Launched in 1999, the Lycée's annual competition of French theater welcomes over 400 students, ages 10-18, from schools across the U.S., Canada and France. This event is a yearly highlight for New York’s francophone community.
Première Scène is a unique opportunity for students who already speak French or are learning the language to master lines and delve into the meaning of words and phrases in French language and culture. Each year, participants create their own work or present excerpted work in plays of seven minutes or less with a minimal decor. It's an exciting challenge and opportunity to meet and learn from new friends in French.
Whether texts from the repertoire or original compositions, sketches, mini dramas or comedies, the presentations all have one thing in common: a theme that changes every year.
For the 2021 performance, we have chosen… "Parlez-moi d'amour" (because that's really what we all need).
With the participation of:
Collège de Montréal, Canada EFNY, United States French American School New York, United States Hewitt High School, United States Lycée Antoine de Saint-Exupéry de Santiago, Chili Lycée Condorcet de Sydney, Australia Lycée Fénelon Paris, France Lycée Français de New York, United States Lycée Français René Descartes, Cambodia Liceo Franco-Mexicano, Mexico Lycée International de Boston, United States Lycée Rochambeau de Washington, United States Nightingale Bamford School, United States Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, United States The Browning School, United States