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Disarming Venus ()

Produced by

Act 3 Theatre

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Director: Marianne McIsaac
Writers: Trish O’Reilly-Brennan and Julie Burris and Heather Cherron and Beth Anne Cole and Rita Shelton Deverell and Michele George and Victoria Ilgacs and Nina Keogh and Anastasia Kokolakis and Denise Norman and Rochelle Porter and Patricia Tedford and Marcia Tratt and Marni Walsh and Tricia Williams and Morrie Sinkins and Carol Zorro


The Performing Arts Lodges


July 4th, 2024 – July 14th, 2024


A bevy of bodacious women share their personal stories and perspectives on love, beauty and aging at the Disarming Venus exhibit. Deftly weaving together a blend of drama, comedy, puppetry and music, the ladies of Act 3 Theatre will take the audience on a roller coaster of emotions with their poignant, inspirational and comedic scenes. Disarming Venus has sex (batteries sold separately), drugs (do CBD gummies count?), rock and roll (we still love to party!) It’s a fun filled Game of Crones (without the blood and gore!) LET THE GAMES BEGIN! (


Julie Burris Performer
Heather Cherron Performer
Beth Anne Cole Performer
Rita Shelton Deverell Performer
Michele George Performer
Nina Keogh Performer
Anastasia Kokolakis Performer
Jorie Morrow Performer
Linda Joyce Nourse Performer
Dawn Obokata Performer
Marni Walsh Performer
Tricia Williams Performer
Morrie Sinkins Performer

Creative Team

Marianne McIsaac Drama Doula
Trish O’Reilly-Brennan Writer
Julie Burris Writer
Heather Cherron Writer
Beth Anne Cole Writer
Rita Shelton Deverell Writer
Michele George Writer
Victoria Ilgacs Writer
Nina Keogh Writer
Anastasia Kokolakis Writer
Jorie Morrow Writer
Denise Norman Writer
Dawn Obokata Writer
Rochelle Porter Writer
Patricia Tedford Writer
Marcia Tratt Writer
Marni Walsh Writer
Tricia Williams Writer
Morrie Sinkins Writer
Carol Zorro Writer
Jim Plaxton Lighting Designer
Nina Keogh Puppet Design
Alan Cole Music Arrangements
Heather Cherron Song Writer
Beth Anne Cole Song Writer


Julie Burris Publicity Coordinator
Jorie Morrow Publicity Coordinator
Tricia Williams Publicity Coordinator
Victoria Ilgacs Digiral Design / Program
Victoria Ilgacs Photographer