Umble Center Technical Director

Education

BA, EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, 2008
MFA, WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY MORGANTOWN, 2011

Assistant Professor of Theater

Current Projects

-Technical Director/Scenic Designer for Fall Mainstage

Courses

Intro to Theater

Stagecraft

Design for Theater

An introduction to the elements of design and how they apply to designing for the stage including their relationships to scenery, costumes and lights.

Historic Courses

Basic Theater Production I

Basic Theater Production II

Theater Practice

Personal Information

Andrew Moeggenborg works as the Technical Director and Assistant Professor of Theater at Goshen College, teaching classes in stage craft and design as well as managing the construction and implementation of all productions for the Theater Department and Umble Center. He has been working in theater since his first high school production in 2001. Over the past 11 years Andrew has worked on numerous academic productions and has also worked with several professional companies in the areas of construction, design, and stage management.

Employment

2011- Present
Assistant Professor of Theater
Umble Center Technical Director
Goshen College
2009-2011
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Division of Theatre and Dance
West Virginia University, Morgantown
2010-2011
Scenic/Stage Carpenter
Des Moines Metro Opera, Indianola, Iowa
2009
Scenic Painter
Contemporary American Theatre Festival
Shepherdstown, WV

Honors & Awards

2008-2011
Graduate Assistantship, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
2008
West Virginia Higher Education Resource Fun Top-Off Award for Graduate Education, West Virginia University
2008
Cum Laude, Eastern Illinois University
2007
Gerald E. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship, Eastern Illinois University
2007, 2008
Eastern Illinois Theatre Research Symposium, Chosen by Dr. Christopher Mitchell

Memberships & Associations

United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Alpha Psi Omega National Honorary Theatre Society

International Thespian Society

Hobbies & Interests

My interest and passion for theater began in high school when I took part in constructing scenery for our school’s production of Robin Hood. I immediately fell in love with the idea of creating a world inhabited by characters performing for a live audience, the challenge and outside of the box thinking necessary for designing for the stage has continued to fascinate and inspire me. In addition to art form itself, theater also has a wealth of history and tradition, beginning with the first cave man telling stories around a camp fire, to the Greek amphitheaters, to the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare and the list goes on and on.

The study of theater is as study of the human experience in the most fundamental and honest way, through the plays of the ancient Greeks, the Elizabethan masters, and even the dramas of the CheckovĀ  we get a unique glimpse of society. Through those voices we learn of fashion, architecture, politics, and especially language and social norms. As an avid history buff I am always excited at getting to delve deeper into periods of history that otherwise get bypassed and faded in the memory and introduce them to new audiences.