Northlight Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is interested in receiving candidates from a broad spectrum of people.


For your opportunity to work with Northlight, visit the tabs to the left.


Scenic Carpenters and Electricians
Northlight Theatre is continuously seeking theatrical carpenters and electricians for inclusion in our overhire pool. Pay commensurate with experience and local norms. Northlight Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is interested in receiving candidates from a broad spectrum of people, including all races and genders. Please send resume to Emily Kneer, Production Manager via email No calls please.



Northlight welcomes resumes from designers and technicians. Northlight Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is interested in receiving candidates from a broad spectrum of people, including all races and genders. For positions not listed above, please send resumes to:

Janet Mullet
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077


North Shore Center

The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, the facility in which Northlight is located, offers part-time positions in Box Office, Security, Operations, and Bartending. Visit their page for current opportunities.

Northlight Theatre is now accepting Equity video submissions for actors for the 2020-21 Season.

This Digital EPA will service our full 2020-2021 season. Actors should submit via email a self-taped video perform a monologue of their choosing, or self-accompanied song, that is no more than two minutes in length. Submissions should be emailed to Please submit via Vimeo, Google Drive or DropBox in a downloadable format. Please slate your name in a full body shot. When performing, the frame should be waist up. If you are using an iPhone, please video in horizontal/landscape orientation, not vertical/portrait. Make sure you are in a well-lit room/space. Submit by 4/22/20.

Northlight Theatre is interested in seeing all actors at this EPA: actors of any race, gender, age and ability are encouraged to audition, regardless of the character descriptions for the plays in our upcoming season. Please note that at this time we are only accepting submissions from actors who are local to Chicago.

It is the intention of Northlight Theatre to understudy all Equity roles with non-union actors.

You can find breakdowns and more information about the audition here.

Northlight Theatre does not accept unsolicited scripts. However, in an effort to support the local artistic community, we do accept unsolicited ten-page samples exclusively from writers living in Illinois. Before submitting material, we strongly encourage you to read our mission statement, research our production history, and/or see a production here in order to acquire a sense of Northlight’s interests and aesthetic.


To be considered, please send a letter of inquiry, a synopsis of your play, and a ten-page sample. All material must be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address: You will receive an automatic electronic confirmation that we received your submission. If we would like to request the full script, we will contact you again. Thank you for your interest in Northlight Theatre.


Northlight’s Internship program is a comprehensive, part-time opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students, recent college graduates and early-career professionals. The internship program is structured to meet the demands of the company while also accommodating individual needs.

Interns at Northlight:

  • Work 15 to 18 hours a week for approximately 12 weeks.
  • Are given training and leadership, as well as specific duties and projects in one department under the guidance of department managers.
  • Attend full staff meetings and departmental meetings.
  • Have various opportunities to interface with staff and visiting professionals.
  • Have access to a computer work station and all office, rehearsal and studio areas.
  • Receive 2 free tickets to Northlight productions, subject to availability.
  • Are included in the planning and presentation of readings, donor events and staff potlucks.

Internships are usually available in the Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer. Northlight interns receive a small stipend, college credit (as arranged by the student with his or her university), tickets to Northlight shows, and the opportunity to use industry discounts available to members of the Chicago theatre community. Our internship program is currently on pause until we are producing again. Please email with any questions.



Northlight Teaching Artist Apprenticeship

Applications for the Northlight Teaching Artist Apprenticeship will be accepted on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to those received by October 31, 2020.

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