From Puppy to Working Guide Dog

Experience Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia at the
26 July – 5 August, 2018  Directed by Bronwyn Steinberg              

Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia: The journey from puppy to working guide dog for the blind told through stories, paintings and video.

We offer a totally accessible experience for adults and children that both informs and entertains. Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia is a multi-disciplinary collaboration incorporating painting, storytelling, video and theatre. We include audio description of paintings, braille and large print labels and some performances will have an ASL interpreter. 

Kim Kilpatrick, a blind storyteller, performs stories of life with the four guide dogs she has handled, Gia, Margaret, Gwenny and Tulia. Karen Bailey, a visual artist, paints Stanley, a guide dog puppy, engaged in a multitude of activities that mirror his future working life.Melding the art forms together by utilizing video and audio description, we present Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia as an innovative experience.

Help us make Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia a model for accessibility in the arts. Please check our fundraising page to find out how you can ensure our show is a success.

Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia will be presented at the GREAT CANADIAN THEATRE COMPANY (GCTC), Ottawa, 26 July – 5 August, 2018 in their Studio Theatre and Fritzi Gallery.
Director: Bronwyn Steinberg.

Stanley, a Yellow Lab with Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was raised by Karen and her husband Iain.
 is an eight year old Black Lab and Kim’s fourth guide dog.

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Image: Karen Bailey, Stanley and the Water Bowl, Acrylic on canvas, 40.6 x 40.6cm, 2016