Young Audience Program

FIAF’s Young Audience Program is an education outreach initiative that offers school groups opportunities to attend entertaining and educational events selected for their artistic excellence and connection to French and Francophone cultures. FIAF provides a study guide for each event and invites groups to participate in a discussion with the artists after the show. Knowledge of French is not necessary to enjoy these events.

Free for public schools and affordable for others, these events are open only to school groups and require reservation in advance.

Upcoming Events

Screening + Q&A

Azur & Asmar: The Princes’ Quest

Screening + Q&A
Friday, January 25, 2019
11am

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Sold Out

For school groups / Grades 3-8 / In French & Arabic with English subtitles

Directed by French animation legend Michel Ocelot, this beautiful film has a strong message about tolerance, respect for women, and the need for compassion.

Performance + Q&A

She No Princess, He No Hero

Performance + Q&A
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 9:30am & 11:30am
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10am & 12pm

FIAF Lobby

For school groups / Grades 2 & up / In English

Conceived by celebrated French director Johanny Bert, this intimate and poignant piece sheds light on the gender stereotypes young boys and girls must confront as they come of age.

Performance + Q&A

The Young Girl, the Devil
and the Mill
A Grimm Fairytale

Performance + Q&A
Monday, March 4, 2019
11am

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

For school groups / Grades 2 & up / In English

Celebrated French director Olivier Py presents The Young Girl, the Devil and the Mill, his imaginative and critically acclaimed musical interpretation of the Grimm’s fairytale The Girl Without Hands.

Performance

Adaku’s Revolt

Performance
Friday, March 22, 2019
11am

Limited Capacity

For school groups / Grades 2 & up / In English

MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Okwui Okpokwasili tells the story of a young black girl who summons her inner strength to revolt against imposed beauty standards to wear her hair naturally. Adaku’s Revolt is a captivating examination of gender, culture and freedom.

Performance + Q&A

The Nature of Forgetting

Performance + Q&A
Thursday, March 28
& Friday, March 29, 2019
11am

For school groups / Grades 4 & up / In English

London-based Theatre Re and director Guillaume Pigé present a profoundly moving work—intricately choreographed and with a cinematic live musical score—where happy childhood moments collide with momentous adult milestones in tangled threads of memory.