Don’t Kill Bill is a unique stage show produced by author/aerialist Kyla Duffy to inspire rescue volunteering and raise awareness about adoption. This emotional journey through the lives of 11 adopted dogs and Bill, a puppy mill survivor turned mountain goat (he loves to hike and rock climb), brings animal rescue to the forefront of people’s thoughts and conversations.
DON’T KILL BILL LAKEWOOD, CO 3/10/12
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“…What an awesome show you put on! You really highlighted what rescue was about and why the need was there. You ran the gambit from the owner release to the stray to the puppy mills and how bad they are. Congratulations on a job well done!” –Cindy Powell, Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue Treasurer
“INCREDIBLE show tonight!!! I hope the dog rescues in the areas you perform take you up on the offer present the show to help their cause!” -Mary Manka, American Treibball Association
“Really good show tonight! Pierce and I enjoyed it immensely and giggled about the term “foster failure” on our way home. In looking around at other faces, I think others felt just like we did. I thought you struck a good balance between the evil of puppy mills and the wonders of rescue and fostering. The aerial work was just amazing!” –Rita Anderson, animal advocate known as “the original guardian angel”
“I saw the show tonight and OMG, remind me to bring a box of Kleenex next time, the stories were so very moving. I came home and have been loving all over my two Boston terriers all night! The aerial duet was really superb. It was great to sit as a member of the audience and be able to just see that phenomenal piece of work for what it is: a truly inspired and inspiring feat of elegance and physical stamina. -Kendra Howard, Planet Motion founder
“We had a very good time. It was fun and entertaining to see both the aerial performance and the dog rescuer stories. The time seemed good- not too short or too long. I really enjoyed all of the groups in the lobby. It was a good mix…” -Karen Vogt
“THANK YOU!! Both my husband and I appreciated your advocacy of the ‘pups’. It was a well-thought-out performance. From a fellow….we’ll take the dogs no one else wants type of a person…thank you…” -Jody and Gary James
“Your show was awesome! I loved all the stories and could relate with so many of them… Thanks again for all you do!!!” -Michelle Legler, Colorado Pug Rescue volunteer
“Thanks for a heartwarming, wonderful, show. We laughed, cried, and listened with interest to the message. I think that this should definitely be a traveling show; people need to see it!” -Hilary Lane, Fang Shui Canines and American Treibball Association
“Thank you for a great show last night. The slides and acrobatics blended very nicely. It clearly showed your professional touch and attention to detail. You have a powerful story and it needs to be heard. Definitely take it to the schools. Kids especially need to hear the message of rescue versus pet shops. Even if you can’t rig your fabric, the slide show will be well received. Well done… -Scott Harper, retired teacher and dog park VIP
Contact us if you’d like to help with arranging a show in your town.
BEHIND THE SCENES:
Read more about the show:
Don’t Kill Bill Press Release I Westword I This One Wild Life I Boulder Dog I Pet Health Care Gazette I Bookhounds I Scratchings and Sniffings I Fang Shui Canines I Up For Pups I Dancing Dog Blog I Champion of My Heart I Best Friends I FIDO Friendly I Dogs Deserve Freedom I Jaime Rowe Photography
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The Don’t Kill Bill show is configurable for your unique needs/location, but here’s an idea of what to expect:
An exciting start to the show: Aerial fabric routine set to a backdrop of adoptable dogs from rescue present in the lobby.
The First Story: As Duffy runs backstage to change, the audience is entertained by “A Gotcha Day Wish,” a story about celebrating a pet’s “gotcha day” if you don’t know his or her birthday.
Duffy is back, weaving a tale of fostering and rescue, interspersed with wonderful stories about the love and joy adopted dogs bring to people’s lives.
Finally the audience gets to know Bill, Duffy’s puppy mill survivor turned best friend, who not only survived horrible psychological trauma but also three weeks alone in the woods!
Just before intermission, rescues are invited to come on stage and tell the audience how many of their favorite dogs it takes to screw in a light bulb. This got many laughs, and little Basset rescuer Hailey stole the show.
Intermission: A packed house. Everyone is having a great time.
Mariah’s Story: A touching poem about a Dachshund puppy mill survivor that brings to light the resilience of abused dogs.
More fun! Duffy is back on stage sharing more about Bill and facilitating several more stories, including one about Ben, a death-row Chihuahua turned seizure-alert dog, and Jack, a blind Cocker-Spaniel rescue turned therapy dog.
Done already? Though the show is ending, the rescue work has only just begun! The message here is “Dream Big, and Don’t Kill Bill!” Adoptable dogs make great pets, and we CAN become a no-kill nation if we all help to educate others to the importance of adopting dogs and caring for them properly.
Up For Pups is seeking sponsors to help take the Don’t Kill Bill show around the country. Don’t miss this intimate opportunity to reach a targeted audience of dog-lovers and to show your support for dogs-in-need. click here to learn more!