Sara Forden
Laura Caparrotti

Laura Caparrotti has a Master Degree in Performing Arts, Cinema and Theatre History from the University “La Sapienza” in Rome. She also studied with Nobel Prize Dario Fo, among others. After ten years of professional theatre in Italy, she relocated to New York, where she continues to direct and/or perform. She is the Founding Artistic Director of the main 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. In 2019 Laura inaugurated On Stage! the first American Theater Festival in Rome as a associate director.


The Italian Cultural Society of Washington DC in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute

L’italiano e i giovano
Versetto libero with Laura Caparrotti, Kairos Italy Theatre

Sunday, October 16th, 2022 at 2:30pm – Cleveland Park Library

On the occasion of the 22nd edition of the Week of Italian Language in the World dedicated to l’Italiano e i Giovani, Kairos Italy Theater presents an interactive event based on the experience of Versetto Libero. Founded in 2014, Versetto Libero is a program that brings together American poets with Italian artists through sessions that observe translations and recitals of poems written by American poets and translated by Italian artists. In this special session, the audience will work on translating in Italian and in the language of the youngsters’ poems originally conceived in their dialect. The participants are asked to bring a poem or a story in the dialect of their origins.

During the event participants will be paired together and partake in a translation exercise involving dialect, Italian, and English. After the activity, the participants will bring the poems and stories together, exhibiting their work in an oral recital.