Season 2017: The Mind/Body Connection



WINTER, by nationally acclaimed Utah playwright Julie Jensen, is an alluring world premiere about one of the most controversial topics in America. Co-directed by  RTE members Megan Carney and Mark Ulrich, WINTER was inspired by distinguished author and U of U professor Margaret Pabst Battin’s story,Robeck.

A beautiful, empowering story about a woman whose once-brilliant mind is now diminishing. Her family all have different ideas about what is right for her, meanwhile she's ready to take matters into her own hands. Funny, touching and very topical.

WINTER is being produced at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are Salt Lake Acting Company (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Central Works Theater Company (Berkeley, CA). For more information please visit


Directed by Jessica Fisch

Opens April 2017

It's been 25 years since molecular neuroscientist Avery Kahn left Highland Falls, NY. But when 18 local girls, cheerleaders mostly, are stricken with a mysterious ailment, Avery reluctantly returns home to tackle what the locals derisively call the “girl disease.” As Avery becomes affected—and infected—by the girls, the case becomes more personal than she ever expected.

Inspired by real events in LeRoy, New York in Fall 2011. 

Directed by RTE Member Hallie Gordon

Opens September 2017

 Centered on a new mother who can’t seem to love her baby or her husband, Cal in Camo probes the nature of family bonds and questions whether the psychological wounds of the past irrevocably impact our capacity for connection. Called “a vernacular, mysterious cocktail of a play” by the New York Times, Cal in Camo is laced with lacerating humor and punctuated by moments of blinding resonance.



Our critically acclaimed, Jeff Recommended world premiere production of WOMEN AT WAR travels around Chicagoland to better serve veterans and their families. Call 773-334-7728 to find out more and to book the show at your venue. 

Written by RTE member Megan Carney
Directed by RTE Artistic Director Tara Mallen
Featuring RTE members Mary Cross, Krystel McNeil, Ashley Neal and Paula Ramirez

With Rengin Altay, Danielle Davis, Jessica Ervin, Susan Gaspar, Brittani Green, Meg Harkins, Cynthia Hines and Charlita Williams    


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