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Patrick Kagan-Moore

Professor of Theatre, Emeritus

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BS: theatre, Oregon State University

MA: theatre, Western Washington University

PhD: theatre, The Ohio State University


Patrick Kagan-Moore is emeritus professor of theatre at Centre College, where he has taught since 1992.


A teacher and producing theatre artist for more than 35 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. Successful shows have included Assassins, Buried Child, and Our Country’s Good.

Since his first directing experience in a student production at Oregon State University, Kagan-Moore has directed or acted in nearly 100 productions, including professional, academic, community theatre, opera, and film. His professional directing credits include an Off-Off-Broadway production of Nikolai Gogol’s Marriage in New York City, Macbeth (Central Coast Shakespeare Festival), and Superior Donuts (Athens West Theatre).

His acting roles have included Ahab in Moby Dick, Macduff in Macbeth, and 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. His production of The Voice of the Prairie, received the highest possible rating in adjudication at the Kentucky Theater Festival, and Dancing at Lughnasa was runner-up in the American College Theatre regional competition.