalità di origine calabrese che occupano posti importanti in vari settori della società Americana.
Fra gli intervistati la giornalista Alicia Vitarelli, il direttore del Bronx Zoo John Calvelli, l'attore Max Casella, il direttore della Festa di Roma Antonio Monda, il manager Enzo Capua, il professore Peter Carravetta, lo scrittore Frank Avella e il coreografo Nicola Iervasi.
Il documentario e' stato proiettato per la prima volta a New York durante il Calabria Day 2012.
Bando In Scena 2017: 15 days to go!
Grazie a tutti coloro che gia' hanno mandato proposte, ricordiamo che mancano 15 giorni alla scandenza del bando per spettacoli e letture. Vi aspettiamo!

The deadlines:
SEPTEMBER 25 for shows and reading in translations
DECEMBER 10 for the Mario Fratti Award. 
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More dates to save...
  Wednesday 26  Kennedy Center, Washington DC
part of the Kids  Euro  Festival 
US Premiere
Stories of many stories
adapted from Gianni Rodari


part of KIT residency at Vassar
Thursday 3  La Mandragola ( The Mandrake Root) by N. Machiavelli

Vassar College


Wednesday 16 Characters in Search of a Country

based on Pirandello's Six Characters
Suffolk County Community College


Festa di Natale

Saturday 10 Bernie Wohl Center

Saturday 17 Westchester Italian Cultural Center


La Befana
Saturday 7  Westchester Italian Cultural Center



Part of the Carnegie Hall  La Serenissima 
Thursday 9 US premiere  Memoirs by Carlo Goldoni

Saturday 11 US premiere The Worth of Women (Il merito delle donne)
by Meritata Fonte


MAY 2017


In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY


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Marcello Pellitteri in a benefit concert for the Veronica Pellitteri Memorial Fund
October 9 - 6pm
(315 West 44th St, New YorkNY 10036)

Appearing with Marcello will be a stellar line up of musicians from New York City and Italy such as Bruce Barth, Lauren Kinhan, Chiara Civello, Laura Campisi and more surprise guests!

World-class musician, Marcello Pellitteri is best known as an award-winning drummer. He is also an accomplished pianist, educator, composer, arranger and producer.
His latest CD "Acceptance", a tribute to the memory of his daughter Veronica, has been considered "emotionally shattering... one of the year's most strikingly beautiful releases" (Jazz Corner) and got 5 Stars rating by All About Jazz.

Pellitteri has recorded over 90 CDs and he has appeared on the stages of worldwide festivals and broadcast programs with concerts at Radio City Music Hall, Boston Symphony Hall;, and performances on NBCˆs Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien as well as numerous Asian, South American and European radio and TV shows. 

For donations to the Veronica Pellitteri memorial fund please go to: