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).
YAP events take place on weekday mornings, to suit the school schedule.
After each performance or screening, school groups participate in an interactive Q&A session with the artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.