Andrew Moeggenborg

Assistant Professor of Theater

Andrew Moeggenborg

Education

  • BA, Eastern Illinois University, 2008
  • MFA, West Virginia University Morgantown, 2011

Read interview with Andrew Moeggenborg

-Technical Director/Scenic Designer for The Boys Next Door

-Technical Director for 2015 Fall One Act Plays

-Technical Director/Scenic Designer for Fall Musical  

 

Stagecraft

Design for Theater

Stage Management

Theater Practice

Intro to Theater

Basic Theater Production I

Basic Theater Production II

Theater Practice

Andrew Moeggenborg works as the Technical Director and Assistant Professor of Theater at Goshen College, teaching classes in stagecraft, stage management 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 13 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 including the Summerplace Theatre , the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, West Virginia Community Arts, and the Des Moines Metro Opera.

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

 

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

United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Alpha Psi Omega National Honorary Theatre Society

International Thespian Society

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 Checkov  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.