Primo festival di teatro italiano nei cinque distretti di NY, appuntamento annuale presentato nella sua prima edizione 2013 come uno degli eventi ufficiali dell’Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti. In Scena! presenta spettacoli bilingue e letture in traduzione inglese, oltre a incontri ed eventi.
Organizzato da Kairos Italy Theater a New York e KIT Italia con il fine ultimo di creare un dialogo permanente fra Italia e Stati Uniti attraverso la costruzione di profondo legame con il territorio, da un lato, e di un network professionale permanente nell’ambito del panorama teatrale, dall’altro.
The Opening night: Each year the Festival is dedicated to an anniversary that has changed the life of theater or of society. The Opening Night of the Festival is dedicated to such anniversary and includes some of the artists participating in the Festival and local artists.
Full-production shows: Up to twelve professional theater shows from Italy. Each show should have had at least ten performances around Italy. Each show will have two performances during the Festival: one in Manhattan and one in one of the other four boroughs. Each show is either bilingual or with supertitles.
Readings: readings of Italian plays, already presented in Italy, translated into English. Presented in partnership with playwrights, Festivals and Playwrights projects.
The Mario Fratti Award for Excellence in Italian Play-writing: Since 2014, every year the jury of the Mario Fratti Award – comprised of 7 people (2 artists from the previous edition and theater makers) – chooses the winner’s play among the submissions. All plays need to never been produced. The winner will receive a translation of their work into English as part of the MFA Collection and a reading of such translation. Since 2018, all MFA winners have been published by In Scena! under the MFA theater collection.