Tartuffe or The Hypocrite
Translator: Maya Slater
Original Play Restitution: Georges Forestier
Director: Lucie Tiberghien
In Partnership with LeFrak Center at Lakeside and Prospect Park Alliance
Kim Awon - MADAME PERNELLE
Kim is so thrilled to be here at the MIP. She has worked at a variety of regional theaters. Rosalind in As You Like It at Playmaker’s Rep, Crumbs From The Table Of Joy at Indiana Rep, Hero in Much Ado at The Long Wharf, Olivia in Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center, and played Salome at Two Rivers Theater. Most recently she did Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at the St. James Players and the John Jay Seeing Rape series.
Yonatan Gebeyehu - ORGON
OFF- BROADWAY: TFANA: Merchant of Venice,Timon of Athens, BEDLAM: Persuasion, NEW GEORGES/THE THANK: I Thought I Would Die, But I Didn’t. MTC: Where the Mountain Meets the Sea (u/s) REGIONAL: SHAKESPEARE THEATER CO: Merchant of venice, Timon of Athens, Everybody, MONTANA REP: Go. Please. Go, CHAUTAUQUA THEATER CO: Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet. TV: Prodigal Son (FOX), Elementary, Madame Secretary (CBS). DIGITAL: Lessons in Survival (Vineyard), 86’d (Bric Arts). TRAINING: University of California San Diego: MFA in Acting. Columbia University, B.A. in English. Yonatan-Gebeyehu.com
Kaliswa Brewster - DORINE
Kaliswa has recurred on Showtime’s BILLIONS, ABC’s series TIME AFTER TIME, and RELEASE. Film credits include PATERNO for HBO Films starring Al Pacino, the feature film PAINT directed by Michael Walker, and THE BIT PLAYER for PBS. Guest star and other television credits include NBC’s LAW & ORDER, CBS’ GOD FRIENDED ME, BLUE BLOODS, Netflix’s DAREDEVIL & CBS’ UNFORGETTABLE. She has worked onstage at The Signature Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Hartford Stage, The Williamstown Theater Festival, The Guthrie Theater, and others. As a voice actor Kaliswa has appeared in various commercial ads, animation series (including Marvel), and her extensive audiobook work can be found on Audible. She holds an MFA from American Conservatory Theater and a Certificate in Classical Theater from LAMDA in London.
Thijs Hogenboom - FLIPOTE
Thijs is an actor and dancer based in New York City. His dance career took him all over Europe where he worked with several prestigious dance companies. As an actor Thijs attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where some of his highlights were the opportunity to play Victor von Frankenstein in the musical Young Frankenstein, as well as Trinculo in The Tempest. IG: @thijshogenboom
Keshav Moodliar - DAMIS
Born in Pune, raised between Bombay and New Delhi - Keshav Moodliar is an actor based in New York City. He recently graduated with his MFA from The Juilliard School. Last seen Off-Broadway in Madhuri Shekhar’s Queen at Long Wharf and NAATCO. Other Off-Broadway credits include - Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure and Native Son. Film and TV credits include – Extrapolations (Apple TV), Chicken (Independent), SINK SANK SUNK (mini-series), In Defense of Civil Society (Independent), Untitled Paul Simms Pilot (FX).
Matthew Rauch - TARTUFFE
Broadway: The Great Society, Junk, Merchant of Venice, more. Off-Broadway: A Particle of Dread, Book of Days (Signature), Kin (Playwrights’ Horizons), Still Life (MCC), Shakespeare in the Park, Duchess of Malfi - Callaway Award, Revenger’s Tragedy, Edward II (Red Bull), Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Hurlyburly (New Group), many more. Regional: title roles in Macbeth - CT Critics Best Actor, Richard III - Battis Award Outstanding Performance, Henry V. Film: Wolf of Wall Street, Labor Day, others. TV: 4 seasons of Banshee, recurring on Terminal List, SVU, Blue Bloods, Chicago PD, many others.
Luis Vega - CLEANTE
New York Theater credits: The Gett (Rattlestick Theater); Hindsight
(Fault Line Theatre); The Underlying Chris (Second Stage); Tell Hector I Miss Him (Atlantic
Theater Company); i thought i would die but i didn’t (New Georges/The Tank). Regional Theater credits: Laughs in Spanish (Denver Center) Animals Out of Paper (Chautauqua Theater); Change Agent (Arena Stage); The Humans (Broadway National Tour); Where Storms Are Born (Williamstown); The Underpants (Old Globe); Seize the King (La Jolla Playhouse); As You Like It (The Guthrie). Film/TV: “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “The Good Fight” (Paramount +), “Madam Secretary” (CBS), Another Earth (Fox Searchlight), Chinese Puzzle. Training: MFA, UCSD.
