Gabriola Arts Council

Tippi & Stan Reading Series

Tippi & Stan Reading Series

Tippi & Stan Reading Series

Tippi & Stan Reading Series

Join Dorothy Dittrich, author of the Tippi & Stan series, to hear the series aloud over four Tuesdays in August at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre, 476 South Rd. August 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7pm each night.

Tickets are $20 for each reading, or $60 for the series.

Who are Tippi & Stan? 

They’re best friends who really shouldn’t be friends at all! Their story of friendship has been described like this: 

“When Tippi and Stan meet, their lives change. Tippi’s sheltered world is opened by her friendship with Stan, and Stan finds an unlikely ally in Tippi. Both absurd and very real, Tippi and Stan touches on those things that make life worth living.”

Tippi & Stan were born on June 19, 2012. On August 23 that same year they were introduced to an audience packed into a beautiful little local Vancouver coffee shop. The response to that first reading was, “When are you reading the next episode?” 

Since then four full episodes of Tippi & Stan have been written and read in coffee shops, theatres, on radio and on Zoom. 

“I laughed, I cried, I loved Tippi & Stan” – Wanda Johnson

dorothy dittrich author of tippi and stan

Dorothy Dittrich is a playwright, musical director and sound designer. Her most recent play The Piano Teacher produced by The Arts Club Theatre Company, published by Talon Books was then winner of  a Jessie Richardson award for outstanding script and went on to win this year’s Governor General’s Award for English speaking drama.

Dorothy’s other plays include The Dissociates, Lesser Demons, Two Part Invention as well as her award winning musical When We Were Singing which has been produced from Victoria  to The National Arts Centre and in the US.It will be produced again in Vancouver in June 2024. Dorothy is currently working on a new play called Family Channel.  

A long-time member of the Vancouver Theatre community, Dorothy has recently moved to the island and is proud to call Nanaimo home.

She is prouder still, to be here on Gabriola reading Tippi and Stan. 

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