"L' oeil" by Magritte
You all know the movie with Ben Stiller, “Night at the Museum”. A similar story is told by the young radio authors of a French- English school in Chicago. Their plays is called   "L' oeil " in English "The Eye " or "The false mirror".  “ L' oeil " is  also the picture of the world well-known surrealist Magritte.  
But what is the radio drama of the students?

The radio drama "Le pont" written by Princess Lett and Paul Blume is inspired by the Indian art (the statue in the Chicago Art Institute).

The Land of the Nine Tribes
 
  (French)  

Strange things happen in the peaceful Land of the Nine Tribes : every day, a child disappears mysteriously. Big Eagle, the chief of the tribes, calls the elders to decide what to do. Fast Dog, the warrior, insists for a military action but the chief thinks that the violence is not a solution. So does Little Star, a child from the tribes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moderation by: Louise Caffrey, Sabine André, Myriam Driss, Diana Rapolti i Marie-Lou Vallet
Mentor: André Iliev, French-American-School of Chicago
Music by: Prof. Simo Lazarov, Valentin Lazar
 
Sandra and Afya live in Accra, Ghana. They are 13 and 14 years old. In their free time the students work in a shop of their aunt. Shlomi Berger met the girls during one of his media workshops. Some years ago Shlomi was employed as a media assistant at the Alex Open Channel in Berlin. Currently, he establishes media stations at high schools in Accra and teaches Ghanaian pupils on media topics. Acquiring media skills is important for young people, because it helps them to think critically about politics and mass media, which following enables them to participate in social life. 
Media for Youth from Accra
 
Sandra and Afya talk to Shlomi Berger about media, the current political situation in Ghana, the elections and everyday life in Accra.
Listen to them!
Interview and Photos by Shlomi Berger

The radio play “Meurtre au musèe”, in English “Murder at the Museum”, was written by Thoma Gadault-Tatu. The young author lives in Chicago. André Iliev is a mentor of the theater group to which Emma De La Chaussèe, Jordan Penelle, Thierry Diallo and Emma Bonnard belong. Iliev inspires thematically young theatre-makers who are his students in his French literature course. The plot of the play is set in the Modern Wing in Chicago that is a department of the Art Institute in Chicago. It was designed by an award-winning architecture Renzo Piano and it houses the collections of 20th- and 21st-century art.
A museum attendant finds a potential purchaser of one of his most valuable paintings. However, he reconsiders his plan and changes his mind. He is not willing anymore to sell it. He decides to kill his customer.  


Written by Thoma Gadault-Tatu
Music by Emma De La Chaussée
Starring Jordan Penelle, Thierry Diallo, Emma Bonnard und Thoma Gadault-Tatu
Mentor André Iliev, French American School of Chicago

Radio play from Chicago
 
  (French)

 

Radio play from Chicago
 
  (French)

The radio play “Le haricot”, in  Englisch “The Bean”, is a nickname of the Cloud Gate – a sculpture created by Anish Kapoor that is one of the current symbols of Chicago.
The playwrights wrote a short funny tale for children to encourage the young listeners to visit Cloud Gate. 
The play describes a story of a bet between a boy and a mayor of Chicago. They should set themselves against each other during a chess match. If the boy wins, he will become beans instead of money and he will become rich. In the end he decides to build a bean-statue.
Written and directed: Emma De La Chaussée
Starring: Thoma Gadault-Tatu, Margot Jones und Emma Bonnard

Mentor: André Iliev, French American School of Chicago

 

Thoma Gadault-Tatu currently lives in Chicago. André Iliev, a mentor of the theater group to which Emma De La Chaussèe, Jordan Penelle, Thierry Diallo and Emma Bonnard belong,  inspires young theatre-makers attending his French literature course with new ideas.

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