Meet The Fictionals: The women who inspire us!

International Women’s Day is just around the corner on March 8, so we want to spotlight the amazing ladies we have in our lives in our latest Meet The Fictionals. Thank you for the love and guidance!

“A woman who inspires me is my sister. She’s got the biggest heart of anyone I know. Yet, she is also tremendously strong. She has a magnet that says “don’t you mistake my kindness for weakness.” I love that.” – Dan Dumsha

“My mother is my inspiration. She is the greatest woman I know. She has the kindest heart, most down-to-earth soul, and is a strong force to be reckoned with. Not every women gets to have a mother like her or even a friend. I always take her advice because she has a good head on her shoulders. Her and my father are the greatest part of my life and I’m so happy at how lucky I am to have them here with me. I look up to my Mom, always have and always will. ” – Rae Lynn Carson


“An inspiring woman in my life is my own mom. She’s been through cancer, two hip replacements, cataract surgery, and 42 years of marriage. Through everything she has stayed upbeat and positive about life.” – Scott Antifave

“My mom is my greatest inspiration. She’s an artist and graphic designer. She is tireless in her creativity and drive, and she is the most supportive force in my art and life. There’s never been a time in my journey that she hasn’t been there for me or my sisters. My sisters are equally as inspiring, they’re all incredible forces of women I’m fortunate to know and love. Even if they weren’t my family, I’d want them in my life as friends. I don’t know where I’d be without them nor do I want to.” – Sarah Dawn Pledge

“I am inspired by women who fight the everyday, extraordinary and sometimes heartbreaking battles. I heard a story about a young, single mother from Montreal whose child died suddenly while playing. Due to the careless expert testimony with no due diligence, she was blamed for the death and was forced to give up her second child upon birth two years later. Despite circumstances that would have most throwing in the towel, she persevered. This mother continued to live her life in a positive direction, and was eventually exonerated. She now lives peacefully with her family. When I heard this story on the radio, I caught myself on several occasions shaking my head in awe as she described her struggle and successes. This mother and her story are truly inspiring.” – Brad Rossington

“My partner Genny is the most inspirational woman I know. She works hard at her job, makes time for art, exercise and reading, and always puts a smile on my face. Genny encourages me to be a better man, and I am very grateful for that.” – Daniel Chai

We’re also celebrating a bonus International Women’s Day on March 15 at The Rio Theatre! Join us for Ladies Against Humanity featuring an all-star, all-women cast of comedians!