Chicago’s Premier Women’s Theatre
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble is a professional theatre company committed to cultivating the talents of women theatre artists and to seeking out innovative plays that explore the unique female experience in an intimate, salon environment. Since 1995, Rivendell has grown to fill an important role in the Chicago theatre community as the only Equity Theatre in Chicago committed to producing works about women.
Since our inception, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble has provided Chicago audiences with artistically challenging, thought-provoking plays that explore the female experience. Driven by the belief that the female experience is dynamic and ever-changing, Rivendell continues to revisit, revise, and re-invigorate its mission to serve women artists and audiences in new and challenging ways.
With each season, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble seeks to deepen its mission, expand our audiences, and challenge ourselves. Rivendell has produced five world premieres, fifteen regional premieres, received four Equity Wing Joseph Jefferson Awards and numerous nominations for artistic excellence. In 2012 we moved into our new theatre at 5779 N Ridge. We look forward to many more years of building community, sharing conversations, and producing vital works that feature women artists.