Academic Program at Centre College
Jennifer Goff joined the Centre College faculty as assistant professor of dramatic arts in 2017.
An active actor, director, and scholar, Goff teaches courses in acting, dramatic literature, theatre history, and improvisation, and directs in the Centre College season. She has also directed and performed across the United States. Directing credits include The Mousetrap, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Bad Dates, and The Learned Ladies, for which she also wrote the adaptation. Acting roles have included A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), Nunsense (Robert Ann), The Taming of the Shrew (Katherine), and Rainbow Annie is the Angel of Death (Annie – originated).
Her scholarship focuses on the work of contemporary comic women playwrights.
Goff holds a B.A. in drama and English from University of Portland, an M.A. in theatre from University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. in theatre from Wayne State University.
File last updated: 6/21/17
Matthew R. Hallock is professor of dramatic arts at Centre College where he has taught since 1997. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2013. He is actively involved in the College’s three major productions each year, serving (variously) as scenic, costume, and lighting designer as well as teaching portions of the dramatic arts curriculum. All productions are mounted in the College’s Norton Center for the Arts, a major performance venue.
Hallock has extensive experience in theater design, working professionally in the field in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Kansas City as well as numerous stock locations across the country. Some of the companies he has worked for are the Skylight Opera Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theater (Milwaukee), and The Missouri Repertory Theatre. Locally, his designs have been seen at the Actor’s Guild of Lexington (for which he has received three audience appreciation awards), Lexington Children’s Theatre, and the Lexington Shakespeare Festival.
Hallock holds a B.S. in theater arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and received his M.F.A. in scenic design and technology from Western Illinois University.
File last updated: 8/7/13
Patrick Kagan-Moore is professor of dramatic arts at Centre College, where he has taught since 1992. He was awarded the Hazelrigg Professorship in Dramatic Arts in 2004.
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. Recent 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.
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.
File last updated 1/18/17
Acting and directing
A veteran of acting and directing for more than 20 years. Recent successes as a director include The Voice of the Prairie, which received the highest possible rating in adjudication at the Kentucky Theater Festival, and Dancing at Lughnasa, which was runner up in the American College Theatre regional competition. Chosen to direct a 1994 Off-Off-Broadway production of Nikolai Gogol’s Marriage.