Molly Pearson is a New York City based theater and film producer. She is the co-founder and co-Artistic Director of Partial Comfort Productions, a 3-time Drama Desk nominated and OBIE Winning nonprofit ensemble that The New York Times dubbed “the little company that could”. In late 2014, Molly launched Talk Normal Productions, a company focused on producing new works for the stage and screen. Previously, she was a Partner at Table Ten Films, where along with her producing partner she produced the feature films “The Green” (starring Julia Ormond, Jason Butler Harner, Cheyenne Jackson, Illeana Douglas) and “Clutter” (starring Carol Kane, Natasha Lyonne, Joshua Leonard, Halley Feiffer, Maria Dizzia and Kathy Najimy).
With Partial Comfort, Molly has produced over 15 original plays, 4 workshop productions, and over forty staged readings. The company boasts a membership of 53 theater artists, including a MacArthur Genius grant recipient, four Drama Desk Nominated artists, one Guggenheim recipient, and two OBIE Award winners. Plays that Molly has produced with her company have frequently been included on Time Out New York and New York Magazine’s annual 10 BEST lists, and have been favorably recognized by major theater critics and award panels.
Molly is the producer of the short films, “Lovesick” (sold to Mini Movie International, Paris, France),”Love Is Hell” and “All Night”, which were screened at film festivals domestically and abroad. Molly has worked in the story department at both Disney/Buena Vista and the Disney Channel.
Molly is the creator of the successful Leap Workshops series, with clients worldwide, and she also works as a Production Consultant to individuals and larger companies and production teams. She has taught her self designed curriculum at Harvard University, and has been a guest speaker and panelist at Columbia University, Bates College, NYU’s Atlantic Theater School, and at multiple theater producing panels and arts entrepreneurship conferences.
Molly holds a BA from the New School, and an MFA in Film Production from Columbia University (where she was a recipient of the prestigious annual Arthur Krim Memorial Award). Training also includes the Commercial Theater Institute’s 2009 14-week commercial theater producing program. Molly lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her two children.