Steve Galluccio

Steve Galluccio, playwright, screenwriter (b at Montréal, 9 Oct 1960). Steve Galluccio, whose plays are, for the most part, rooted in Italian immigrant behaviour, has written box office hits in both English and French.

Galluccio, Steve

Steve Galluccio, playwright, screenwriter (b at Montréal, 9 Oct 1960). Steve Galluccio, whose plays are, for the most part, rooted in Italian immigrant behaviour, has written box office hits in both English and French. The son of parents who came to Montréal from Campania, Galluccio was raised in Montréal's tight-knit Little Italy, and graduated from Pius X High School before he earned a degree in translation from Concordia University in 1981. He taught briefly at Berlitz, audited creative writing classes, and worked on an improvisational video, Reaction Quebec, a docu-drama about the English minority experience in Québec.

His first one-act play, My Mom Is on the Radio, was produced at the 1990 Quebec Drama Festival, and he went on to write several hilarious countercultural pieces including The Brady Bunch: The Hidden Episode, which was an absurd send-up of the popular US TV sitcom; Peter 'n Paul Get Mary'd; and Sexual Success in Montreal, which was about 4 sexually liberated women.

His first major stage play, Mambo Italiano, was translated into French by Michel TREMBLAY and produced by the Théâtre Jean-Duceppe in 2002, then done in English in 2003 by the CENTAUR THEATRE in Montréal. The play, about a young homosexual who comes out to his strict Catholic family, was turned into a movie starring Ginette RENO, Luke Kirby, Mary WALSH and Paul Sorvino. Galluccio also wrote Ciao Bella, a romantic television series that was produced in French and in English by Radio-Canada, and the movie Surviving My Mother, a black comedy about his mother's battle with cancer, which starred Caroline Dhavernas, Ellen David and Colin MOCHRIE.

Galluccio repeated his box office success in 2009 with In Piazza San Domenico, a farce about a stolen kiss that leads to toxic consequences. His 2010 movie Funkytown, featuring Patrick Huard, chronicles the rise and fall of Montréal's disco scene in the 1970's.