Judy Klingner

Judy Klingner recently retired from 34 years of teaching, directing, and choreographing at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois. She currently freelances as the Musical Director at Palatine High School and as the Spring Play Director at Maine West High School. Judy is a lifetime member of the Illinois Theatre Association, serving on the ITA Board of Directors on and off for 14 years. She has been an Associate Director for the IHSTF Planning Committee in several capacities and has been part of the production staff for the All-State Show 5 times: Director 2010, Choreographer 2002, and Producer for Auditions and Casting 2012, 2009, and 2008. She was the 2021 and 2022 Executive Director for the IHSTF. In 2019, Judy received an award for her “Extraordinary Contributions to the Illinois High School Theatre Festival.”