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

                               

Auditions

UPCOMING AUDITIONS:

There are no auditions scheduled for this time.

To be notified about upcoming auditions, email us and ask to be added to our actor database

General audition information:

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 for our summer season, Riverside Theatre in the Park.

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. Click here for Riverside Theatre in the Park audition information.

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.

Play Submissions

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 Submission information for Walking the Wire 2015 will be announced August, 2014.  "Classified" is this year's theme.

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


Staff Positions

We are accepting applications for positions in stage management and assistant stage management for 14-15 season. Please send your resume to [email protected]


Work study positions for an assistant to the technical director, box office assistant, and development assistant are open. For more information on the technical asst postion email [email protected], for development, [email protected] and for the Box Office postion, [email protected]

Volunteer Opportunities/Volunteer Internships

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.

We are currently seeking a 2014 summer marketing intern here.  Click here for details.

  • 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] 

Education Programs

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 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.

VISUAL ARTISTS

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.

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