Timothy J. Evans joined Northlight Theatre as Executive Director in 2007 after a 20-plus year career at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Over the years at Steppenwolf, Tim served in varying capacities including Managing Director, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Producer of Special Projects. He created, curated and produced Steppenwolf's acclaimed TRAFFIC Series, which included a partnership with Chicago Public Radio for subsequent broadcasts.
In 2004, Tim founded Steppenwolf Films along with Gary Sinise, Jeff Perry and Terry Kinney to develop quality film and television projects. He produced the feature films Diminished Capacity with Matthew Broderick (premiered 2008 Sundance Film Festival) and The Last Rights of Joe May with Dennis Farina (premiered 2011 Tribeca Film Festival). Current projects in development include Rubber Room directed by Terry Kinney, Building Bridges directed by Tom Verica and Supermoto directed by Joe Maggio.
Recently, Tim co-founded the Three Oaks Theater Festival in Three Oaks, Michigan, which had its inaugural season this past summer. Tim has produced numerous Chicago productions including the appearance in 2007 of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Pritzker Pavillion in Millenium Park. He currently serves on the board of directors of the League of Chicago Theatres and on the theater selection panel of The Princess Grace Foundation Awards. He was a charter member of the Governor's Task Force for Media Development from 2002-05 and served on the board of directors of the Independent Film Project (IFP).