The Gift Theatre

Board Position Details

BOARD MEMBER: The Gift seeks new dynamic members for its growing board. We are currently seeking two new members.

  • Board Term: Minimum 3 year commitment at 4-6 hours per month.
  • Financial Contribution: Board members are required to contribute financially.
  • Faith-based Organization: We are not a faith-based organization.
  • Skills: All skill sets are welcome

About The Gift Theatre

The mission of The Gift is to tell great stories onstage with honesty and simplicity. The Gift believes a play never closes until everyone who saw it stops thinking about it and that art is, at its best, a sacred conversation between actor and audience, revealing the joy and pain of being human. In other words, a gift.

With 45 seats The Gift is the most intimate Actor’s Equity theatre in the city of Chicago. A recipient of multiple Jeff Awards and nominations going back more than a decade, Gift has produced 72 full productions, the majority of them world, Midwest, or Chicago premieres. Our seasonal kick-off celebration of world premiere ten-minute plays, TEN, has become a chance to experience exciting American playwrights such as David Rabe, Will Eno, Eric Bogosian, and Laura Marks in a unique and spirited environment where all tickets are $10.

Gift Theatre Company is recognized as a key cultural anchor of Chicago’s Far Northwest Side and “a definitive Chicago ensemble” as the New York Times put it in a 2015 review. Community leaders have become Gift supporters, subscribers and board members. A decade ago Gift stood virtually alone in a local desert of professional arts programming; today that is changing and Gift’s pioneer role is recognized throughout Jefferson Park and surrounding communities.