Meet the Cast: Chas Lederer of ‘Other Desert Cities’

Meet Chas Lederer who is currently performing in Other Desert Cities’ with Cherry Creek Theatre.

Hometown: Evergreen, CO

Chas Lederer
Chas Lederer


Home now: Lakewood, CO

High school:  Evergreen High School

College: University of Northern Colorado

Where have you recently performed?: At Breckenridge Backstage Theatre in “Almost Maine” and with the Denver Center Theatre Company in “A Christmas Carol.”

Three words to describe yourself: Ridiculous, Passionate, Loyal

Describe your perfect date night: Date Night? What’s that?!

Favorite food: French Fries

Chas Lederer (Trip) in “Other Desert Cities” at Cherry Creek Theatre.


Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump

Favorite superhero: Hardest question. EVER. If I must choose, Spiderman and Shazam.

Where can people find you on social media (your handle)?: @chaslederer on Instagram

Favorite role: Frog in “A Year With Frog and Toad” or Monty in “Violet”

Bucket List role: Christopher in “A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime”

Explain Other Desert Cities: A slice of life looking at how families either fracture or flourish under the weight of the past.

Tell us about your role: Trip is the family mediator. Always asking for peace and brevity. In a world of chaos and confusion, Trip just wants to be grounded in love.

What should audiences take away from Other Desert Cities?: That you can’t choose family,  but you can choose how to treat them.

One interesting fact about yourself you want to share: I have a fraternal twin brother! He’s alright.

Other Desert Cities
Lilia Vassileva (Brooke) and Chas Lederer (Trip) in “Other Desert Cities.” Photo by Olga Lopez

Ticket Information:

  • Now through April 28
  • Written by Jon Robin Baitz. Directed by Sheila Ivy Traister.
  • Starring Abby Apple Boes, Pamela Clifton, Chas Lederer, Michael McNeill, Lilia Vassileva
  • At the Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246
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