Jason Dorwart

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater

Areas of Study


  • PhD, University of California, San Diego, 2017
  • MA, University of Colorado, 2012
  • JD, University of Denver, 2010
  • BFA, Creighton University, 2002


Jason Dorwart teaches in the areas of theater history, dramaturgy, disability studies, film theory, and improv.

He began his theater career with the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival and also spent many years as an acting company member and on the Board of Directors of Denver’s Phamaly Theatre Company. At UC San Diego, he helped to develop and perform in the Workplace Interactive Theatre, a touring diversity initiative opening discussions about hiring practices in higher education.

Jason has trained in improv and comedy with Upright Citizens Brigade and Finest City Improv.

He is a contributing editor at TheatreForum: International Theatre Journal. He previously served as lead editor of the journal and curated a special issue focusing on disability and life performance.


Jason Dorwart Writes Book Chapters

June 3, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Jason Dorwart wrote three essays in the book Disability Experience: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives. Each chapter in the book is an analysis of a piece of autobiographic writing from a disabled person. Dowart's chapters cover Michael J. Fox, Christopher Reeve, and German sociologist Helmut Dubiel.

Jason Dorwart Writes Opinion Piece

February 7, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Jason Dorwart's column about disability representation and actor training was published in the Denver Post.