Alan Klem is an associate professor of fine and performing arts - theatre at Creighton University where he has been employed for 21 years. For the university, he teaches classes in acting and directing and has directed over 35 plays ranging from classical to contemporary musicals.
In 2003, Klem wrote the book and directed a large musical drama Lewis and Clark Part One: Manifest Destiny that recently was produced at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He was an original co-founder and past co-artistic director for the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival and has acted in many productions for that organization. Prior to joining the faculty at Creighton University, Klem was a professional actor and director in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He taught and directed at Casa Manana Acting School in Fort Worth where he also co-founded Shakespeare-in-the-Park. He holds an M.F.A. from Texas Christian University and a B.A. from North Texas State.