BrightSide Theatre

Board Position Details

BOARD MEMBER: Attend regular Board of Director meetings of BrightSide Theatre, which are each approximately 1.5-2 hours in duration typically in Downers Grove. The board meets four (4) times per year. A member of the board must also be accessible for personal contact in between board meetings. Commit time to developing financial resources for BrightSide Theatre. This includes making a personally meaningful financial gift as well as supporting other fund development activities of BrightSide Theatre in a manner appropriate for board directors. BrightSide Theatre has asked that each board member make a $1000 donation to BrightSide either through a personal donation, professional services or by raising the funds through solicitation. While this is a request, any level of donation based on personal ability to raise the funds is acceptable. Assist with soliciting donations either through ad sales, auction donation or personal solicitation. Attend opening night performances (4x a year) and invite 2-4 couples who might either donate to or become subscribers to BrightSide Theatre. Prepare in advance for decision-making and policy formation at board meetings; take responsibility for self-education on the major issues before the board. Responsibly review and act upon committee recommendations brought to the board for action. In general, utilize personal and professional skills, relationships and knowledge for the advancement of BrightSide Theatre.


  • Board Term: The officers of the BrightSide Theatre shall hold a term of 2 years, with no more than 2 consecutive terms or 4 years being allowed in a specific office, unless approved by a vote of the Board of Directors.
  • Financial Contribution: Board members are required to contribute financially.
  • Faith-based Organization: We are not a faith-based organization.
  • Skills: General supporter of the arts/theatre, background in marketing and/or public relations or legal knowledge would be a plus

About BrightSide Theatre

BrightSide Theatre is Naperville’s only professional theatre. Performing in the heart of the historic downtown district at North Central College, BrightSide Theatre is committed to Enlighten, Educate, and Entertain through comedies and inspirational stories from across the globe. A unique blend of award-winners, premieres, modern works and timeless classics meant to reflect upon and inform our community will inhabit BrightSide’s stage. In addition to 3 mainstage shows, in this our 9th season we are adding a Concert Version Series to focus on the glorious music of a show not often produced. This season we start with the musical NINE. BrightSide Theatre continues its commitment to young artists with the belief that involvement in arts programs increases the development in children on both an academic and social scale while building self-esteem. We designed The BrightSide Theatre Youth Project to provide a professional and educational learning experience for grade school to high school students aged 8-18 interested in exploring musical theater.   In this program, children work directly with professional directors, musical directors, choreographers, designers, and artists to develop their own theatrical skills. (Our staff has/currently works with professional theatres including, Paramount Arts Center, First Folio, Chicago Shakespeare, Broadway in Chicago, Drury Lane Oak Brook.)  After very successful productions for the last seven seasons, we are happy to announce that this year’s BrightSide Theatre Youth Project production will be Disney’s Frozen, Jr.