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The Team

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Lucie Tiberghien (she/her)
Founding Artistic Director

Garth Belcon (he/him)
Co-Founding Producing Director

Bessie D. Smith (she/her)
Marketing and Development 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.

Bessie is a Performing Artist and Career Development Specialist for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs. As an actress, she has appeared Off-Broadway in "Sistas: The Musical" and "Oscar at the Crown". For the past 4 years, she has held several Jazz residences in Bangkok, Thailand. Bessie studied Communications with an emphasis on Musical Theatre Performance at Bowling Green State University before gaining additional Digital Marketing certification through Google. As a Content Strategist, she has worked with multiple entrepreneurs and small businesses within the Travel, Wellness, and Entertainment industries, producing workshops, online and in-person events, and social media campaigns. Bessie recently started her first company, Funktional Creatives, which provides professional artists with resources and tools to build long-lasting careers in the Arts. 

Board of Directors

Jérome Barth

Garth Belcon

Kaliswa Brewster

Lisa Gorlitsky

Maria Ryan

Muriel Soenens

Lucie Tiberghien

Samira Wiley

Institutional Partners

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Major Supporters

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Samira Wiley

Thomas Kail

Sybilla and Alex Balkanski

The Evelyn Sharp Foundation

The American Society of the French Legion of Honor

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