Rivendell Theatre Ensemble cordially invites you to banish the blues and support a vital force in advancing the lives of women with…


The Socially-Distanced Blue Jean Ball


September 12-19, 2020


While we can’t gather, Rivendell Theatre’s vital mission continues building and nurturing an amazing community of talented artists, developing new work by and about women, and preparing to return to the stage as soon as it’s safe. YOU are vitalwe need your help to make all this possible!


Howdy From Home Kickoff Party – FREE!
September 12, 2020, 7:00 PM

Enjoy exciting new entertainment and preview our amazing silent auction!

Online Silent Auction & More 
September 12-19, 2020
Snap up some cool auction items and support our talented artists!
Register for the auction here!

Wrap Party & Celebration
September 19, 2020, 8:00 PM
Celebrate with us from the comfort of home and enjoy exclusive content
Ticket Required for Wrap Party

Read our FAQs HERE
You can also email us at or call us at 773-334-7728.



Our Partners:

Many thanks to our longtime partners and supporters in this endeavor. We are so grateful for your generous partnership.





Ticket Packages:

Wrap Party & Celebration
September 19, 2020, 8:00 PM

$150 – Household Watch Ticket

Enjoy the fun and exclusive content that the whole household can enjoy!
 (includes 2 Rivendell drinking glasses & 2 Rivendell bandannas)

$50Individual Watch Ticket
Your individual ticket to access exclusive content and all the fun!
(includes 1 Rivendell bandanna)

Add to your ticket package by choosing dinner and/or drinks!



Dinner Packages:

Food and/or drink packages must be ordered by Wednesday, September 16th at 12:00 PM (noon).  All orders MUST SELECT either City of Chicago or Collar Suburb delivery.

Delivery is not available beyond the collar suburbs. Unsure if you’re in the boundaries? Email

Deliveries will be made September 19th between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM.


Delivery charges:
$10 – within City of Chicago
$20 – to the Collar suburbs


Snacks & Shots 
$100 – Serves 4

Ultimate Popcorn:
Popcorn with bacon, cheddar scallions, cashews & crunchy caramel

(2) Flatbreadschoose one:
Herbed ricotta, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, fresh basil, oregano & marinara
Mexican chorizo, white sauce, charred peppers & aged cheddar

(8) Bourbon Jell-O Shots
(8) Assorted macaroons


Make Your Own Tacos
$60 – Serves 4

Adobo Chicken Tacos:
Roasted chicken in a spicy red chili sauce, Mexican oregano,
mango serrano salsa, tortilla chips, fresh guacamole, queso fresco & shredded lettuce; served with guajillo, cilantro Black beans & El Popocatepetl corn tortillas

Vegetarian Option Available:
Nopalitos (Cactus Pads)


Snacks & Tacos
$110 – Serves 2

Ultimate Popcorn:
Popcorn with bacon, cheddar scallions, cashews & crunchy caramel

(1) Flatbread:
Choose Vegetarian or Chorizo

Adobo Chicken Tacos
Roasted chicken in a spicy red chili sauce, Mexican oregano, t
aco toppings, black beans & corn tortillas

(4) Bourbon Jell-O Shots
(4) Assorted macaroons


Cocktail Kits

Paloma Cocktail Kit$60
Bottle of Tequila (375ml), grapefruit juice, sparkling water & orange syrup

Bourbon Daisy Cocktail Kit – $60
Bottle of Bourbon (375ml), lemon juice, grenadine, cherries & orange slices

All meals will be delivered cold; heating instructions are provided.
Order by September 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon).

Choose your dinner and drink package HERE





Grab some cool new swag from the Rivendell arsenal!
Click HERE to purchase! 


Bandannas will be mailed to the address provided. Order before September 4th to get your swag by September 19th.

Drinking glasses will be available for contact-less pickup at Rivendell Theatre, 5775 N Ridge Ave, Chicago.

