The Team

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Lucie Tiberghien (she/her)
Founding Artistic Director

Garth Belcon (he/him)
Co-Founding Executive Producer

Kaliswa Brewster(she/her)
Social Media and Community Outreach Consultant

Ningyi Zhang (she/her)
Development and Marketing Associate

 

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.

 

In 2021, she was awarded the prestigious designation of chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, by the French Government.

An independent feature film Writer and Producer, and a theater Producer and Production Manager, Garth was raised in the Bronx but has called Brooklyn home for more than 15 years. His films, which include Whiteboys and Jails Hospitals & Hip-Hop, have been distributed by media companies such as 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Studio Canal Plus, Samuel Goldwyn Classics, STARZ Entertainment, and HBO. His theater works have been presented in houses like the Kennedy Center, Sydney Opera House and International Theater Festival of Havana. Garth is excited and 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.

Kaliswa is an Actress and Digital Producer. As an actress, she has appeared in Molière in the Park’s The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and School for Wives. On television she has recurred on Showtime’s “Billions,’ ABC’s “Time After Time,” and Topic’s “Release.”  Her film credits include “Paterno: alongside Al Pacino, Paint, and The Bit Player. Kaliswa holds a BA from Whitman College, an MFA from American Conservatory Theater & trained at LAMDA in London. Kaliswa worked closely with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis at Middle Collegiate Church where she has worked as a Digital Producer, producing antiracism workshops and online events. She is a co-producer on Jacqui’s new podcast, Love Period, produced in partnership with The Center for Action and Contemplation. Kaliswa also produces Black Voices Past and Present, a podcast highlighting black voices throughout history.

Ningyi Zhang 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 Zhang’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. 

Board of Directors

Jérome Barth

Garth Belcon

Kaliswa Brewster

Lisa Gorlitsky

Michele Gerber Klein

Maria Ryan

Muriel Soenens

Lucie Tiberghien

Samira Wiley

Institutional Partners

LeFrak Center Lakeside
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Major  Supporters

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Samira Wiley

Sybilla and Alex Balkanski

Caroline and Paul Cronson

Clémence and William Von Mueffling