Rachel Klem has been teaching at NC State since 2004. She teaches a variety of classes for University Theatre, directs main stage productions, and is the resident acting coach for students participating in our UT productions. Ms. Klem has been directing theatre in the Triangle since 2001. She moved here after receiving her MFA in acting from Depaul University’s The Theatre School. While in Chicago, she acted and taught theatre for Navy Pier, Chicago TheatreSports, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the City of Chicago. She has directed over 40 productions in North Carolina including her favorites at University Theatre: Gross Indecency, Something’s Afoot, Around the World in 80 Days and The 39 Steps. Ms. Klem writes and adapts plays, and has received national attention for her play, The Bowling Show, set in a Chicago bowling alley. She has published over 10 plays for children, and is the co-writer of the local smash A Trailer Park Christmas.
Klem is directing the regional premiere of Head Over Heels next season.
Hear what NCSU University Theatre’s Rachel Klem has to say about directing the regional premiere of Head Over Heels, color conscious casting, and more.
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