Franco Nguyen is a Toronto based actor, comedian, writer and filmmaker. He is a Chicago Finalist for StandUP NBC and a Tim Sims Encouragement finalist. He was one of four Bob Curry Fellows to showcase in Chicago as part of the NBC Universal Breakout festival, hosted by SNL’s Chris Redd. As a graduate of the Second City Longform Conservatory program he is currently completing his MFA in Film and Video at York University. Franco is a proud member of the comedy troupe TallBoyz II Men, winner of the 2017 Toronto Sketch Festival Producer’s Pick award and Best New Comers at the 2017 Montreal Sketchfest. The troupe recently showcased at OFF-JFL ZOOfest and the Big City Improv Festival. Franco is a member of the longform improv team, Pepperoni Pizza Cats and is a cast member of the Second City Education Company and House Company.
Byron Abalos is an actor, playwright and theatre producer from Toronto, Ontario. Select theatre credits include You Play Beautifully (Theatre New Brunswick), Monday Nights (The Theatre Centre- Ensemble Dora nomination), Twelve Angry Men (Soulpepper - Ensemble Dora Award), Roshni (Theatre Passe Muraille), The Making of St. Jerome (EastBound Players- Dora nomination), paper series (Cahoots Theatre - Ensemble Dora nomination), Banana Boys (fu-GEN) and The Romance of Magno Rubio (CBT). Film/TV credits include Flatliners, Condor, Man Seeking Woman, Defiance, Dark Matter, Covert Affairs, The Listener, Mr. Dressup and The Magic Schoolbus. Byron is a graduate of Ryerson University, a Toronto Second City Bob Curry Fellowship alumnus and currently teaches at The Second City’s training centre. He is also the Director of Development for Studio 180 Theatre. Good Morning, Viet Mom is his directorial debut.
Darrel Gamotin's acting credits include Banana Boys (Factory Theatre), Waiting for Godot (Modern Times Theatre), TOUGH! (Factory Theatre), and Monster Under the Bed (Young People's Theatre). He was a performer and creator for the Dora-nominated production, Monday Nights (Theatre Centre). He was last seen in the award winning Canadian Indie film Wexford Plaza. This project is for the moms of the past, present and future.