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Department of Theatre & Dance Staff - Justin Dobring

Justin Dobring

Justin Dobring

Adjunct Instructor

Office:  GWH 300
Phone:  270-745-5845
Teaching Areas:  Playwriting, Contemporary Performance, Theatre Appreciation, Dramatic Theory


Justin Dobring has his MFA in Playwriting from Spalding University and a B.S. in Theatre Arts from the University of Louisville. He studied acting, improvisation, and comedy writing at the Second City Conservatory in Chicago and trained in masked performance and clown with Jaques Lecoq pupil, Blake Montgomery.

An excerpt from Justin's full length play Shut Up was published in the Spring 2012 issue of The Louisville Review and several of his ten minute and one act plays have been performed at Actors Theatre of Louisville and the New York International Clown Theatre Festival.

Justin has performed stand up, clown, and sketch comedy at various venues and events such as Chicago's Loop and Chopin Theaters,  the St. Lois Comedy Festival, the Austin Comedy Festival, and the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. He performed in the former world record performance for longest continuous improv show that lasted twenty eight hours at the Public Theatre of Kentucky in Bowling Green, KY. He is currently an active member in the Theatre Alliance of Louisville.

Additional professional credits as a writer include his work with Creation Films Documentaries on the historical documentary series WWI: War To End All Wars, Civil War: A Country Divided, and Hell in the Pacific.

Justin specializes in dramatic writing, creating devised work, and script analysis.

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