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Doug Hayko

Doug Hayko Doug Hayko has a B.A. in English Literature with a co-major in Theater Performance from Creighton University and Masterís from the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UWM) with a focus in theatre theory, history, drama and criticism. He has performed at various theatres, including the BlueBarn Theatre, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Omaha Workshop Theatre, Santa Ana Repertory Theatre (Santa Ana, Calif.), Orange County Shakespeare Theatre (Orange, Calif.), Outward Spiral (Minneapolis, Minn.), Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis Shakespeare Festival, Creighton University Theater and UWM University Theatre. He has written for Hot Shops Art Center´s 2004 omaHome event as well as opened a performance of his live art piece xFar Away in the OrchardDoug Hayko has a B.A. in English Literature with a co-major in Theater Performance from Creighton University and Masterís from the University of WisconsinĖMadison (UWM) with a focus in theatre theory, history, drama and criticism. He has performed at various theatres, including the BlueBarn Theatre, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Omaha Workshop Theatre, Santa Ana Repertory Theatre (Santa Ana, Calif.), Orange County Shakespeare Theatre (Orange, Calif.), Outward Spiral (Minneapolis, Minn.), Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis Shakespeare Festival, Creighton University Theater and UWM University Theatre. He has written for Hot Shops Art Center´s 2004 omaHome event as well as opened a performance of his live art piece Far Away in the Orchard in 2005 at the bemisUNDERGROUND gallery space at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Hayko´s most recent work involved the development and production of six live art events at various locations throughout Omaha as part of his show East of 72nd: Disrupting the Omaha Landscape in Six Acts. Each act was photographed and video recorded as part of a gallery exhibition that took place this past October at the bemisUNDERGROUND. Four additional live art pieces in the gallery rounded out his most ambitious project to date, earning him a Best New Media Artist nomination for the 2007 Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards. His adaptation of Thornton Wilder´s Our Town, OT´08, was performed at the University of Nebraska–Omaha´s NU Ways/NU Works festival this past February. Hayko will be working on a number of different projects this summer, including the Bemis Center´s bemis08 Creativity Festival in June and with the Shelterbelt Theatre´s Summer Play Festival in July with his original performance piece Sickened.