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Leslie Charipar

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  • Cornell College
  • Master of Fine Arts , Acting
    The Theatre School
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5 Turner Alley Teams Up with Urban Theater Project for Reading of New Play - Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 21 Feb 2007 [cached]
“This is a collaboration that merges two of Urban Theater Project of Iowa’s missions,� said Leslie Charipar, director of Urban Theater Project of Iowa. “We are always looking for interesting spaces to produce plays and are also interested in working with and developing new voices in local theater.
Leslie Charipar ..., 20 July 2011 [cached]
Leslie Charipar (2014) 1931 Cach Lane SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 319-431-2110
Leslie ..., 23 Oct 2007 [cached]
Leslie Charipar
Leslie Charipar has been selected as the new Artistic Director for Theatre Cedar Rapids, the theater's board of directors announced today.
Charipar, the current education coordinator for Theatre Cedar Rapids, will succeed Richard Barker, who plans to step down from his role on Dec. 31 after 26 years as the head of the organization.
"We're very pleased to have such talent in-house to be able to promote Leslie to Artistic Director," said Theatre Cedar Rapidsboard president Pat Deignan.
And I can't think of anyone better to take over the position of Artistic Director than Leslie.I have no doubt that she will continue to carry out the mission of the theatre."
A native of Cedar Rapids, Charipar has been involved with Theatre Cedar Rapids since 1989 as an actress, director, costumer and most recently as coordinator of the theatre's educational programming.
She is a 1989 graduate of Cornell College, and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Theatre School, DePaul University in Chicago, Ill.
Charipar has also been a director with the Classics at Brucemore, Coe College, the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival Young People's Intern Program and Urban Theater Company, which she founded.She has also served as a speech and acting coach at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids.
James F. Kern, executive director of Brucemore in Cedar Rapids, has worked with Charipar for more than a decade.
"He's been my mentor ever since I started doing theatre here, and he's the reason why I went to grad school at DePaul," Charipar said.
Alumni Hall of Fame, 4 Aug 2008 [cached]
Leslie Charipar , a 1985 graduate from LaSalle High School will be inducted into the Fine Arts category. Among her many contributions to the Cedar Rapids community, Leslie is a founding member of the Classics at Brucemore, and opened the theatre company, Urban Theatre Project, which provides live theatre in unique spaces all over the city of Cedar Rapids. After the flood of 2008, Leslie played an integral role in the rebuilding of Theatre Cedar Rapids where she currently serves as the Artistic Director.
Leslie ..., 20 July 2012 [cached]
Leslie Charipar Artistic Director
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