Paul Fauteux (Private Dean "The Machine" Donaldson)
Paul's recent theatre credits include: The Pillowman, Descent, In Gabriel's Kitchen, Cringeworthy (2005 Dora Nomination), The 7 Days Of Simon Labrosse, Hippies and Bolsheviks (Theatre Skam) and That Time: Five Short Beckett Plays (2004 Dora nomination). Paul's favourite roles include Luigi in Cringeworthy, all his roles in That Time: Five Short Beckett Plays, Billy in Tillsonburg at Canadian Stage (2002 Dora Nomination); Dr. Thoughtless Actions in Boxhead (2001 Dora Nomination); Adam in The Kabbalistic Psychoanalysis Of Adam R. Tzaddik; Jason Posner in Wit (MTC); Ax-Man in Mysterious Tremendum; Louis Cullen in Semi-Private (1999 Dora Nomination); Kaspar in Kaspar, various roles as an inaugural member of the Montreal Young Company in The Possibilities and Measure For Measure.
Selected film and TV credits for Paul include movies of the week Hustle: The Pete Rose Story, Deceived, Chasing Cain and Until I Hear From You; principal roles on the series Missing, This Is Wonderland, Relic Hunter, Due South and L'ombre De L'epervier.
CBC credits include Canada: A People's History; Hockey: A People's History and Capitol Loss.
Paul is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.
Paul Fateaux Interview [5:34]
Paul Fauteux, who plays Dean "The Machine" Donaldson, talks about his character and the production of Afghanada.
Billy MacLellan (Lucas "Chucky" Manson)
Billy is from God's country (Cape Breton) and now lives in the centre of the universe (Toronto).
A Gemini Award nominee, his selected film and television credits include: ReGenesis opposite Peter Outerbridge, Slings and Arrows opposite Paul Gross, Warriors of Terra opposite Ed Furlong, Wild Card opposite Aida Turturro and The Murdoch Mysteries opposite Yannick Bisson.
For the CBC, Billy has been featured in Hockey: A People's History, Viola Desmond, Man, Woman and Child and Capitol Loss.
Selected theatre credits include: Pip in Great Expectations for Prairie Theatre Exchange, Jacob in Salt Water Moon for Prairie Theatre Exchange, Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables for Neptune Theatre and The American Theatre of Hong Kong and Charlie Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown for Centaur Theatre.
Billy's documentary production company, Don't Shoot the Messenger, has produced Point Blank and Afghanada: Behind the Scenes at CBC Radio and is presently in production for his film Between the Mountain and the Shore chronicling the lives of Alex Angus and Margaret MacLellan and their 20 children.
He was also a cinematographer for the Hope and Hell production of Hamlet: (Solo) for Bravo Television.
Billy is graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.
Billy MacLellan Interview [4:44]
Actor Billy MacLellan talks his character Lucas "Chucky" Manson and how being involved in Afghanada has changed his views of the war the Afghanistan.
Jenny Young (Sergeant Patricia "Coach" Kinsella)
Jenny Young is a B.C.-born, Toronto-based actor. She most recently was seen in the world premier of Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad which was a co-production between The Royal Shakespeare Co. in England and the Canadian National Arts Centre. Selected credits include The Eco Show (Necessary Angel & Festival Trans Amerique), The Syringa Tree (Gananoque Playhouse), Relatively Speaking (Grand Theatre), The Anger in Ernest & Ernestine (Dora Nomination) and Up They Flew (Theatre Columbus); Molly's Veil, Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad and The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls (Western Canada Theatre); Generations (Theatre Northwest), Unidentified Human Remains... (Crow's Theatre/Buddies in Bad Times); The Shape of a Girl National Tour (Betty Mitchell Award, Dora and Jessie Nominations) and Mary's Wedding (National Arts Centre.)
With Claire Calnan, Jenny co-runs 'tiny bird theatre', which has produced the critically acclaimed Chasing Krinkos, Inanna and The Demimonde.
Jenny Young talks about her character, Pat "Coach" Kinsella, and the production of Afghanada.
Khan Soroor Interviews
Part 1 [2:57]
Khan Soroor talks about his various roles in Afghanada.
Part 2 [2:17]
Khan Soroor speaks about living in Afghanistan during the 1970s.
Part 3 [3:16]
Actor Khan Soroor talks about fleeing Afghanistan with his family to escape the conflict there in the 1970s.
Part 4 [0:47]
Khan Soroor on returning to modern day Afghanistan and how it's changed since he and his family fled the country.