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 Carpenter
Northlight Theatre is seeking theatrical carpenters for hourly employment. Accepting resumes immediately. Pay commensurate with experience. 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 women and minorities. 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.

Based upon the recent guidance from the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago, Northlight will NOT be holding our Equity Principal Auditions on Monday 3/16 and Tuesday 3/17 at PR Casting.

New EPA dates will be announced once we have a greater sense of when it is safe to hold auditions. The health and well being of all involved in the casting process, the arts community and public at large is our highest priority right now, and we are working to move forward with steps that ensure everyone’s safety and comfort.

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to seeing your work on an upcoming date to be announced once we have more information. Please note: at this time, we are not accepting video submissions in lieu of the EPA. If this changes, an updated policy will appear on our website.

Thank you,
Northlight Theatre Casting Team

Audition Information:

We would like to see monologues/sides from the 2020-21 Season plays. Monologues are available in the link below. Actors may alternatively perform a monologue of their choosing that is no more than two minutes in length. Northlight Theatre is interested in seeing all actors at this EPA: actors of any race, gender, and age are encouraged to audition, regardless of the character descriptions for the plays in our upcoming season. It is the intention of Northlight Theatre to understudy all Equity roles with non-union actors.

All scripts will be available at Northlight. If coming to Northlight for scripts, enter through the box office door and dial 0 for the receptionist. Come upstairs to the receptionist desk in the administrative office between 9am-5pm. You may read within the building at the North Shore Center. Please note: digital copies of scripts will not be made available for perusal. Please read the plays, and then select one of the provided monologues belonging to the character(s) that best fit you:

2020-21 Season Monologues

For future consideration mail a hard copy of your headshot and resume to:

Kristen Osborn, Literary & Casting Associate
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077

No phone calls, please.

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.




Education & Teaching Artist

Applications are due by March 13, 2020. Start dates for fall internships are flexible though most departments start in January.


To Apply

A complete Northlight Theatre internship online application includes the following documents, which you will upload in the application form:

  • Your cover letter indicating area(s) of interest and enthusiasm
  • Your professional resume including administrative and theatrical experience
  • Two letters of recommendation (can be sent separately to or faxed to 847.679.1879)

Go to Application

Once we have received your application we will be in touch to confirm receipt of your materials, request additional information if necessary, and/or set-up an interview.