Welcome to the second edition of Crater Conversations, our new weekly show live on CKLU! So, what exactly is the show all about? Join your host Crater co-founder Jess each week as we sit down with a local guest, we’ll talk about their projects, their passions, and the things they love about our little rock town! We’ll be sitting down with performers, entrepreneurs, community leaders – really anyone with a story. Personal anecdotes, first inspirations, childhood follies, who knows where this will take us but we can’t wait to find out!  Can’t catch the show on air? No worries, all our episodes will be posted on Soundclound afterwards for easy listening. If you’re inclined to tune in live you can dial in to CKLU 96.7 or stream live at
Alessandro Costantini is a central character in the evolution of Sudbury’s theatre community. He founded YES Theatre in 2010 in order to put on a production of HAIR, the show was such a success they decided to try it again in 2011 and the rest is history. The cast just wrapped up a sold out and extended 8th season with their production of Billy Elliot, a show that tells the story of a young boy struggling to connect with his artistic passions in a mining town. Sound familiar? Alessandro starred last fall in the premier production of Canadian musical Prom Queen. The show tells the story of Marc Hall, a high school student who takes his school to court in order to bring his boyfriend to prom. His work on the production won him a nomination for a Montreal English Theatre Award for Outstanding Lead Performance.He sat with Alessandro and talked being an artist in Northern Ontario, how YES Theatre all got started and the power of collaboration.  Listen in here.


Jessica Lovelace is a Public Relations and Communications grad, musical theatre enthusiast, lover of live music and part-time unicorn tamer. Some have said that the Big Dripper from Sub City is a regional delicacy and the perfect end to a Sudbury Saturday Night – Jessica is definitely one of those people. No, the hair is not a perm.

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