Riverside Theatre regularly holds professional auditions for our Gilbert Street season (spring through fall) and Riverside Theatre in the Park (June - July). We also hold auditions/interviews for actor, director and stage management apprentices in our summer season, Riverside Theatre in the Park.
The next Riverside Theatre in the Park (RTP) auditions will take place late fall/early winter for RTP 2014. Click here for Riverside Theatre in the Park audition information.
Auditions for our Gilbert Street Season are held throughout the year as needed. Auditions are open to both AEA and non-Equity actors; AEA actors are hired under Special Appearance contracts. There are audition calls throughout the year as needed.
Auditions for the Riverside Theatre in the Park Professional and Apprentice Company are held annually in Chicago, Milwaukee, Kansas City and Iowa City in December. Riverside Theatre in the Park operates on an LOA to a LORT D Equity contract. EMC points are available for all non-Equity actors and stage managers in both the professional and the intern companies.
To be notified about upcoming auditions, email us and ask to be added to our actor database.
Regional professional actors can schedule a general audition in Iowa City at any time of the year by contacting Jody Hovland, artistic director.
Due to staff limitations, we unfortunately cannot accept unsolicited scripts directly from playwrights.Scripts may be submitted by agents and professional representatives as well as all NNPN member theatres. Additionally, some unsolicited work may be considered on the strength of a professional recommendation or existing professional relationship.
Please submit any queries directly to Artistic Director Jody Hovland at [email protected]
There is an open call for submissions to RT's annual monologue festival Walking the Wire. Email us and ask to be added to our playwright list. The theme and submission guidelines for the Walking the Wire in 2014 will be announced next fall.
Currently, no staff positions are open at this time.
The areas where we frequently have volunteer opportunities and/or internships are listed below. For more information, contact Nan Martin at [email protected] or contact us at the email address shown.
Riverside Theatre offers classes and workshops during the school year and in the summer. We primarily focus on youth theatre training, but also occasionally offer workshops for adults. To stay in the loop, watch our blog and calendar and email us and ask to be added to our Education list.
Kids, teens and adults interested in by request personally designed classes, workshop, or residencies should contact [email protected] for more information.
Watch our calendar for our panel discussions, Thursday Theatre Talks and Sunday Talkbacks.
Thursday Theatre Talks are scheduled one week before productions open. These free, hour-long informal discussions all patrons to get familiar with upcoming productions and the ideas they explore. Thursday Theatre Talks are free and open to the public.
Talkbacks are held on the first Sunday of each production’s run. Stay after the Sunday matinee on these special days to chat with performers and gain behind-the-scenes info about the play. Talkbacks are free and open to the public.
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