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Good Morning, Viet Mom


February 16 – March 3, 2019
Aki Studio, Toronto ON
585 Dundas Street East

As a young filmmaker, Franco goes to Vietnam looking for inspiration for his first feature film and finds an unexpected subject – his mom. Known best for his stand-up comedy, Franco Nguyen delves into the personal, sharing stories about visiting Vietnam for the first time and being re-introduced to the mother he thought he knew. A touching and heartfelt look at the immigrant experience that will make you laugh and cry.

Written and Performed by Franco Nguyen
Direction by Byron Abalos
Dramaturgy by Darrel Gamotin
Set Design by Christine Urquhart
Costume Design by Sim Suzer
Lighting Design by David DeGrow
Sound Design by Miquelon Rodriguez
Projection Design by Kevin Matthew Wong
Production Management & Technical Direction by David DeGrow
Stage Management by Sandy Plunkett
Assistant Lighting Designer Logan Cracknell*
Deaf Community Consultant Catherine MacKinnon
Deaf Interpreter Michelle Chung
ASL Interpreter Tara Everett


Made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and with the generous support of the Wuchien Michael Than Foundation.

Originally developed by Soaring Skies Collective

*This position is made possible by Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program.

Good Morning, Viet Mom

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