Alan Klem, MFA

Alan Klem, MFA

Alan Klem




For 27 years, Alan Klem has taught classes in acting and directing and has directed more than forty plays at Creighton University 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, Klem 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.

Klem co-founded Nebraska Shakespeare in 1986 and served as Co-Artistic Director from 1986 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 in over 70 plays as an actor 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.

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