Press Release: Coeurage Theatre Company Partners with Hemophilia Foundation of SoCal and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation


The Yellow Boat bannerCoeurage Theatre Company (Jeremy Lelliott, Artistic Director; Nicole Monet, Managing Director), LA’s ‘Pay What You Want’ Company, has announced it will share a portion of box office proceeds from their production of The Yellow Boat with the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Coeurage will also host a Hemophilia Day Carnival on May 17 prior to that evening’s performance. (More details on the Carnival will be announced at a later date.) Written by David Saar and directed by Joseph V. Calarco, The Yellow Boat will play one preview performance on Friday, April 18 at 8pm and opens on Saturday, April 19 at 8pm at GTC Burbank.

Based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar’s son Benjamin, The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child’s life and the strength and courage of all children. The play celebrates the value of living life fully and richly in the moment, and with playfulness and creativity explores real people overcoming very real fears. The show is recommended for kids over age eight, parents, and families.

A portion of the box office proceeds from the preview performance on April 18 will benefit the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California. Since 1954, HFSC has been providing quality programs and services to individuals affected by Hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Currently, HFSC offers assistance in many areas such as medic alert sponsorship, emergency financial aid, individual and family counseling, case management, seminars and advocacy, as well as many youth-focused programs. For more information, visit

On May 11 (Mother’s Day), a portion of the box office will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. More than 90% of HIV infections in children result from mother-to-child transmission. Today, just as when EGPAF was founded in 1988, children are the forgotten face of HIV/AIDS. Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. The organization now works in more than 17 countries around the world. For more information, visit

The cast of The Yellow Boat features (in alphabetical order) Katelyn Gault, Ivy Khan, Cody Klop, TJ Marchbank, Joseph O’Malley, Kurt Quinn, Joey Nicole Thomas, and Malika Williams. The production design is by Tito Fleetwood Ladd, costume design is by Marcy Hiartzka, and sound design is by Joseph V. Calarco. Original music is by Gregory Nabours, and choreography is by Janet Roston.

The running schedule for The Yellow Boat is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm through May 25 only. No performance on Easter Sunday (4/20). All seats are available on a Pay What You Want basis, and may be reserved online at, or by calling (323) 944-2165.

GTC Burbank is located at 1100 W. Clark Avenue in Burbank, 91506. Street parking is available.

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**The Coeurage PAY WHAT YOU WANT Policy**
Pay What You Can is based on a person’s ability to pay.
Pay What You Want is based on a patron’s desire.
It is a value placement as well as an economic decision, designed to eliminate cost as a factor
in attending theatre. Each patron decides what a theatre experience is worth to him or her,
and some decide it is worth more than they initially paid.
For that reason, the box office is kept open during intermission and after performances.