Founding Artistic Director

Lucie Tiberghien

A Franco-American Brooklynite, Lucie was raised in France and Switzerland and moved to New York in 1995. Specializing in the development of new plays, Lucie has since directed world premieres at Second Stage, MCC, The Cherry Lane Theater, Hartford Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Rattlestick Theater Company, MaYi Theater Company, The Humana Festival, Labyrinth Theater Company, Pan Asian Rep, New York Theater Workshop Next Door, and Arena Stage. She has developed new plays at Playpenn, Sundance, Ojai, The O'Neill, MTC, The Roundabout, Primary Stages, among others. It is through her work as associate to acclaimed French director Jacques Lassalle that Lucie developed her passion for Molière’s plays and her belief in his work’s ability to speak to who we are today.

Co-Founding Producer

Garth Belcon

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.

Artistic Associate for Design & Production

Kris Stone

NYC: Playwrights Horizon, Second Stage, Lincoln Centre Theatre 3, Rattlestick, New Victory (Drama Desk Nomination Brundibar), Ars Nova (Lortel Nomination Outstanding Musical The Wildness), Joyce, Cherry Lane, La Mama, Women’s Project. Regionally: Hartford Stage, Huntington, Yale Rep, Old Globe, Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lyric Opera Baltimore, People’s Light, Florentine/Nashville/Tulsa Opera, Contemporary American Festival, Opera Memphis/Cleveland, and Chicago Opera Theatre. Internationally: Abbey Theatre, Project Theatre Dublin, Riverside - London, Wiesbaden Festival - Germany, Dublin and Edinburgh Theatre Festivals, Royal Theatre -Tasmania, and Mermaid Arts Center - Bray, Ireland.

Associate Artistic Director

Jessie Dean

Is a Brooklyn based comedy writer, actor, and theatrical producer originally from Atlanta. Most recently, Jessie has finished writing her first novel, Inventing Vida, which is currently in its final round of edits, and has penned two comedy pilots, Blue Skies, and We Belong with her husband and writing partner, playwright Gabriel Jason Dean, as well as Our New Town, a musical developed together with The Civilians. She is a former Co-Artistic Director of the experimental theatre company, Monk Parrots. Recently, she and Gabriel completed their first film re-write, Get Gomez, together. Jessie is currently at work on her first full-length feature screenplay. She received her MFA from Illinois State University. Jessie is ecstatic to be a part of the Molière in the Park team and to bring free theatre to Brooklyn!

Marketing & Development Associate

Celine Ariniello

Celine is a digital marketer, writer, and aspiring drag/burlesque performer. They are currently the 2019-2020 Costume Design Mentee at Wingspace Theatrical Design and a member of The Denizens Theatre Company. At Santa Clara University, they developed two plays, Instinct and Have I Got a Deal For You and a devised work for Charisma 2018; designed costumes for Claire Calalo's dance piece Trozo Trosco y Torcido; and performed as Ellard Simms in The Foreigner, directed by Aldo Billingslea. They also play the "modern" version of Molière at all of MIP's shows. They received their bachelor's degrees in Marketing and Theatre at Santa Clara University in 2018.

Production Assistant

Cy Goris

As both an enthusiast of nature and the arts, Cy is delighted to be a part of Molière in the Park and see theatre brought to life at Prospect Park. 

Board of


Jérome Barth

Garth Belcon

Lisa Gorlitsky

Maria Ryan

Muriel Soenens

Lucie Tiberghien

Samira Wiley



Stephen Belber

Gabriel Jason Dean

Leigh Fondakowski

Rachel Goldstein

Ilana Levine

Mimi O'Donnell

J. T. Rogers




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deGroot Foundation

Samira Wiley

Elizabeth and Jonathan Weiswasser

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