When Tippi meets Stan, their lives are forever changed. Tippi’s sheltered world is opened by her friendship with Stan, and Stan finds an unlikely ally in Tippi. Tippi & Stan chronicles their quirky and unconventional friendship from Tippi’s point of view with wit, humour and sensitivity. Both absurdly funny and very real, their journey touches on those things that make life worth living.
This 4-part episodic adventure will be read live by the author, Dorothy Dittrich. Not to worry if you miss one. We’ll include a recap each week.
Join host Amy Amantea in the VocalEye virtual lobby at 6:30 pm Pacific Time for some pre-show mingling. The introduction/recap begins at 6:45 and the live reading begins at 7 pm. Running time is 1 hour. Hang out after the show for a Q and A with Dorothy. BC residents will be entered to win a $25 gift card to Moose’s Down Under where you can enjoy a non-virtual beer and the friendliest service in town!
Register for your VocalEye Zoom invitation by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-364-5949. Please let us know where you’re from and if you identify as a member of the blind/partially sighted community or as a sighted supporter. This one-time registration will give you access to all upcoming Virtual VocalEye events.
“Stan and my friendship didn’t start easily, in fact it was work. The first time we met I was really freaked out and I yelled at him. A lot. And he yelled at me…”
Dorothy Dittrich is a musician, composer, musical director, writer and playwright. Recent plays include The Piano Teacher (an Arts Club Theatre Silver Commission and Production), Two Part Invention (Kay Meek Theatre’s new play series), Mouthpiece (Commissioned by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture), When the Moon Falls (Solo Collective Commission), The Dissociates (Sea Theatre) and Lesser Demons (Off The Page Reading Series) and her award-winning musical, When We Were Singing has been produced across Canada and the USA. Dorothy has received numerous Jessie Richardson Theatre awards and nominations for her work.
LINKS AND RESOURCES
Thinking with Animals: From Aesop to Darwin to YouTube (BrainPickings article)
How metaphors of nonhuman beings help us give shape to the human experience and make sense of our inner lives.