Associate Professor of Communication & Theatre
English, Communication and Theatre Department
Office phone: 402-643-7440
Bryan Moore joined Concordia’s faculty in 2007 and has served as the director of theatre since 2009. He also serves as the director of forensics for the speech and debate team.
Moore worked in professional and academic theatre settings for over fifteen years, including new play and production dramaturgy, technical theatre, directing, and acting.
He has also been involved in collegiate forensics for over ten years. During his MFA graduate studies, he coordinated and directed The University of Iowa Theatre Dept.’s social and cultural outreach group, Darwin Turner Action Theatre, presenting over 50 workshops and performances for all ages throughout the state of Iowa.
Moore is currently involved with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA). He currently serves as the Vice President of University Relations for LMDA and as the Conference Planner for the Dramaturgy Focus Group for ATHE.
B.A. in theatre, Cornell College
M.A. in theatre, University of Northern Iowa
Certificate in post-secondary teaching (communication), Bethel University
M.F.A. in dramaturgy (theatre), The University of Iowa
At Concordia: Introduction to the Dramatic Arts; Theatre History; Creative Drama; Basic Acting Technique; Play Production; Scriptwriting; Mid-American Theatre Study Tour; Modern and Postmodern Drama; Stage Scenery, Lighting, and Sound; Forensics Administration; Introduction to Literature; Oral and Written Communication; Global Issues; Communication Research; Methods of Speech and Drama; Persuasion, Argument and Debate; Oral Interpretation
Elsewhere: Playscript Analysis; Theatre for Social Outreach; Basic Communication; Speech Communication
Professor Moore has presented at the ATHE national conference since 2006, when he was selected as a debut panelist for the Dramaturgy Focus Group. In 2007, he participated in a collaborative workshop performance exploring New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. Recent panels have discussed effective post-show dialogue between the production and the audience, awareness of cultural choices in selecting and casting plays, and peer-sharing of resources and teaching materials across professional and academic theatre. He co-edited Volume 4 of the LMDA University Caucus SourceBook, which was published online in summer of 2011. He also co-coordinated the University Caucus Hot Topics session at the LMDA conference in 2012 and 2013.
His academic and research interests include social/cultural identity and awareness; verbal and nonverbal storytelling in drama; and dialect/slang in the dialogue of multicultural literature.