||Arts Central, Thu, 17 June 2004; 11pm
"Dottie Atherton is a five-year-old who seems quite ordinary except she does have a very special power: she is able to positively impact the world around her using her "quite large, very giant and incredibly humongous" VOICE. Using humor and thought-provoking circumstances, Dottie's story encourages children to speak up for what they believe in, and reminds each of us that we can make a difference in our world when we reach out with caring and tolerance."
Based on the short story Dori: The Little Girl with the Big Voice by Dawn Westlake (c.1993), some of the situations are autobiographical - Dawn was thrown out of The Art Institute in Chicago, IL when she was two for "appreciating art too loudly"!
Dawn made "A life of death" which I raved about in May.