ALAN KLEM, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 

In 2019, Alan retired as Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre at Creighton University where for 34 years he taught classes in acting and directing and directed more than fifty plays ranging from classical to contemporary musicals. He has been recognized for directing by local and regional arts organizations and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Before Creighton University, Alan Co-Founded Shakespeare-in-the-Park in Fort Worth, Texas where he served as Artistic Director from 1976-1979. From 1975 to 1978 he served as an acting teacher and stage director for Casa Manana Playhouse and Performing Arts School in Fort Worth.

As a founding member of Nebraska Shakespeare in 1987, he served as Co-Artistic Director from 1987 to 1991 and Artistic Director from 2010 to 2012. His directing credits for Shakespeare on the Green include The Tempest, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, and Julius Caesar. He has also appeared as an actor for Nebraska Shakespeare and has performed among others the roles of Caesar in Julius Caesar, Gonzalo in The Tempest, Duncan in Macbeth, and Gloucester in King Lear.

In 2003, he collaborated with two other Creighton professors, Dr. Frederick Hanna and Fr. Don Doll to produce a musical celebrating the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804. The musical premiered  at Creighton University in 2003 and was also produced at Gonzaga University in Spokane.

Alan resides in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife Kelly and daughters Christina, Heidi, and Katie.