The Yellow Boat by David Saar
Student-Directed One-Act: Kennedy Kemmerer
College of Performing Arts
Department of Theatre at the College of Performing Arts
This glorious affirmation of a child’s life, and the strength and courage of all children, is a dramatization of 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 eight 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.