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Steve Galluccio

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Steve Galluccio is a successful screenwriter and playwright. His play, Mambo Italiano, about a gay man coming out to his traditional Italian-Canadian parents, earned extended runs at the Centaur Theatre after it debuted in 2000. Since that time, he has secured a place in Quebec as an important comedic writer. Mambo was translated into French by playwright Michel Tremblay and later went onto become a film, featured in more than 53 countries. He has written two other screenplays, Surviving My Mother, which won favourite Canadian feature at the 2007 edition of the Montreal International Film Festival, and Funkytown (2010) a forthcoming bilingual film about Montreal’s disco heyday. Galluccio has also had a thriving writing career in francophone Quebec, where he won a Gémeaux Award for his work on Un gars, une fille, the top-rating Guy A. Lepage comedy that ran on Radio-Canada from 1997–2003. He also earned a nomination for Ciao Bella, a 2004–05 comedy series about Italian Montrealers, filmed in both French and English. His ninth play, In Piazza San Domenico (2009), was a recent full-house hit at the Centaur. (PF)