The Team

Lucie Tiberghien Square_edited_edited.jpg
Garth Belcon Square_edited.png
Kaliswa 2020 (1)_edited_edited.jpg
resume photo_edited.jpg

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

Yaping (Irelia) Chu (she/her)
Marketing and Fundraising intern

 

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.

Yaping (Irelia) Chu is a second-year graduate student in performing arts

administration program at New York University. She got her bachelor degree of arts

management at Communication University of China and a double major in marketing

at New York Institute of Technology. She has worked as a marketing intern and took

charge of tickets selling and on-site promotion of the Chinese production of The

Sound of Music, produced by Seven Ages, a China’s leading musical production

company. She also worked as a database intern and production assistant in National

Centre for the Performing Arts in China, where she wrote weekly news report about

worldwide theatre productions, as well as managing recital schedule and assisting

administrative responsibilities for a Chinese Dance Drama The Road to Tibet. She

also worked as a volunteer at New York 2022 ISPA (International Society Performing

Arts) Congress, at which she worked as an event volunteer. She is interested in

marketing, development, and production management of non-profit performing arts organization.

Board of

Directors

Jérome Barth

Garth Belcon

Lisa Gorlitsky

Maria Ryan

Muriel Soenens

Lucie Tiberghien

Samira Wiley

Advisory

Board

Stephen Belber

Gabriel Jason Dean

Leigh Fondakowski

Rachel Goldstein

Ilana Levine

Mimi O'Donnell

J. T. Rogers

Stew

Institutional

Partners

FIAF transparent.png
Prospect Partners Logo black.png
LeFrak Center Lakeside

Major

Supporters

Bloomberg_logo_violetRGB.png
deGroot Foundation

Samira Wiley

Sybilla and Alex Balkanski

Elizabeth and Jonathan Weiswasser

Caroline and Paul Cronson