Michelle Veintimilla - ELMIRE
Michelle made her Broadway debut in the Tony nominated musical, THE VISIT. Last year, she received rave reviews for her performances in MCC’s, WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE, and in Goodspeed’s ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Michelle starred as ‘Vanessa Sanchez’ on ABC’s THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY. Other TV credits include GOTHAM, SEVEN SECONDS, and BIG SKY. Most recently, she starred in Steven Belber’s film, WHAT WE DO NEXT.
Director - Lucie Tiberghien (she/her)
A Brooklynite since 2001, Lucie Tiberghien was raised in France and Switzerland. Specializing in new work, Lucie spent 15 years developing and directing new plays in New York City and all over the country. Bringing free theater and the works of Molière to Brooklyn was a longtime dream which she is thrilled has become a reality. She was awarded the prestigious designation of Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, by the French Government.
Producer - Garth Belcon (he/him)
An independent feature film Writer and Producer, and theater Producer and Production Manager, Garth was raised in the Bronx but has called Brooklyn home for more than 15 years. Garth is honored to be a part of bringing Molière and the funny, biting, brilliant social commentary of his work, to Brooklyn and all of NYC annually. Garth is the Co-Founding Executive Producer of MIP.
Set Design: Alex Jourdan
Alex is currently the Black Theatre Coalition’s Scenic Design Fellow and is currently working for Tony award-winning scenic designer Derek McLane as an assistant and is set to work for Tony Award-winning scenic designer Scott Pask in June. Recently, Alex has designed the scenic design for a production of The Drowsy Chaperone at Curtain Call Theatre in August of 2021. He is set to design The Pajama Game this upcoming August at the same theatre. Alex hopes you enjoy this lovely performance of Misanthrope.
Costume Design: Jessica Irvin
Jessica Irvin, a Maryland born, New York raised Costume Designer, is currently the Costume Shop Supervisor at Queensborough Community College. She has worked for The New School for Performing Arts, and took on many different roles within the Costume Department. She has worked as Assistant Costume Designer on several productions, for The Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Signature Theatre and the Emerge125 Dance Company. She wants to thank Moliere in the Park for bringing her onboard for their production of Tartuffe. #IrvinLegacy
Composer: Paul Brill
Paul Brill has received three Emmy Award nominations for his film scores and recently won the first-ever Best Music Award from the International Documentary Association. He collaborated with Rock legends U2 on the HBO film, Burma Soldier, composing a new string arrangement for an acoustic version of their classic song, “Walk On.” His recent work includes the hit documentaries, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, the Emmy Award-winning Page One: Inside the NY Times, the Sundance Festival-winning films, Gideon’s Army, Trapped, and Love Free or Die, and the Emmy, DuPont and Peabody Award-winning, 6-hour PBS documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, with noted historian Henry Louis Gates and additional musical contributions from Wynton Marsalis. He also scored the NY Times Op-Doc, Takeover, which was short-listed for an Academy Award, Liz Garbus' Peabody Award-winning HBO documentary A Dangerous Son, and wrote the Theme and incidental music for the Peabody Award-winning NPR Podcast, Believed. He recently made his Off-Broadway debut, composing the score for Gabriel Jason Dean’s Terminus, which featured stage legend/2022 Best Actress Tony Winner Deirdre O’Connell and premiered to great acclaim at The New York Theatre Workshop. He is currently preparing to adapt his new song-cycle, The Cost of Believing, into a musical theatrical production in the coming months.
Lighting Design - Stoli Stolnack (they/them)
is an NYC-based lighting designer and associate. Lighting design credits include Terminus (Monk Parrots, NYTW’s Next Door Series), Queen of Spades, Stomping Grounds, Lost Luggage (Pavilion at the Glimmerglass Festival), The Misanthrope and Tartuffe (Moliere in the Park). Assistant credits include Prayer for the French Republic (MTC), Dance Nation and Wives (Playwrights Horizons), Boesman and Lena (Signature Theater Center), Fire in Dreamland (The Public), Show Boat and Traviata (The Glimmerglass Festival), West Side Story (Atlanta Opera). Special effects work includes assistant special effects designer on Beetlejuice the Musical, effects programmer for the Hadestown National Tour,and effects crew member for New Year's Rockin' Eve 2018-2022. Stoli is the lighting director for the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY.
