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  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater


  • 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 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.