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Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia



By Kim Kilpatrick, Karen Bailey, and Bronwyn Steinberg

When you see a well-behaved guide dog for the blind walking easily with their handler along crowded streets, do you ever wonder, "How was this dog raised?" "What's life like working with a guide dog?"

Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia describes the journey from puppy to working guide dog for the blind. Storyteller Kim Kilpatrick and visual artist Karen Bailey collaborate to bring you on a theatrical journey using storytelling, painting and video. 

This accessible production is suitable for both adults and children. 

Show Times

Thurs - Saturday: 7:30pm
Sunday: 2:30pm

We will have ASL interpretation at performances on Sunday, July 29 at 2:30pm and Friday, August 3 at 7:30pm.


Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia has a runtime of approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. 

Fritzi Gallery

Karen Bailey's Raising Stanley paintings are exhibited in the Fritzi Gallery (adjacent to the Studio Theatre) from July 18 - August 6.

There will be a vernissage for the paintings on Thursday, July 26 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm before the performance. 

Ticket Info

$25 (plus HST) for adults
$15 (plus HST) for students, seniors, and children

Creative Team

Kim Kilpatrick: Co-Creator
Karen Bailey: Co-Creator
Bronwyn Steinberg: Co-Creator

Karen Bailey: Painter
Kim Kilpatrick: Storyteller
Bronwyn Steinberg: Director
Seth Gerry: Lighting Designer
Louisa Haché: Stage Manager
Angela Schleihauf: Composer
Trudy Wohlleben: Visual Effects
Armin Badzak: Process Video
Cathy Brake: Exhibition Designer
Tulia: Guide Dog
Stanley: Model and Muse



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Earlier Event: June 20
Later Event: September 11
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