Phone: 847.673.6300
The North Shore Center Box Office is now operating with limited Summer Hours: Monday through Thursday, noon to 5:00pm.
Group Sales: 847.324.1233



Phone: 847.679.9501



Phone: 847.677.5276


Use the Staff Directory to contact individual members of the Northlight Theatre staff directly. Northlight staff is still working remotely. We continue to receive our email and voicemails, though response times may be more delayed.


Artistic Director   BJ Jones

Executive Director   Timothy J. Evans

Managing Director  Janet Mullet

Associate General Manager & Company Manager  Victoria Martini-Rosowicz

Artistic Fellow Tasia A. Jones

Director of Advancement  Kim Hoopingarner

Events Manager Kelly Cosgrove

Campaign/Advancement Administrator Christina Ward

Director of Marketing and Communications  Mara Mihlfried

Marketing Manager Francisco Lopez

Director of Finance  Lisa Stern

Finance Administrator & Groups Sales Coordinator Michelle Blendermann

Director of Education & Community Engagement Christina Lepri

Education & Community Engagement Manager Alexi Siegel

Production Manager Emily Kneer

Technical Director Bek Lambrecht

Assistant Technical Director/Assistant to the Production Manager Colleen Schuldeis

Administrative Assistant Christine Ebeling

PR Representative  Cathy Taylor Public Relations, 773.564.9564



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

Ticketing questions: Box Office, 847.673.6300

General customer concerns Mara Mihlfried, x3671

Group Sales: Michelle Blendermann, x3509

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

To Make a Donation (Individual or Corporate): Kim Hoopingarner, x3663

Accessibility: Alexi Siegal

Advertising: Mara Mihlfried, x3671

Questions for Technical Staff: Vicki Martini-Rosowicz, x3682

Website questions or comments: Francisco Lopez, x3673


To Request Ticket Donations for your non-profit fundraiser:
Please submit your request online:
For questions email:

Artistic Director

BJ-Headshot BJ Jones is in his 20th season as Artistic Director of Northlight. Mr. Jones is a two-time Joseph Jefferson Award winning actor and a three time nominated director and has directed the world premieres of Relativity, Funnyman, Faceless, CharmWhite Guy on the BusStella & LouThe Outgoing TideBetter Late, and Rounding Third. Notably he has directed productions of Outside MullingarGrey GardensThe PriceThe Odd Couple, A Life, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. As a producer he has guided the world premieres of Miss Bennet: Christmas at PemberleyShining LivesThe Last Five YearsThe Gamester, and Studs Terkel’s ‘The Good War’. Additional directorial credits include: Pitmen Painters (Timeline);  100 Saints You Should Know (Steppenwolf); Glengarry Glen Ross (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta); The Lady with All the Answers (Cherry Lane, New York); Animal Crackers (Baltimore Center Stage); Three Musketeers, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing (Utah Shakespeare Festival), and four productions at the Galway International Arts Festival. As a performer, he has appeared at Northlight, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Court, and other theatres throughout Chicago. Film/TV credits include The FugitiveBody DoubleLaw and Order: Criminal IntentEarly EditionCupid, and Turks, among others.


Executive DIRECTOR


Timothy J. Evans leads Northlight Theatre’s overall strategic, management and long-range initiatives. 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 has served 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 USA selection committee for The Eisenhower Fellows, Philadelphia, PA.  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

J. Douglas Gray, Chair

Mark McCarville, President

Julie Chernoff, Vice President

Donna Frett, Vice President

Craig M. Smith, Vice President

Paul Lehner, Secretary


E. Faye Butler

Carole Cahill

Christy Callahan

Jennifer Christensen

Timothy J. Evans, Executive Director

Freddi Greenberg

BJ Jones, Artistic Director

Dennis Marino

Blythe McGarvie

Susie McMonagle

Atlee Valentine Pope

Robert J. Regan

Rahul Roy

Kelly Ryan

Evelyn Salk**

Reetu Gowdar Sanders

Robert S. Silver

Bob Silverman*

Thomas D. Stringer*

Mark Tendam

Michael Pauken, ex officio

Norman Rosen, ex officio


*Past President/Chairperson
**Trustee Emeritus


ADvisory Council

Trish Barr

Anne Berkeley

Steven J. Bernstein

Karl Berolzheimer

Gerhard Bette

Edward Bradley

Margo Brown

Michael R. Callahan*

Joe Cappo

Marcia Caulkins

Josh Chernoff

Dennis Clarkson

Beth Davis

Paul Finnegan*

Gene Frett

Susan Gaud

Craig Golden

Eleanor Hall

Tom Hazlett

Ann Jennett

Susan Karol*

Diana King*

Paul Lehman*

James Lytle

Michelle Marvin

Marcia Mead Stillerman

Ed Michael

Carol Mullins*

Reverend Dr. Michael Nabors

Merril Prager

Roberta Rubin

Toby Sachs

Esther Saks*

Sara Schastok

Ralph Segall

David Seidman*

Jill Soderberg

Ingrid Stafford

Trimmy Stamell*

Claire Sucsy

Timothy P. Sullivan*

John Syvertsen

Greg Taubeneck

Bernice Weissbourd

Payson Wild


*Past President/Chairperson