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Salon Radio: KIT’s AlieNation; Amy Hughes

November 25th, 2017

Salon Radio

podcast 9, release 11-25-17


Salon Radio Special: AlieNation, Kairos Italy Theater's current staging of three world premieres of Italian plays in translation. Running through to December 3rd at The Studio at Cherry Lane in NYC. The program features three plays directed by Laura Caparrotti.  In conversation with actors and producers Carlotta Brentan and Paloma Pilar.


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 Salon Solo {Radio} presents visual artist Amy Hughes, calling in from London.



This episode is hosted by Jenny D. Green also presenting our guests. Salon Radio is rounded out with our Women in The Arts world bulletin highlighting news about women in all The Arts, from this week’s editor Heidi Russell, and our Salon Bulletin for upcoming week's happenings of Salonistas around the world. This podcast was recorded at our production partner Funkadelic Studios with sound engineer Jade Zabric.


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Salon Solo {Radio}: Amy Hughes 

"My work deals with the female body, typically my own. I painted and depicted my own body after thinking extensively about both my relationship to my body, and society’s relationship to it. Whilst both sensual and suffocating, the representation of the [female] flesh wrapped in plastic is reminiscent of meat packaged and sold ready for consumption, just how the female body is often presented in art history and contemporary visual culture for male consumption."

Born in Leicestershire, UK in 1992, Amy Hughes is a representational painter who spent her years growing up between Cheshire, UK and Moscow, Russia. In July 2013 she received a degree in BA Hons Fine Art from Liverpool Hope University, UK. At her undergraduate show, she was awarded the 'purchase prize' by the Liverpool Women's Hospital, where a painting can be found in private collection. 

In 2016 she graduated from a two-year full-time MFA  program at the New York Academy of Art. During her studies, she was awarded an Academy Merit Scholarship and HRH The Prince of Wales Scholarship (MFA 2016). Since graduating, Amy has continued to exhibit her work in both solo and group shows internationally and in New York, where she now resides.  Most notably she has sold work at Sotheby’s NY and was recently a finalist for the Westminster Kennel Club painting competition in New York City.

Instagram: amyvhughes.artist


Salon Radio Special: AlieNation, Kairos Italy Theater's current staging of three world premieres of Italian plays in translation. Running through to December 3rd at The Studio at Cherry Lane. The program features three plays directed by Laura Caparrotti.  In conversation with actors and producers Carlotta Brentan and Paloma Pilar.


KIT - KAIROS ITALY THEATER is internationally recognized as the Italian Theater Company in NY. KIT’s mission is to spread Italian Culture and to create an Italian Culture Network in order to maintain and spread the knowledge of Italy in the United States. KIT has produced dozens of performances and events over the years, collaborating with Off-Off and Off-Broadway theaters and with American as well as Italian Institutions. KIT brings never-before translated Italian plays to the United States, and it’s the creator of the ‘Double Theatre Experience’ where One-Act plays are performed first in English and then in Italian in the same evening, by different casts. Recent KIT productions include “No Escape – 4 monologues by Dino Buzzati” at Cherry Lane, “Tosca e le altre due” at Dicapo Opera, Machiavelli’s “The Mandrake Root” and Boccaccio’s “The Decameron” in various venues in New York and beyond, and a new adaptation of Moderata Fonte’s “The Worth of Women” at the Access Theater. KIT's latest production "alieNation - three new plays from Italy" brought a month of never-before-seen Italian theater in translation to Cherry Lane Theatre. KIT also offers workshops on Commedia dell’Arte and other traditional Italian theater techniques as well as ‘Italian & Theatre’ classes. In 2013, KIT inaugurated In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, the first Italian Theater festival to take place in all five New York City Boroughs.

KIT is the theater company in residence at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU.


Carlotta Brentan is an actress, producer and theater artist. Recent acting highlights include originating roles in the World Premieres of Paolo Bignami's The Journey I Never Made (Cherry Lane Theatre), Erik Ehn’s Clover (LaMaMa E.T.C.), Frank J. Avella’s Lured (Theater for the New City), Cyndy A. Marion’s You Are Perfect (WorkShop Theatre), and Kairos Italy Theater’s The Worth of Women (Access Theater & others.) Carlotta can be seen in shorts, features, commercials & heard in voiceovers of all genres – audiobooks, commercials, industrials, ADR – in multiple languages. Carlotta has been a member of Kairos Italy Theater since 2011. She’s acted in numerous KIT production and is Executive Producer since 2013 of their In Scena! Italian Theater Festival. Graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Academy Company, and Playhouse West.


Paloma Pilar is a stage and film actress, singer, and dancer who studied her craft at The Barrow Group Performing Arts School in Manhattan and Playhouse West in Brooklyn. Her favorite TV and Film credits include: Gone (NBC Universal), Melody (Clever Girl Productions), and Children of War (APOLONIAD Productions). Recent stage credits include: The World Premiere of The Journey I Never Made (Karios Italy Theatre), The Fierce Urgency of Now (SOAR Productions), and Waiting for Lefty (120 Productions).


Kairos Italy Theater is currently on stage at the Studio at Cherry Lane with three world premieres of Italian plays in translation, under the title of alieNation. Running through to December 3rd. The program features three plays directed by Laura Caparrotti, running in rep:


Enrico IV - A Monologue adapted from the play by Luigi Pirandello

Translated by Gloria Pastorino

World Premiere adaptation by Laura Caparrotti and Rocco Sisto

With Rocco Sisto* (Broadway's The King and I) 


The Journey I Never Made by Paolo Bignami

World Premiere translated by Carlotta Brentan 

With Carlotta Brentan and Paloma Pilar*


A Story of Love and Soccer by Michele Santeramo 

Translated by Peter Speedwell

World Premiere, adapted by Laura Caparrotti and Dave Johnson

With Eric Gravez and Dave Johnson


Performances Tuesdays - Fridays 7pm, Saturdays 3pm and 7pm, Sundays 2pm

The Studio at Cherry Lane, 38 Commerce St

Tickets: $20 General Admission / $15 Students and Seniors

*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association