Rivendell has won the following awards:
2017 Artistic Director and Founder Tara Mallen received the esteemed 3Arts William Franklin Grisham Award.
The 3Arts Awards offer applause and deserved recognition to exceptional Chicago-based women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities. Every year, ten artists from the six-county Chicago metropolitan area who are working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts receive 3Arts Awards. 3Arts awardees are selected through a nomination and jury process. More than 100 artists are nominated each year by 35 anonymous nominators who are acutely knowledgeable about artists working in a wide variety of communities.
Backstage‘s “11 Theaters for Female Empowerment” by KC Wright, March 2015
Newcity Chicago‘s “Top 5 Dramas of 2015”– How the World Began
2014 Tara Mallen and Megan Carney receive the Volunteers of America of Illinois’ Silver Star Award for their work on WOMEN AT WAR.
“This award is given to an individual who has distinguished themselves as a real advocate of Veterans and/or members of the Military through either significant philanthropic activities or other personal acts of notable service. The Individual Star Award is being presented to the two of you for being true advocates for female Veterans in the important work you have created to highlight the experience of women in the military. Your work will provide the larger community with an opportunity to learn about the experiences of the women who serve in our military, the challenges they encounter and the sacrifices they make to serve our Country.”
2012 BWW (Broadway World) Award Nominations: Best Ensemble, Equity — WRENS
2012 BWW (Broadway World) Award Nominations: Set Design, Equity — Joanna Iwanicka, WRENS
Jeff Award: Sound Design, Midsize — Victoria DeIorio, Mary’s Wedding
Jeff Award: Lighting Design, Midsize — Jaymi Lee Smith, Mary’s Wedding
2009 3Arts Vision Award: Company-Wide Award
The Vision Award was named in honor of the 32 women who crafted the first vision of our organization. It also reflects the vision of the local music, theater, and visual arts organizations that recognize and showcase the artists at the core of their missions. Whether artists comprise the teaching corps, administrative staff, behind-the-scenes crew, community program presenters, or performers, they are always the driving force of dynamic arts organizations.
2005 After Dark Award for Best Ensemble — Self Defense, or death of some salesmen
American Critics Association — 2nd Prize: Best New Play — My Simple City
Jeff Award: Best New Work, Playwright Anne McGravie — WRENS
Jeff Award: Best Ensemble — WRENS
Jeff Award: Best Supporting Actress, Tara Mallen — WRENS
Jeff Award: Best Sound Design, Matt Kozlowski — Hamlet