Mighty Corson Art Players names managing artistic director

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Brian Schipper, the new managing artistic director of the Mighty Corson Art Players, stars in “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” with Megan McDonald and Rachel Tinker in 2017. Jamie Hult/File photo

Brian Schipper has been selected to assume a new role within Mighty Corson Art Players thanks to the generous support of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, whose grant provided seed money to create this position. 
“We are all appreciative of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation and the potential they saw in our organization,” said MCAP treasurer Chase Phillips. “This is a remarkable phase in our growth and a recognition of something we have been working toward for some time now. I’m excited for the future of MCAP, and this is just one more step in the direction of becoming a strong, creative institution in our community.”
Currently serving as president of the board of directors, Schipper is no stranger to MCAP. He is currently directing his 10th show there, Almost, Maine, which opens Oct. 11. 
“I couldn’t be more humbled,” Schipper said. “Our commitment to providing exceptional, accessible, theatre for people of all experience levels has created a wonderful atmosphere and grown our community theater to the point of needing this role to meet the day to day needs of our actors, patrons and supporters. I’m excited to be able to continue to serve MCAP’s mission in a new way.”
 
About the Mighty Corson Art Players
The Mighty Corson Art Players was founded in 1982 to fill a public desire and passion for the arts in an underserved community. Selling $1.50 tickets to a community produced variety show, the organization invested proceeds into mounting its first full production in September 1982. Growing to three productions throughout the year and a children’s theater camp every summer, MCAP is currently in its 37th season. It’s fall show, Almost, Maine is on stage this month (Oct. 11-3 and 18-20). Tickets are available at mightycorson.com/boxoffice or by calling 605-582-2771.

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