Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Rich Moore

An Outstanding Islander

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Master of Smoke and Mirrors
Rich Moore lives for the excitement and immediacy of live performances. The technical coordinator, who has been in show business for more than 40 years, sets up all lights, sound, stage, and pre-production for shows at the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Moore has one of the most hectic schedules on campus. During a typical day, he may climb up to the PAC ceiling to rig a sound system at 7 a.m. and return for a show that evening. In 2002, he joined the Island University and was initially hired to oversee prep work for the Islander Revue and shows at Warren and Wilson theatres. Moore is a former stage manager for Corpus Christi's Old Concrete Street Amphitheatre. His "behind the scenes" curiosity began when he was a stagehand in a high school production. In 1968, the U.S. Navy veteran began working for the entertainment department at the "World's Exposition, Hemis-Fair '68" in San Antonio. Moore has also worked as an on-air radio personality, starred in productions and commercials and appeared as an actor in the University production of the FAME show, "Mountain Language/ One for the Road" by Harold Pinter. Moore, who is married with three daughters, says he's part of a "performance family." His daughter, Alexandra, is a 2006 grad of the University's Theatre Department and his wife, Sandré, appears in community productions. Moore splits his time between a home in Pleasanton, Texas, and his 30-foot sailboat moored at the downtown marina. After retirement, he plans to sail along the northern coast of the Yucatan.

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