Somalia Yellow

Belet Huen, Somalia: a gun-running, drug smuggling stop between Ethiopia and Mogadishu, and home to members of the elite Canadian Airborne Regiment doing weird duty as "Canadian Peacekeepers."

Living among them was noted Canadian artist Allan Harding MacKay, who the Armed Forces had commissioned to document the humanitarian mission through painting and, most compellingly, video. Strange fate sends MacKay there just as the Canadian Military’s most infamous act – the torture and murder of a Somali teenager – begins to unfold.

2002 Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland
2002 Four Days Festival, Ponec Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic
2002 Big Secret Theatre, Calgary, Canada
1998 Big Secret Theatre, Calgary, Canada
Written by Blake Brooker  •  Based on video and text by Allan Harding MacKay  •  Video and Still Images by Allan Harding MacKay  •  Original Production Directed by Denise Clarke  •  Choreography/Staging by Denise Clarke  •  Lighting Design by Denise Clarke and Ralph Christoffersen  •  Sound Design and Composition by Richard McDowell  •  Set Design by Ralph Christoffersen  •  Technical Director Ralph Christoffersen
Second and Touring Production Directed by Blake Brooker  •  Lighting Design by Cameron Meyer  •  Additional Video Editing by Richard McDowell
Featuring Denise Clarke, Andy Curtis, Michael Green, Elizabeth Stepkowski (original production) and Allan Harding MacKay (as himself)