Raising Stanley/Life With TuliaRaising Stanley/Life With Tulia Collective
Is a guide dog just a dog that works, or are they more than that? Storyteller Kim Kilpatrick tells stories of the four guide dogs she has handled, accompanied by Karen Bailey’s paintings of the puppy she raised for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind — guiding you on the journey from energetic puppy to working dog for the blind.
Whether your experience is through sound, sight, or the combination of both, you are fully included in the stories, the paintings, and the stories behind the paintings in this theatrical collaboration. Plus, you can never go wrong with a dog on stage. Open audio description is built into every performance.
“surprising, humorous and deeply moving” ★★★★ – NOW Magazine
“full of charm, wit and quiet innovation” – Mooney on Theatre
All performances are low vision friendly and VocalEye approved, (description embedded in the production by the show’s creators). ASL interpretation is provided at the Thursday May 2, 6:30pm performance.
Karen Bailey – painter
Bronwyn Steinberg – director
Trudy Wohlleben – visual effects & projection designer
Angela Schleihauf – composer & sound designer
Tulia – guide dog
Stanley – model and muse
Justin Van Leeuwen – photo
About the artists:
KIM KILPATRICK, STORYTELLER & CREATOR
Kim is a storyteller, former Paralympian and disability rights activist who has handled four guide dogs. Born blind, she brings a fresh and unique approach to the art of storytelling. Kim has over fifteen years of experience as a storyteller and hosts “Welcome to My World,” a weekly radio show that aims to change the conversation and preconceptions about disability.
KAREN BAILERY, PAINTER & CREATOR
Karen is a painter of people; through her art she seeks to represent beauty, honesty and humanity. Her official portrait of the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada, was unveiled in 2012. Her works often feature behind-the-scenes workers such as servers, hairstylists and Canadian military medical personnel in Kandahar.
BRONWYN STEINBERG, DIRECTOR & CREATOR
Bronwyn is passionate about creating a space that brings people together to engage in theatre that provokes social examination. She is the founding Artistic Director of TACTICS, Ottawa’s curated indie theatre series. Recent credits include The Drowning Girls (GCTC), Twelfth Night (a Company of Fools) and Miss Shakespeare (Three Sisters Theatre).
TULIA, GUIDE DOG
Tulia is a 10-year-old black Labrador retriever guide dog who has guided Kim to work, storytelling performances, meetings, theatres, concerts, on buses, trains, planes and boats. Tulia loves working, lying in the sun, getting attention from her many fans when off duty, and she has a charm and charisma which is irresistible and a joy to be around.
STANLEY, MODEL AND MUSE
Stanley is a 4-year-old platinum blond Labrador retriever. A calm diplomat, Stanley enjoyed all aspects of his upbringing with Karen and Iain, especially visits to the gallery and playing with his friends at puppy class. After working in Sudbury, Ontario for six months, he made a career change and now enjoys life with his paws up.
Intrepid Theatre Club
2-1609 Blanshard Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 2J5
Phone: (250) 383-2663