Johanny Bert & Magali Mougel
She No Princess, He No Hero
English Language World Premiere
Saturday, March 2, 2019
11:30am & 4pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019
No late seating
FIAF Skyroom & Haskell Library
Theater • Ages 7 & up • 70 mins • In English
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.
Commissioned in English for TILT 2019 and produced with a new cast of American actors, She No Princess, He No Hero will be performed in classroom-sized venues for small audiences. The audience will be split into two groups, with each one hearing from either Leïli or Nils. At intermission, the groups will switch rooms and hear from the second character. Together, they come to understand that they don’t need to be a princess or a hero; they can just be themselves.
A Dress Up Lunch on Saturday, March 2 from 12:30-2pm will bring together festival attendees for a fun mealtime celebration.
Marleny Heredia (Leïli)
Zan VaiLento (Nils)
Conception and direction by Johanny Bert
Text commissioned from Magali Mougel
Translation by Chris Campbell
Assistant director: Dylan Ungaretta
Drawings: Michael Ribaltchenko
Props & costumes: Thibaut Fack
Administration, production, touring: Mathieu Hilléreau and Les Indépendances
Théâtre de Romette is registered with the French Ministry of Culture, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and the city of Clermont-Ferrand. Johanny Bert is an Associated Artist at the Bateau Feu – Scène Nationale Dunkerque.
Package includes one ticket for this performance and one ticket for The Young Girl, the Devil and the Mill.
To purchase the package, select your preferred performance date/time, and then choose from the available two-event packages under the ticket list.
& Haskell Library
22 East 60th Street,
New York, NY 10022
Photos © Christophe Raynaud de Lage