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Audition & play submission information, staff & volunteer positions, and educational program information is listed below.




Currently no open auditons are scheduled. To be notified about upcoming auditions, email us and ask to be added to our actor database.

General 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.  

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 March monologue festival Walking the Wire The submission date for 2014 has passed.  Theme and submission info for WTW '16 will be announced on the website in the fall of 2015.

Email us and ask to be added to our playwright list for future opportunities.


There are no open staff positions 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.

To usher for the summer show "Cyrano" (and see the performance for free) sign up here:

CYRANO Ushering

We are putting together a volunteer summer marketing street team to attend community events; hours and time commitment are flexible.  If you are interested, please email Christina, Marketing Director.

  • Ushering, box office assistance
    [email protected] 
  •  Fundraising, event planning, general office assistance, board of directors
    [email protected] 
  • Marketing, PR, graphic design
    [email protected] 
  •  Company administration, wardrobe maintenance/stitching
    [email protected] 
  •  Carpentry, sets, movers
    [email protected] 


We have a great lineup of summer 2015 classes for a range of student ages:  Click here for the details.

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 post-show Talkbacks.

Thursday Theatre Talks are generally scheduled one week before productions open. These free, hour-long informal discussions allow 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 usually held on the first Sunday of each production’s run and sometimes after Friday shows (check show schedules for details). Stay after the show on these special days to chat with performers and gain behind-the-scenes info about the play. Talkbacks are included in the price of show admission.


We exhibit artwork in our lobby during each production period, a span of 1-2 months.  When possible, we enjoy partnering the exhibit with the topic or tone of each play, so that patrons enter into that world as soon as they step into the theatre.  There is no commission on any artwork sold.

Artists interested in being considered for an exhibit should send a link to their work along with a brief bio to [email protected].  We will contact artists if an exhibit opportunity becomes available.

Thank you for your interest in working with Riverside Theatre!

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