FYI (For Youth Inquiry) offers participatory plays that open the door to safe and engaging conversations about sexual health and sexual violence with youth audiences. All FYI programs promote pleasurable enjoyment in sexuality education and opportunities to practice for real life.
Pleasure – Plays are artistically rigorous, performed by professional actors. They use movement, music, humor, and other theatrical devises to bring enjoyment to our audiences.
Pretend – Theatre, as a form, offers low-risk ways for audiences to share their own experiences and ideas through the safety of a character’s perspective.
Practice – Our participatory model helps audiences put their education and knowledge to work, preparing for future situations and conversations
Power — Our plays contain structured opportunities for performers to share power with audiences, facilitating a meaningful, intentional and equal exchange of ideas.
For more information, contact Aisha Chaudhri, Education Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-646-ICAH (4224) about bringing an affordable training to your community. Select a pre-existing workshop or ask us to tailor one to your needs.
We offer participatory plays that open the door to safe and engaging conversations about sexual health and sexual violence with youth audiences. All performance-based education programs promote pleasurable enjoyment in sexuality education and opportunities to practice for real life.
For more information, contact Aisha Chaudhri, Education Manager, at email@example.com or 401-646-ICAH (4224) about bringing an affordable performance-based training to your community.
Can I Hit It? follows four friends as they discuss how sexual violence impacts their lives and school community. This movement and game-based play leads audiences to define sexual violence and understand what they can do to prevent it. Best suits 30-person audiences.
#StartTheConvo features a sex ed teacher and student who explore pregnancy and STI prevention through interactive games and storytelling. Offering multiple ways that youth and adults can partner to implement positive approaches to sex ed, this play suits 50-800 person audiences.
Rooted in the characters and stories of our plays, all FYI performance-based curriculum is facilitated by a health educator and professional actor. Workshops and residencies use participatory theatre tools to cultivate inquiry and provide students with opportunities to practice applying sexual health education content to their own lives.
From day one, FYI teaching artists and performers train young people to think creatively and critically about their sexual health. Residencies begin with a performance of one of our participatory plays, and over the course of the next seven weeks, train students to use participatory theatre tools to cultivate inquiry and apply sexual health content learned to their lives.
Practice decision-making and risk reduction strategies & connect to real life scenarios.
Develop empathy & respect for all sexual orientations & learn tactics to combat oppressive behavior.
Analyze the impact of gender roles on relationships on an individual & cultural level.
Develop tactics to advocate for your healthcare rights.
Apply pregnancy prevention methods to real life scenarios & practice decision-making.
Introduces students to the concepts of personal boundaries & consent and provides opportunities to practice using them.
Examine healthy & unhealthy power dynamics in relationships & practice sharing equal power.
Write non-dominant narratives that deconstruct sexual identity depictions in the media.
FYI’s creative capacity building series is built to equip adults with the tools for strong youth engagement strategies. FYI provides creative activities, skills and techniques that adults can utilize in any social justice youth program, health education setting, or classroom.
Explore how the use of role-play, narrative and game structures can start difficult conversations.
Understand the use of shame in health education and culture & cultivate creative strategies to reduce it.
Create educational game structures that promote enjoyment, personal investment & deep critical inquiry among students.
Uncover the ability of stories to start critical, compelling, and creative conversations.
“[Performance-based education] has brought students to the point where many are feeling more comfortable and safe in speaking out about sex."
“[My students] LOVED them! They are thoroughly engaged, and they absolutely remember the plays throughout our multi-week sessions together."
"[Using theatre] is helpful because you might need to talk about this before you have sex.”
"This performance made me more comfortable about asking and talking about sex "
"Never a boring moment."
"The best thing about the workshop was finding a way to have students put into practice skills - that is not only fun but realistic."
"I learned how to amplify youth voice in different ways."
“It gives you practice and confidence.”
“Seeing them act it out makes me feel comfortable.”
“It made conversations easier.”
“It acts out real problems.”
“You can see what other characters are facing and compare it to your own life. Like see whether they ask their parents or their friends [about sex].”