For orders received by September 4th:
Pickup will be September 5th between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

For orders received after September 5th: 
Pickup will be September 26th between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Need your glass shipped to you?
Contact us at
An additional $15 shipping cost will apply to each order.




All proceeds directly benefit Rivendell Theatre Ensemble!
Questions? Check out our FAQs – HERE.
You can also email us or call 773-334-7728.















Production Team

Chelsey Echevarria
(Event Assistant)


Chelsey Echevarria started as an intern and volunteer with Rivendell Theatre in 2014, working on the production Women At War. She has been jumping in to support Rivendell pursuits ever since. She recently completed her Master’s in Women’s and Gender Studies from DePaul University where she focused on Critical Mixed Race Studies and Anti Racist and Latina Feminisms. She has spent the last 8+ years working in youth program development and is eager to continue this work while finding ways to remain a part of the Chicago arts and theatre community as well.


Tony Churchill
Digital Content Producer)


Anthony Churchill collaborates on media for theatre, events, and installations. Recent projections and media with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Strawdog Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Greenhouse Theatre, Rivendell Theatre, Raven Theatre, The Cher Show, Q Brothers, Porchlight Music Theatre, Silk Road Rising, Theatre Wit, Stage Left, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Big Noise Theatre, and 16th Street Theatre – Berwyn.  Tony has been nominated for five Jeff Awards for Projections, and awarded one. When not working on plays, he enjoys sculpting tiny astronauts in peril, and exploring with his beautiful wife Sara, and rescue pit bull Cheetoh.


Tara Mallen
(Rivendell Artistic Director / Producer)

An actor, director, producer and the Artistic Director at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Tara was most recently on stage in the Midwest premiere of The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter for which she was honored with a 2018 Jeff Award for “Best Actor”. Other recent credits include Sweat (Arena Stage); world premiere productions of Look, we are breathing and The Firebird’s Take the Field, and Rasheeda Speaking (Rivendell); How Long Will I Cry: Stories of Youth Violence (Steppenwolf for Young Audiences). She was part of the ensemble in Rivendell’s World Premiere, The Walls and played Jolene Palmer (inspired by the true-life story of Aileen Wuornos) in Rivendell’s award winning production of Self Defense, or the Death of Some Salesmenboth productions part of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Visiting Theater Initiative. She received a Joseph Jefferson award for “Supporting Actress” for her work in WRENS as part of that production’s Jeff-winning ensemble. She was nominated the following year for “Actress in a Principal Role” for her work in My Simple CityScreen credits include Empire (Fox); Boss (Starz); Chicago Fire (NBC); Doubt (CBS/Sony Pictures pilot); Controversy (Fox Pilot); Chicago P.D. (NBC) and Sense8 (Netflix Original series); Steven Soderbergh’s film Contagion and the upcoming feature Swing ShiftTara co-conceived and directed the critically acclaimed World Premiere of Women At War, a theatrical exploration of women in today’s military that played to sold out houses in the fall of 2014 and is now touring throughout the mid-west; she also directed the Jeff nominated Midwest premieres of The Electric Baby by Stefanie Zadravec, 26 Miles (in co-production with Teatro Vista); Fighting Words by Sunil Kuruvilla; Psalms of a Questionable Nature by Marisa Wegerzyn; and the co-production of Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue with Stageworks/Hudson in Hudson, New York.  Tara is the recipient of a 2017 “3Arts Award” for her work in Chicago as a theatre artist.


Catherine Painter
(Rivendell Managing Director)

Catherine Painter, after serving as Rivendell’s grant writer for six years, joined the company as Managing Director in 2020. She is also Executive Director of Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre and Development Consultant to Praize Productions Inc. She is a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois – Chicago Certificate in Non-Profit Management Program where she teaches classes on Individual Giving and Strategic Leadership. Previously, she consulted with the American Indian Association, Trinity Irish Dance Company, and independent artists, and worked with Victory Gardens Theater, Merit School of Music, Northlight Theatre, and Latin School of Chicago. She holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Northwestern University.  



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