She No Princess, He No Hero

Conception and direction by Johanny Bert


In-School Performances
Date of your choice!
Grades 2 & up • In English • 70 mins

FIAF is thrilled to provide schools with a fantastic opportunity to host a professional theatrical performance in their classrooms.

An intimate story told through the voices of two children who rebel against gender stereotypes and societal expectations, She No Princess, He No Hero engages students with contemporary issues, while exposing them to international artistic creation and inter-cultural dialogue. Created by French director Johanny Bert with a text by Magali Mougel, the show is specifically designed for non-theatrical venues and is performed in English.

Leïli and Nils are classmates. Leïli likes to hunt, to dress like boys, and to put gel in her hair. Since she lives in the country, her mother dresses her in practical clothes: “No dresses, no ballet flats”. Nils has long hair, cries often, and is not very strong. His father worries about him: “He is thin as a rail, he eats like a bird, and he has the haircut of a little girl”. Together, these children will grow up without being either a princess or a hero.

A post-performance Q&A with the actors will follow the performance and make for a richer and more memorable experience for your students.