Centre College Faculty
Patrick Kagan-Moore• Charles T. Hazelrigg Professor of Dramatic Arts
Office: Grant Hall—310
Patrick Kagan-Moore is professor of dramatic arts at Centre College, where he has taught since 1992. He has held the Hazelrigg Professorship in Dramatic Arts since 2004.
A teacher and producing theatre artist for more than 20 years, Kagan-Moore teaches a wide range of courses in Centre's dramatic arts program as well as humanities courses in the college's general studies program. He regularly directs at least one of Centre's three major productions each year. Recent successful shows have included Charlotte's Web, The Voice of the Prairie, and Dancing at Lughnasa. Three cast members from The Voice of the Prairie were nominated for the Irene Ryan Award, and the production received the highest possible rating in adjudication at the Kentucky Theater Festival. Lughnasa was an alternate selection in the American College Theatre regional competition.
Since his first directing experience in a student production at Oregon State University, Kagan-Moore has directed or acted in nearly 75 productions, including professional, academic, community theatre, opera, and film. His professional directing credits include a 1994 Off-off-Broadway production of Nikolai Gogol's The Marriage in New York City, Macbeth for the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival (San Luis Obispo), Julius Caesar and Inherit the Wind with Shakespeare in the Park (Lexington, Ky.), and Little Murders for the Oregon State University summer stock company.
His acting roles have ranged from Macduff in Macbeth to Brian in Joe Egg. Kagan-Moore was a regional finalist in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition, and he received several acting and directing awards from the Bellingham (Wash.) Theatre Guild and Oregon State University.
Kagan-Moore holds a B.S. from Oregon State University, an M.A. from Western Washington University, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
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