Production Stage Manager - Madison Lane (she/her)
Madison Lane [Production Stage Manager] [she/her] is thrilled to be outside with Moliere in the Park again this summer after working on The Misanthrope last year, and many readings (in person and on Zoom) since 2019. Other recent credits include: Colin Quinn: Small Talk [Lucille Lortel Theatre]; Pericles [Fiasco Theater Company]; KATE [Connelly Theater]; Love All Alices [On The Road Rep]; Alison Leiby: Oh God, A Show About Abortion [Cherry Lane Theatre]; Corsicana [Playwrights Horizons]; Wolf Play [Soho Rep]; King Lear [New York Classical]. Madison firmly believes that art has the power to change the world and thanks you for being here!
Wardrobe Supervisor - Isaac Van Curen
is a multidisciplinary queer artist. In theatre he has worked as a stage manager for Letters to My Father (M34-Productions) and The Karamazovs (New Ohio Theatre) and costume designer for Thirteenth Night (NY Theatre Festival) and HEDDA (HERE Arts). He has also worked as a Covid Safety Manager for the Signature Theatre and the Tony Awards. As an artist they make paintings, prints, and other artwork with residencies with the Human Impact Institution and FabNYC. Isaac also performs in drag under Isaac Miss Isaac. Check out isaacvancuren.com for more information.
Assistant Director: Hieu Bui
Hieu Bui is a MFA acting candidate at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale 2026. He recently directed “eggs” by Jeanette Delaney at Chain Theatre One Act Festival. Soon another short play also at Chain Theatre in June. This is his first time working with Lucie and MIP, he had an amazing time is very excited for everyone to experience Tartuffe!
Assistant Stage Manager: Parker Lane
Production Manager: Taylor Poer
Company Manager: Kasey Ackerman
Development and Marketing Associate: Ningyi Jamie Zhang
Ningyi is a New York-based Theatre Director, Actor, and Performing Arts Administrator committed to bringing Asian modern drama art to the general public. With her BA in theater studies and MA in performing arts administration, Ningyi’s current academic research focuses on Digital Marketing for non-profit theater after the pandemic. Her drama theater credits as director include “Conundrum” by Eileen Chang, “The Villa” by Zhuang Yi, and “Comedy Trilogy” by Ding Xilin. Her recent musical theatre credits as a production associate include “Cats” and “Murder Ballad” China Tour.
Press Representative - David Gibbs (he/him)
David Gibbs (Press Representative) (he/him) is the founder of DARR Publicity, a boutique entertainment press agency specializing in theater, dance, film, music and unique theatrical experiences. Clients include The Amoralists, Company XIV, FIAF, Ice Factory Festival, La MaMa, Molière in the Park, New Ohio Theatre, NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival, Pig Iron, PTP/NYC and Red Seed Films. David has publicized shows at many Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway venues throughout NYC. His clients have won Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Obie and Off Broadway Alliance Awards. www.DarrPublicity.com
Social Media: Media a la Carte
Graphic Designer: Liane Fredel
LeFrak Center at Lakeside
The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside is the largest and most ambitious project in Prospect Park since its creation nearly 150 years ago. Spanning 26 acres, this $74 million restoration by the Prospect Park Alliance transformed the southeast corner of the Park into a popular scenic and recreational destination. Since opening in 2013, the LeFrak Center has become a year-round community destination welcoming more than 200,000 visitors each year.
Prospect Park Alliance
Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains "Brooklyn's Backyard," working in partnership with the City of New York. The Alliance was founded in 1987 to help restore Prospect Park after a long period of deterioration and decline. Today, the Alliance provides critical staff and resources that keep the park green and vibrant for the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home. The Alliance cares for the woodlands and natural areas, restores the park's buildings and landscapes, creates innovative park destinations, and provides free or low-cost volunteer, education and recreation programs.
*Denotes member of the Actors’ Equity Association
We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:
ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS
AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS
through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
We thank our major supporters: Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Evelyn Sharp Foundation, The American Society of The French Legion of Honor Samira Wiley, Sybilla and Alex Balskanski Family Foundation.
Producers: Puth Family Foundation, Stephan Haimo and Veronica Bulgari
Associate Producers: Merry Kay and Steve Poe, McKenna Poe and Daniel Klingenstein, and Mary Vines
Adaptation originale de Georges FORESTIER, Edition Portaparole, 2021
Tartuffe by Molière, translated by Maya Slater appears in The Misanthrope, Tartuffe and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) is used with permission of Oxford University Press