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In the Company of Men ONLINE EVENT Columbia University
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In the Company of Men ONLINE EVENT Columbia University

Free Virtual Performance from FIAF: She No Princess, He No Hero

On Saturday, June 20, at 11 AM  (ET), the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) will live stream the newly revised online version of She No Princess, He No Hero

Conceived by French director Johanny Bert and based on a text by playwright Magali Mougel, the American version of this show was created in 2019 with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. 

This engaging virtual performance for families will be broadcast LIVE on Zoom and Facebook with kids able to interact with the actors during the performance and post-show Q&A.

Kindly RSVP here to receive the Zoom link. Make sure to vote for your favorite words, props, and songs. Your choices will impact the performance! Event will also be broadcast on Facebook.


Leïli and Nils are in the same class. Leïli likes to hunt, dress like boys, and gel her short hair. Nils likes to wear his hair long, shows his emotions, and is not physically strong. Neither conforms to gendered roles that society dictates. Told through the voices of Leïli and Nils, this intimate and poignant theater piece transports the audience into the mind of young boys and girls confronting the cultural stereotypes imposed on them as they come of age.

The performance of She No Princess, He No Hero, unfolds in two parts, one side narrated by Leïli, the other by Nils. Like a puzzle, the pieces come together allowing the audience to deconstruct clichés about identity.

Following its world premiere at FIAF during the 2019 TILT Kids Festival, She No Princess, He No Hero toured in New York City’s public schools for more than a year, receiving fantastic feedback from students and teachers alike.


Cast
Marleny Heredia (Leïli)
Zan VaiLento (Nils)

Creative Team
Conception and direction by Johanny Bert
Assistant director: Dylan Ungaretta
Text commissioned from Magali Mougel
Translation by Christopher Campbell
Illustrations: Michael Ribaltchenko
Props & costumes: Thibaut Fack
Administration, production, touring: Mathieu Hilléreau and Les Indépendances
Produced by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)


With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the CONTXTO Network, a program of ArtCena, for the translation of the play.

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