Doug Paterson, Ph.D.
- "Making Sense of the War: Protest and Patriotism"
- Friday, October 28
Doug Paterson is a professor of theatre at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO). While he has published on numerous topics, his passion remains theatre and social/economic justice. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1972.
Paterson has dedicated over 20 years to the methods developed by Brazilian director Augusto Boal and his "Theatre of the Oppressed." Paterson has offered over 200 workshop/presentations in U.S. and in countries around the world including Australia, Brazil, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Liberia, India, Palestine, Croatia, and more.
Paterson 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. In August 2011, Paterson was honored with the lifetime achievement award in Leadership in Community-Based Theatre and Civic Engagement.