'Post merits a place on anybody's all-star team of the goofily gifted.'
– The New York Times
'...riveting... eclectic... uproariously funny.'
– NPR Radio
'world-class ... a brilliant physical comedian, an intriguing writer and an inventive theatrical mind'
– The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Actor? Comedian? Dancer? Juggler? Robert Post creates a charismatic comedy feast that unleashes the imagination and defies description. Equally at home in concert halls or classrooms, he's an entire theatre company himself, specializing in rapid-fire character changes, even different roles for different body parts. Post will select from various works in his repertoire including: SPIKED!, an impossibly fast-paced work set entirely to a sound effects tape; POST Child, a duet with a puppet (created by Henson Studio artist Matthew Brooks) that
looks like a third grade version of Post; Pasquale's Kitchen, a wacky TV chef whips up a culinary feast of juggling, visual gags, dialects, jokes, magic and rhythm; Beyond the Wall (A Mystery), a "tour de force," six character, quick change murder mystery; Ballet 101, a hysterical parody of a ballet instructor; and Tango, a "passionate" dance with red long johns. All of the works are presented in a relaxed, improvisational performance style that breaks down the wall between performer and audience.
Over the past 27 years, Post has performed in almost every conceivable setting including street corners, dinner theaters, prisons, factories, schools, TV commercials, homeless shelters, festivals, river boats, and with symphony orchestras. He has created over thirty works since 1973, for which he has received numerous awards and fellowships. Post is an alumnus of the Affiliate Artists program and has toured his one-man performance to 45 U.S. states, Canada, Japan, Mexico, throughout the Mediterranean, and Russia. Post's work has been seen across the U.S. and in Canada on national television (PBS) in a special award-winning special, Robert Post-In Performance, and regionally in a variety of PBS educational programs for high school students.
Over the past several years, in addition to his coast-to-coast tours, he co-created a new version of "The Nutcracker" and co-directed "Coppelia" and "Cinderella" for BalletMet Columbus. He also serves as an adjunct professor and co-directed "Vaudeville", an evening of original works by MFA students, for the Ohio State University Department of Theatre.
Post's one-man show was presented by Broadway's internationally acclaimed New Victory Theater to rave reviews and sold out houses. For more information about Post Comedy Theatre visit Post's website.
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