If you thought that us landing Mike Paterson, Yanick Paquette or Sugar Sammy was a coup, you ain’t seen (or heard) nothin’ yet. This week we are joined by celebrated Montreal playwright Vittorio Rossi. I don’t care if he doesn’t fit into our usual 18-34 target demographic, he was amazing, funny and kept up with us drink for drink in this extra special extended episode (we’re not about to cut short a man who’s written multiple pieces about the mob in Montreal). 

I know this is a little more high-brow sounding than our usual episodes, but don’t worry; we cuss and joke as much as usual. Vittorio shines a blinding spotlight on the English Canadian film scene and we talk about what we could do with 500k in startup funds. It’s a good time and a rare chance to hear one of Montreal’s talents speaking so candidly about the theater and film industry.

If you haven’t heard of him (Philistine):

In 1987 Rossi became Playwright-in-Residence at Montréal’s prestigious Centaur Theatre, during which time he wrote his first full length play, The Chain, which opened Centaur’s 20th anniversary season in October 1988. The show was then produced at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Other plays include: Scarpone, In Pursuit Of A Cow, The Last Adam, (winner of the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award for Drama in 1996), Love and Other Games, Filumena (Translation), Paradise By The River. His latest work may be his most ambitious work to date, a collection of three plays inspired by the life of his late father entitled A Carpenter’s Trilogy. The three plays include Hellfire Pass (winner of the MECCA Award for Best New Text in 2006), Carmela’s Table (winner of the MECCA Award for Best New Text in 2007), and The Carpenter.

So listen in and get some culture in you already.

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