Joseph Klug

Assistant Professor, School of Theatre, Film & Television

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From improv classes to a young professional’s extraordinarily fast-moving career, see how the power of “Yes, And” works. Joe’s commitment to “Yes, And” has brought him a life he loves, surprises and new adventures around every corner, and continued responsibility and success. 


Joe is an Assistant Professor in the School of Theatre film and Television. Joe’s scenic design work has been seen across the country at Orlando Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Summer Repertory Theatre Festival, The 6th Street Playhouse (Santa Rosa, California), Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Music Theatre Works (Chicago), First Stage Children’s Theatre (Milwaukee), Bristol Valley Theatre Company, The Hangar Theatre (New York), The Mead Theatre Lab (Washington D.C.), Oregon Cabaret Theatre (Ashland), The Garden Theatre (Orlando), Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. 

He is the 2020 Rising Star Award recipient from United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) and Live Design (LD/LDI); the 2018 30 under 30 Live Design/LDI award recipient; and the 2015 USA Prague Quadrennial USITT Student Exhibit designer. Joe received his Masters of Fine Arts in Scenic Design at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was recently one of the designers for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology's USA Student Exhibit for the 2015 cycle of the Prague Quadrennial; the international theatre design conference in the Czech Republic.