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Doug Paterson has been a Professor of Theatre at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for 22 years. Born in Omaha, he is a long-time resident of the Benson neighborhood, where he lives with his wife, Marguerite. Having lived in the Great Plains most of his life, he shares the values and concerns held by the people of Nebraska.
Doug's education and accomplishments reflect his desire for thorough and creative solutions to society's challenges. At age 26 he recieved his Ph.D. from Cornell University in New York, but returned to the Great Plains to use his education for the benefit of those who he cared about and knew best. He served as chair of the UNO Theatre Department for ten years and president of the UNO Faculty Senate from 1999 to 2001.
Doug is co-founder of three theatres, including the Dakota Theatre Caravan, the Circle Theatre in Omaha and OPTION (Omaha Public Theatre In Our Neighborhoods). Additionally, he is respected across the United States for his workshops in the community-based techniques of Brazilian director Augusto Baol.
In his spare time Doug enjoys gardening, playing the banjo and trombone, and spending time with Marguerite. Listen to a discussion between Margi and Doug as they reflect on how the Green Party and politics has influenced their relationship ...
Through his professional experience, Doug has learned that open dialogue is the only way to achieve full and effective representation. Throughout his campaign, he will strive to open the lines of conversation between himself and the people of Nebraska. This is the foundation for the path to economic democracy.