This is the Italian American Podcast, and in this episode, we talk to Candice Guardino, star of the one-woman show “Italian Bred” about her upbringing in an Italian American family and the dream she had to become an actress. Candice shares some very interesting and funny stories, and also talks about how her acting career has brought so much fulfillment for her in life.
- “I grew up in a household where music was constantly playing, people were constantly yelling and where no secrets were kept.” – Candice Guardino
- “What I love about the theater, is that it makes you forget about all the problems you have.” – Candice Guardino
- “I want people to sit in theater and fall in love with the Italian American environment and household.” – Candice Guardino
- “The biggest payback I get from my show is seeing how people connect with my stories.” – Candice Guardino
- “To give back to others is the best feeling in the world.” – Candice Guardino
- “It makes me giggle today when some people let their children decide what they want for dinner. How I grew up was, “You are eating whatever the hell is in front of you!” You don’t have a choice until you are eighteen.” – Candice Guardino
About our Guest
Candice Guardino is being called someone who “Stuns!” & is “Re- defining Solo Performances” by The Chicago Stage, Los Angeles, New York, & New Jersey. Within this 85-minute Theatrical Comedy, Candice slips in & out of her family impersonations as she cooks up a full meal of growing up Staten Island. The stories in “Italian Bred” are derived from Candice’s real childhood experiences. She recounts her upbringing by impersonating her family’s unique personalities, singing iconic music tunes, and interacts virtual celebrity cameos that makes this Hit Show not to be missed!
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Cinema Made In Italy and Magnolia Pictures present DOGMAN, the new film from Matteo Garrone, the award winning director of GOMORRAH. Winner of the Best Actor award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and the European Film Awards, DOGMAN tells a story of vengeance where only the strong will survive. Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When Simoncino’s abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through an act of vengeance, with unintended consequences. An Official selection of the Cannes, Telluride & Toronto Film Festivals and the winner of 9 David di Donatello Awards, the Italian Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Actor. The Guardian calls “Dogman,” “a movie with an incomparable bite and strength.” Now playing in New York and Los Angeles. Coming to additional select cities April 26th. Visit Dogman to watch the trailer and order tickets.
Anthony Fasano and Dolores Alfieri Taranto
Co-Hosts, The Italian American Podcast