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, has 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 was part of 2013 Year of the Italian Culture in the States and the second edition followed in June 2014.

In Scena! aims to present – each year – a survey of the best Italian Theater, from Italy, in New York. Shows already touring in Italy as well as readings of Italian plays in translation, workshops, lectures and exchange between Italian and International artists. The goal is to bring te audience more aware of Italian theater and artists and to build a bridge between the artistic scene in Italy and in NY, where one becomes the support and inspiration of the other and viceversa.

Past Editions of In Scena! were presented by KIT-Kairos Italy Theater 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, the Belmont Business District Development, The Secret Theater, The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, Manducatis Rustica and KIT Italia, among the others.

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.