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.


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Artistic Director   BJ Jones

Executive Director   Timothy J. Evans

General Manager  Janet Mullet

Associate General Manager & Company Manager  Victoria Martini-Rosowicz

Literary Manager & Casting Associate Kristen Osborn

Artistic Programs Manager Sarah Slight

Artistic Fellow Tasia A. Jones

Director of Advancement  Kim Hoopingarner

Institutional Relations Manager Morgan Ulyat

Campaign/Advancement Administrator Christina Ward

Director of Marketing and Communications  Mara Mihlfried

Marketing Coordinator Francisco Lopez

Director of Finance  Lisa Stern

Finance Administrator & Groups Sales Coordinator Michelle Blendermann

Director of Education & Community Engagement Mara Stern

Education & Community Engagement Manager Margaret Bridges

Production Manager Scott Miller

Technical Director Emily Kneer

PR Representative  Cathy Taylor Public Relations, 773.564.9564



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

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

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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Board of Trustees

J. Douglas Gray, Chair

Mark McCarville, President

Julie Chernoff, Vice President

Donna Frett, Vice President

Craig M. Smith, Vice President

James West, Treasurer

Paul Lehner, Secretary


Carole Cahill

Christy Callahan

Julie Chernoff

Timothy J. Evans, Executive Director

Freddi Greenberg

Walter C. Greenough

BJ Jones, Artistic Director

Matthew J. Magnuson

Susie McMonagle

Kathleen Okrent

Atlee Valentine Pope

Robert J. Regan

Rahul Roy

Evelyn Salk**

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

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

Craig Golden

Eleanor Hall

Tom Hazlett

Karen Hunt

Ann Jennett

Susan Karol*

Diana King*

Paul Lehman*

James Lytle

Michelle Marvin

Marcia Mead Stillerman

Carol Mullins*

Phil Palmer

Nicki Pearson

Merril Prager

Toby Sachs

Esther Saks*

Sara Schastok

Ralph Segall

David Seidman*

John Syvertsen

Jill Soderberg

Ingrid Stafford

Trimmy Stamell*

Claire Sucsy

Timothy P. Sullivan*

Greg Taubeneck

Bernice Weissbourd


*Past President/Chairperson