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Moliere In The Park Live Stream Of Christina Anderson's PEN/MAN/SHIP Opens Tonight

Pen/Man/Ship streams live on Saturday, December 12 at 7pm EST.

Moliere In The Park Live Stream Of Christina Anderson's PEN/MAN/SHIP Opens Tonight

Molière in the Park's live stream of Christina Anderson's Pen/Man/Ship, directed by MIP's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien, opens tonight at 7pm EST.

Molière in the Park is co-presenting with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), and in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance, LeFrak Center at Lakeside.

1896. The Separate But Equal Doctrine has just been upheld in the Supreme Court of the United States as a Black American surveyor boards a ship to lead a mysterious expedition bound for Liberia. In tow are his troubled son, a rebellious young woman, and a skeptical crew. On the open sea an unexpected detour forces secrets out of hiding fundamentally changing the course of the journey and their lives. Christina Anderson creates a telling parable about violence, betrayal, faith, and freedom in this moving maritime epic.

The cast features Lucille Lortel Award winner Crystal Lucas-Perry (JQA with San Diego Rep, A Bright Room Called Day & Ain't No Mo' at The Public Theater), Kevin Mambo ("Marvel's Luke Cage" on Netflix, Fela in Broadway's Fela!, Mlima's Tale at The Public Theater), Jared McNeill (HBO's "We Are Who We Are," Battlefield at BAM, The Valley of Astonishment at Theatre for a New Audience) and Postell Pringle (Broadway's A Free Man of Color, FX's "Rescue Me," The Urban Retreat at The Public Theater).

The production team includes Garth Belcon (MIP Co-Founding Executive Producer), Thyra Hartshorn (Production Manager), Andrew Carluccio - Video Engineer (Liminal Entertainment Technologies), Lina Younes (Set Design), Ari Fulton (Costume Design), Marie Yokoyama (Lighting Design), Victoria Deiorio (Original Music & Sound Design), Emily Rawson (Animation), Daniel Williams (Sound Engineer), Jonathan Kokotajlo (Assistant Video Engineer) and Madison Lane (Production Stage Manager).

With the pioneering use of Liminal Entertainment Technologies' innovative StreamWeaver software, Molière in the Park brings live lighting and sound design back to the theater for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. During the live broadcast event, StreamWeaver technology will connect the international crew of actors and technicians, transporting HD audiovisual data and routing a lighting control protocol called DMX over the internet using StreamWeaver Lite. This mixing and merging of high definition video and audio feeds, as well as camera cuts together in real time is a critical milestone for decentralized live virtual performance and was a priority for Liminal when designing the product.

Pen/Man/Ship streams live on Saturday, December 12 at 7pm EST. A recording of the live stream will be available on MIP's YouTube channel until Monday, January 4. Viewing is free. Reserve at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/penmanship-by-moliere-in-the-park-registration-129065639803. For more info visit https://www.moliereinthepark.org/penmanship.

To appeal to its French speaking audience and language learners, MIP is offering closed captions in French, translated by Chloe Noble and Lucie Tiberghien.

Immediately following the live performance Molière in the Park will be hosting a live Q&A with team members. Attendees can submit questions directly through YouTube, on Twitter, via Facebook Messenger, or via Instagram direct messages during the event or immediately after.

Molière in the Park was created in Fall 2018 and is dedicated to being an inclusive and antiracist theater organization. Their goal is to bring high-caliber English language productions of Molière's timely masterpieces, as well as carefully chosen contemporary plays that focus on language and question today's world through the lens of history, to Brooklyn's Prospect Park annually, and the online theatergoing community, free of charge. For more info visit https://www.MoliereInThePark.org.


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