Italian theater festival spreads across five boroughs in NYC

May 08, 2018 569

BY: John Soltes

The In Scena! Theater Festival kicks off its sixth year of programming tonight, May 7 with a special performance of We Are Not Alone, a play about a psychiatric inmate facing struggles in the outside world. Other theater offerings throughout the course of the 15-day festival run from thrilling to dramatic to comedic and tragic.

The best bit of news: All performances are free. At the helm of the festival is Laura Caparrotti, co-founder and artistic director of Kairos Italy Theater, the presenter of In Scena! Her theatrical partner is Donatella Codonesu, co-founder and artistic director of KIT Italia. The festival prides itself on diversity and includes works from many female playwrights and female directors, a couple of them also focused on LGBTQ themes.

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