Our Mission

Prospect Park's
Free Theatre

The mission of Molière in the Park (MIP) is to promote empathy and unity within the diverse communities in Brooklyn through the arts. We offer free opportunities for all to come together in Prospect Park and experience the benefits of theater. 

MIP’s vision is of a Brooklyn where all communities can benefit equally from access to theater and the Arts. 

Molière in the Park is an inclusive and antiracist theater organization, and our casting, hiring, and programming decisions reflect these values.

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Brooklyn's New Mainstay

We believe theater performed in public spaces and free for all has the power to impact intellect and emotions, spark ideas and conversation, keep history alive, challenges prejudice and promote health and joy. Molière in the Park was born out of the desire to meet Brooklynites in their backyard where all will feel invited to take part, and benefit from thought provoking and entertaining theater.

Why Molière?

Molière is considered one of the world’s greatest French satirists and we aim to make his work a vital part of Brooklyn’s diverse cultural landscape. In style and content, Molière’s plays capture Brooklyn: funny, gritty, progressive, disruptive, and embracing of all types of people. Through the lens of his stories, we see ourselves and others as imperfect and intertwined humans. Much like Prospect Park’s unifying draw to Brooklynites, Molière’s plays unite us and point to our commonalities rather than our differences. Molière in the Park is a celebration of Brooklyn’s unique blend of diversity, innovation, and inclusion.​​​​​​​

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