Patrick Klein

Artistic Director

Patrick Klein (Artistic Director) – Audience members may remember Patrick from his first exposure to Palo Alto Players, as an actor on stage playing the fragile, stuttering Billy Bibbit in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST in 2000. Since then, he has worked as a Designer, Stage Manager, and even, sometimes, Actor across the Bay Area, New York City and Eastern Seaboard. Patrick rejoined Palo Alto Players in 2009 as the Technical Director/Production Manager, led the company as Artistic Director from 2013-2023, and was re-appointed to the role in 2024. His Palo Alto Players directing credits include YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, BIG FISH, INTO THE WOODS, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, TARZAN, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, BRIGHT STAR, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, WORKING, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and THE SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL.