Fall 2014 Office Hours
Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Doug Paterson is Professor of Theatre at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. While he has published on numerous topics, his passion remains theatre and social / economic justice. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 1972.
Doug has dedicated over twenty years to the methods developed by Brazilian director Augusto Boal and his Theatre of the Oppressed. Offering over 200 Theatre of the Oppressed workshop/presentations in over fifteen states in the US and in countries around the world, Doug has worked in: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Iraq, Liberia, India, Palestine, and Croatia. Doug began the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) Conference in 1995, with the June 2014 Conference in Omaha marking PTO’s twentieth year.
He is in his 34th year of teaching at UNO and 43rd teaching year in higher education overall. While at UNO he has directed over thirty productions, taught many classes and students, and taken positions from Chair of the Theatre Department to Chair of numerous College and University committees to President of the UNO Faculty Senate.
In August 2011 Doug Paterson was honored with the lifetime achievement award in Leadership in Community-Based Theatre and Civic Engagement, given by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Doug continues to promote the work of Augusto Boal and Paulo Freire and is a peace and social / economic justice activist in the Great Plains
Research and Creative Activity Interests
Community-based theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed / Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Theatre for Social & Economic Justice
EducationBA, Yankton College, 1968
MA, Cornell University, 1970
PhD, Cornell University, 1972
Lifetime Achievement in Community-Based Theatre and Civic Engagement, Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
Introduction to Theatre (including Thompson Learning Center sections); Theatre History and Literature I, II, and III.; Theatre for Social Justice; Dramatic Theory and Criticism (Greek to 1850); Research Methods I and II.