Young Audience Program (YAP)

2019-2020 YAP season will be announced in September.

FIAF’s Young Audience Program (YAP) is an education outreach initiative that offers school groups the unique opportunity to attend events selected for their artistic excellence and connection to French and Francophone cultures. The program is open to all students, French and non-French speakers from K to 12th grade. The events are for school groups only and require advance reservation.

Free for Public Schools
Tickets are always free for public and charter schools and affordable for others ($8 per student for live performances, $5 per student for film screenings, free for chaperones).

Daytime Performances
YAP events take place on weekday mornings, to suit the school schedule.

Post-Show Discussions
After each performance or screening, school groups participate in an interactive Q&A session with the artists.

Study Guides
Committed to creating impactful, rich, and long-lasting experiences for students, FIAF helps educators prepare their classes through study guides, which include detailed content about the program as well as suggestions for pre- and post-event activities.

View recently held events below:

Screening + Q&A

Azur & Asmar:
The Princes’ Quest

Post-screening Q&A with director Michel Ocelot

Friday, January 25, 2019
11am

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Grades 3-8 • In French & Arabic with English subtitles • 99 mins

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

Conception and direction by Johanny Bert

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
9:30am & 11:30am;
Thursday, February 7, 2019
10am & 12pm

Grades 2 & up • In English • 70 mins

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

Adaku’s Revolt

Choreography by Okwui Okpokwasili

Friday, March 22, 2019
11am

Grades 2 & up • In English • 60 mins

Sold Out

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

By Guillaume Pigé & Theatre Re

Thursday, March 28, 2019
& Friday, March 29, 2019
11am

Grades 5 & up • In English • 75 mins

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.

Performance + Q&A

The Young Girl, the Devil
and the Mill
A Grimm Fairy Tale

Text & Direction by Olivier Py

Friday, March 29, 2019
11am

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Grades 2 & up • In English • 50 mins

Canceled

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 fairy tale The Girl Without Hands.

Concert + Q&A

Ajoyo

Featuring Yacine Boularès & Sarah E. Charles

Friday, April 12, 2019
11am

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

All Grades • 75 mins

Sold Out

Ajoyo is the vision of saxophonist Yacine Boularès: a mystic brew blending African tradition, jazz and soul. Featuring jazz vocalist Sarah E. Charles, it’s a joyful ceremony bringing musicians and the audience close together.

Screening + Q&A

School of Babel
La cour de Babel

Post-Screening Q&A with Special Guest

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
11am

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Grades 6 & up • In French with English subtitles

In this lively and engaging documentary, director Julie Bertuccelli explores questions of identity, culture, the relationship to our native language and to the language of exile through the story of teenagers studying at a school for immigrant children in Paris.