Artistic Director

BJ-Headshot BJ Jones is in his 19th season as Artistic Director of Northlight, where he commissioned and directed the world premieres of White Guy on the Bus, Chapatti, Stella & LouThe Outgoing Tide (Jeff Nomination – Best Director), Better Late, and Rounding Third.Notably he has directed productions of Outside Mullingar, Grey GardensThe Price (Jeff Nomination – Best Director), A Skull in ConnemaraThe Cripple of Inishmaan, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. As a producer he has guided the world premieres ofShining Lives, The Last Five YearsThe Gamester, and Studs Terkel’s ‘The Good War‘. From Second City to Shakespeare, BJ has directed Pitmen Painters (Jeff Nomination – Best Director, TimeLine), A Number (Next), 100 Saints You Should Know (Steppenwolf), and The Dresser (Body Politic). Regional: Glengarry Glen Ross (Suzie Bass Nominee – Best Director, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre), Enchanted April (Asolo Theatre), and productions at Cherry Lane Theatre NY, Galway International Arts Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. As a performer, Mr. Jones is a two-time Joseph Jefferson Award winner and has appeared at Northlight, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Court, and other theatres throughout Chicago. Film/TV credits include The FugitiveBody DoubleLaw and Order: Criminal IntentEarly Edition, Cupid, and Turks, among others.


Executive DIRECTOR


Timothy J. Evans  Prior to his arrival at Northlight, Tim spent over 20 years at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in management and producing positions. He created, curated and produced Steppenwolf’s acclaimed TRAFFIC Series including a partnership with Chicago Public Radio for subsequent broadcasts. Tim founded Steppenwolf Films, of which he is still a partner with Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry, to develop film and television projects. He produced the feature films Diminished Capacity with Matthew Broderick (premiered Sundance Film Festival) and The Last Rites of Joe May with Dennis Farina (premiered Tribeca Film Festival).  He currently serves on the board of trustees of the League of Chicago Theatres and on the theater selection panel for the Princess Grace Foundation Awards. He also serves on the selection committee for The Eisenhower Fellows. Tim is a co-founded the Three Oaks Theater Festival in Three Oaks, Michigan. Previously, Tim served on the board of the Independent Film Project (IFP) and was a charter member of the Governor’s Task Force for Media Development.


Board of Trustees

Thomas D. Stringer, Chairman

Bob Silverman, President

Mark McCarville, Treasurer

Freddi Greenberg, Secretary

Donna Frett, Vice President

Robert S. Silver, Vice President

Craig M. Smith, AIA, Vice Presdient


Carole Cahill

Julie Chernoff

Timothy J. Evans, Executive Director

Mark Falcone

BJ Jones, Artistic Director

Susan Karol*

Matthew Magnuson

Susie McMonagle

Kathleen Okrent

Dan Peterson*

Rahul Roy

Evelyn Salk**

Harvey Young

Alan M. Zunamon

Michael Pauken, ex officio

Norman Rosen, ex officio


*Past President/Chairperson
**Trustee Emeritus



Phone: 847.679.9501



Phone: 847.677.5276



Phone: 847.673.6300
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Artistic Director   BJ Jones

Executive Director   Timothy J. Evans

General Manager  Janet Mullet

Director of Finance  Lisa Stern

Casting Director  Lynn Baber, CSA

Artistic Associate & Literary Manager  Lauren Shouse

Director of Advancement  Kim Hoopingarner

Associate Director of Advancement  Andria Venezia

Director of Marketing and Communications  Mara Mihlfried

Marketing Coordinator Francisco Lopez

Director of Education  Amanda Dunne Acevedo

Education Associate/Camp Director  Mara Stern

Group Sales Coordinator/Administrative Assistant  Michelle Blendermann

PR Representative  Cathy Taylor Public Relations, 773.564.9564

Production Manager Scott Miller

Associate General Manager & Company Manager  Victoria Martini-Rosowicz

Technical Director  Malcolm Brown



Subscriber and Customer Concerns: Mara Mihlfried, x3671

Group Sales: Michelle Blendermann, x3509

Press/Public Relations: Cathy Taylor at Cathy Taylor PR, Inc., 773.564.9564

Accessibility: Mara Mihlfried, x3671

Advertising: Mara Mihlfried, x3671

Donations (Individual or Corporate): Andria Venezia, x3661

Questions for Technical Staff: Vicki Martini-Rosowicz, x3682

Website questions or comments: Francisco Lopez, x3673

To use the phone extensions listed above, call the main administrative line at 847.679.9501.


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