The Yellow Boat (Jan 2022)
Children’s Theatre Workshop’s Collective
“THE YELLOW BOAT”
The story of The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child’s life and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar’s son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin’s buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A Scandinavian folksong tells of three little boats: “One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun.” Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, “Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat.” Benjamin’s remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world.
Performances January 29-31, 2021.
About the Collective:
The CTW Collective a producing company of teens, who collaborate on all aspects of producing theatre; season selection, budgeting, fundraising, ticket pricing, production coordination and oversight, technical theatre and design, and performance. The Yellow Boat will be produced by members of the Collective, supervised by Aimee Reid.