Grades 9-12

The Northlight Youth Council, or NLYC, is an opportunity for passionate North Shore and Chicago teens to help build the next generation of theatre makers.

NLYC engages young adults in a variety of student-driven opportunities and allows them an up-close, inside look into the world of stage production. This program allows for members to attend Northlight performances, performances at other theatres, analyze and discuss the plays they see, do community service work, and plan and throw NLYC’s Spotlight events around each season production.



Want to join the council? Fill out the following 3 forms by August 7. All must be completed to be considered.

Personal Recommendation: This should be filled out by a friend or family member, who can speak to your personal character. This person cannot be a current member of NLYC.

Professional Recommendation: This should be filled out by a teacher, guidance counselor, after school program leader, religious leader, etc. who can speak to your work ethic.


NLYC Application


NLYC Personal Recommendation


NLYC Professional Recommendation