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.

We primarily produce new plays—either world premieres, second productions, or Midwest premieres. Please keep in mind that we are a small theatre and it’s rare for us to produce plays with a cast size larger than 6.

We’re inspired by plays that feature women in primary roles and take on issues that profoundly affect women’s lives. We welcome new plays that explore contemporary social and political themes that provoke further discussion.

No musicals or very short plays, please.

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

Thank you for your interest in Rivendell Theatre Ensemble.

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Theatre: 5779 N. Ridge Avenue
Office: 5775 N. Ridge Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660


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