From Puppy to Working Guide Dog

Experience Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia at the
GREAT CANADIAN THEATRE COMPANY (GCTC):
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.
Tulia
 is an eight year old Black Lab and Kim’s fourth guide dog.

Contact: karen@karenbailey.ca or kimjkilpatrick@gmail.com


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