Working at Theater Wit

Now Hiring!

Theater Wit has immediate openings for the following positions. Click on a job title for more details

Design/SM Positions for 2017/18 season

We are currently accepting resumes and letters of interest for our production/design teams for our 2017/18 season (specifics to be announced shortly).

At this point, we are accepting resumes for all shows for Scenic, Lighting, Costume, Properties, and Projection Designers. Dates are available at the link below

We are also accepting AEA applications for Stage Managers.

Apply here

Development Director (full-time)

The Development Director is a full-time position responsible for overseeing and implementing all key fundraising and outreach activities at Theater Wit, from individual giving to maintaining institutional relationships. You will be responsible for growing an annual giving program of approximately $225,000 which has been growing by 15-25% year over year.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Individual donor engagement.
  • Ongoing direct mail and email solicitations (3-5/year)
  • Coordinating Year-end Campaign.
  • Authoring grant proposals along with the artistic director.
  • Prospective Donor and institutional campaign research.
  • Annual foundation reporting.
  • Write and edit Theater Wit's annual report.
  • Coordinating donor and outreach events (first read-thrus, salons, annual bbq).
  • Works with the AD and board to set annual giving goals

Ideal candidate will have the following requirements:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A genuine love of theatre
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong computer skills. Salesforce a plus.
  • 2-3 years experience in not-for-profit fundraising and development work

Apply here

Production Manager (contract)

2017/18 Production Manager

The Production Manager is responsible for coordinating all production-specific activities with the producer and artistic team. Overall, the PM is primarily responsible for the theater production's budget and allocation of resources. Production managers create timelines for work completion and schedule meetings with different production departments (e.g. technical, costume, set, and lighting design). It is our intent to hire a single production manager for all three productions in the 2017/18 season. But consideration will be given to qualified applicants who may only be partially available.

Apply here

At this time we have no way to keep/catalog/review electronic headshots and resumes. For casting consideration, please mail a hard copy of your pic and resume to:

Theater Wit
attn: casting
1229 W Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657

Thanks for your interest in submitting your work to Theater Wit. At this time, we are accepting agent submissions *or* work from any playwright based in Chicago. To submit, please send a cover letter, synopsis and 20-page excerpt of the work. I only accept electronic submissions (pdf, final draft or rtf) so I can carry them around on my iPad, which is the only way we can manage the backlog. Also, on the subject of backlog, there is a small group of volunteers reading scripts, so my delay time is a horrifying six months, for which I apologize in advance.

If after all those caveats, you're still interested, we use Submittable so we don't lose track of manuscripts.

Submit here


Jeremy Wechsler,
Artistic Director