August 28, 2013: Lucia Grillo Interviews Actor Michael Badalucco

Lucia Grillo hosts this edition of ITALICS in a conversation with actor Michael Badalucco, as they talk about exploring Italian roots – on screen and off, portraying different Italian American characters in film, Badalucco’s start in his father’s footsteps as a props master, his stint in musicals, and being discovered twice by two celebrated actors, plus opera and the effect of “returning” to Italy.

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Fall 2013 Series of events will also be announced: Documented Italians, the Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series in Italian American Studies, and Writers Read.