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Auditions and Scripts 


Auditions are by invitation and by appointment only, and are usually held on a show-to-show basis. Rivendell hires both Equity and non-Equity artists. You may submit your head shot and resume for future consideration for an audition invitation by mailing to:

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Administrative Office, ATTN: Casting
5775 N Ridge Ave., #1
Chicago, IL 60660

For general inquiries about our auditions, you may also email Ashley Neal, Casting Associate, at:

Equal Opportunity Employment 

Equal Employment Opportunity is a fundamental principle at Rivendell, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, citizenship, religion, disability, military status, or any other trait or characteristic protected by law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Thank you for your interest! 

Script Submissions

Rivendell accepts full scripts via agent submission only. Playwrights are welcome to submit a script synopsis of no more than one page along with a character breakdown, production history, and current resume. We will be in touch if these materials are of interest to us.

What We Look For

  • World Premieres

  • Second Productions

  • Midwest Premiers

It is rare for us to produce plays with a cast size larger than 6.

NO musicals or very short plays, please.

How To

Email your script submission materials to our Literary Director, Lisa Dillman (
Our response time is typically 3-6 months if we solicit the complete script.

Thank you for your interest in Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. 

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