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Theater Director and Translator                                                            United States / Europe

The Cherry Orchard, NYU Graduate School, Photo Ella Bromblin
 
about lucie

 

Lucie Tiberghien is a French and American theater director and translator, based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2018 she founded Molière in the Park, the first non-profit in Brooklyn solely dedicated to bringing free theater to Prospect Park on a yearly basis. 

 

She was raised just outside Geneva where at an early age she began her career as a dancer (Grand Théâtre de Genève). She then moved to Paris after high school to further her training in music and dance, then went back to school to study history and political science.  After graduating from Geneva Webster University she moved to New York to pursue a career in directing.

 

Soon she began associate directing at New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Washington Opera, Florentine Opera, Le Théâtre du Châtelet and worked repeatedly with acclaimed French director Jaques Lassalle, in Paris, Avignon, and Lausanne. She also directed a production of La Bohème for the New Jersey State Repertory Opera and created la Compagnie Charnière, dedicated to building a bridge between French and American theater. She wrote and directed The Quiet Room, a stage adaptation of Howard Buten's classic novel "Quand j'avais cinq ans je m'ai tué", produced by Charnière, in New York at Synchronicity Space and in France at Le Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Vilar.

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, and Arena Stage. She has also directed at The George Street Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Juilliard, and New York University. 

Translations into French include Stephen Belber's plays Match (Le Grand Ecart), produced at Le Théâtre de la Madeleine in Paris, as well as Tape (Mon Ami Jean) and Finally (Finalement). Also, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, (Hedwig et le Centimètre en Colère) by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask,  and currently, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced (Déshonneur). 

Translations into English include Jean Luc Lagarce's Juste La Fin Du Monde (Only the end of the World), produced in New York by Company Charnière.

 

Pen/Man/Ship

Christina Anderson

The Pavilion
By Craig Wright
Th Invisible Hand
Ayad Akthar

Queens for a Year,

TD Michell

Blueprints to Freedom
By Michael Benjamin Washington
Don't Go Gentle
Stephen Belber

Blood and Gifts

JT Rogers

Love in Aghanistan
Charles Randolph Wright
The Other Thing
Emily Schwend
productions include

Pen/Man/Ship

Christina Anderson

The Pavilion
By Craig Wright
Th Invisible Hand
Ayad Akthar

Queens for a Year,

TD Michell

Blueprints to Freedom
By Michael Benjamin Washington
Don't Go Gentle
Stephen Belber

Blood and Gifts

JT Rogers

Love in Aghanistan
Charles Randolph Wright
The Other Thing
Emily Schwend
productions include

Pen/Man/Ship

Christina Anderson

CATF and Portland Playhouse

The Invisible Hand
Ayad Akthar
Milwaukee Rep
The Pavilion
Craig Wright
CATF and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Queens for a Year

TD Michell

Hartford Stage

Blueprints to Freedom
Michael Benjamin Washington
La Jolla Playhouse and KC Rep
Don't Go Gentle
Stephen Belber
MCC

Blood and Gifts

JT Rogers

La Jolla Playhouse

Love in Aghanistan
Charles Randolph Wright
Arena Stage
The Other Thing
Emily Schwend
Second Stage
Terminus
Gabriel Jason Dean
Monk Parrots at NYTW, Next Door
Daybreak
Joyce Van Dyke
Beckett Theater, Pan Asian Rep
IN THE PRESS
 

...Director Lucie Tiberghien, and her first-rate cast of three present the play with an appealing delicacy and sincerity...

...under Ms. Tiberghien's graceful direction, Mr. James and Ms. Mudge enact Mr. Wright's slow dance of sorrow and regret with touching grace.

CHARLES ISHERWOOD, The New York Times

The Pavilion, by Craig Wright, Rattlestick Theatre

 
in development

Molière in the Park

A Little Bit of Forever

By Jeanne Dorsey

Told through an imaginary epistolary relationship between two extraordinary women, Jean Harris, Madeira School headmistress and convicted murderer, and the hard-living American painter, Joan Mitchell,  the play is an exploration of class, race, aging, the transcendence of art and hard-earned comradeship between women.   

Tampon, Dead Dogs and Other Disposable Things

Written by Air Force Vet,

Shairi Engle

and winner of the Bridge Award. 

The Misanthrope, Juilliard
The Misanthrope, Juilliard
 

© 2017 by Lucie Tiberghien