MIP's First Ever Fall Fundraiser, at NegrilBK!
October 2, 2023 @ 7:00PM — 10:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
NegrilBK: 256 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215 Get Directions
Celebrate, uplift and support Brooklyn's only Off-Broadway theater company solely dedicated to fostering empathy and unity, by offering free productions of Molière plays and more to Prospect Park, annually.
Join us for innovative Caribbean Cuisine and starry performances, all to benefit MIP's 2023/24 Season!
Learn more about our Producer's Circle
Your ticket includes:
- Passed hors d'oeuvres and desserts
- An open bar of beer, wine and a specialty cocktail
Honoring the Inaugural Recipients of The Shoulder-to-Shoulder Award: Emmy Award-winner Samira Wiley (Orange Is The New Black, Handmaid's Tale) & Consul Général Jérémie Robert
With Performances by:
What is The Shoulder-to-Shoulder Award?
We conceived The Shoulder-to-Shoulder Award as a way to honor individuals and artists who through their work embody a principle dear to MIP’s heart: Theater as an essential space where people of all socioeconomic, cultural and racial backgrounds can sit shoulder to shoulder and share a common experience, spreading a sense of humanity and unity despite everything that seemingly makes us different.
Our mission is to promote empathy and unity within the diverse communities of Brooklyn through the arts. We offer yearly free opportunities for all to come together in Prospect Park and experience the benefits of theater.
Samira Wiley is a founding board member of Molière in the Park. She currently plays Moira on Hulu’s original drama series "The Handmaid’s Tale", a role that earned her an Emmy win, two Emmy nominations and an NAACP Image Award nomination. She is also well known for her SAG Award winning performance as inmate Poussey on "Orange Is the New Black". Wiley was recently seen on stage in "Blues for an Alabama Sky" at the National Theatre in London
Wiley's other theater credits include "Daphne’s Dive" at the Signature, New York; "Antigone in Ferguson" for Theatre of War; multiple productions for Molière in the Park and "Thoughts of a Colored Man" (as Co-Producer) on Broadway. Film credits include "Breaking News in Yuba County", "Social Animals", "The Sitter" and "Vault".
She is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
Robert took office as Consul General in New York on September 3, 2020.
Since September 2018, he was advisor for Africa, Development and Global
Affairs in the office of the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs,
Jean-Yves le Drian. In this capacity, he contributed to the renewal of
France’s relations with Africa and the rebuilding of its development
policy, and worked on the management of the crisis in the Sahel. He has
worked for France’s global priorities, in particular the preservation of
global public goods such as global health, climate and biodiversity.
During his career at the Quai d’Orsay, which he began in 2003, he served in the Africa and Indian Ocean Department, on Sudan (2003-2006) during the Darfur crisis; in Nairobi, as France’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Program and Adviser on Somalia (2006-2009); in New Delhi (2011-2014) as Coordinator of the Political Chancellery; in Yaoundé (2014-2016) as Number Two of our Embassy in Cameroon and as Assistant Director for West Africa (2016-2018). He worked for the European Union in Kenya (2010-2011).