Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Expertise
• Outreach and Engagement
• Theatre for Social Change
Robin Post is the director of InterACT, an interactive outreach & engagement theatre program that was established in 2006 between The Ohio States University’s Theatre Department and The University Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
InterACT is a service learning course that has developed partnerships with several departments and administrative units campus-wide as well as with organizations and institutions within the greater Columbus community. The partnerships have resulted in dozens of interactive performances that specifically address issues of social change. InterACT has been featured on the BigTen Network and received the Multicultural Center’s Award for best programming. Robin’s work with InterACT has been documented and published in volume 16 of RIDE: Research in Drama Education; The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance.
Robin received her MFA in acting from The Ohio State University. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and during her time in New York, she became a member of The King’s County Shakespeare Company where she received rave reviews from the New York Times and Backstage. Her most recent role was Molly inThe Blowin’of Baile Gall with Carrickmacross Productions.
Robin specializes in voice for the actor and has studied extensively with the Lessac Institute and the Linklater method. She also specializes in the instruction of Shakespeare performance and teaching Shakespeare to youth. As part of the RSC/OSU initiative Robin has been co-teaching and assisting primary and secondary teachers in an effort to make Shakespeare accessible and exciting for students of all ages. She directed the theatre department’s children’s tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of this initiative.
Through the leadership and training of Kelly Hunter, a leading actress with The Royal Shakespeare Company, Robin will direct a new program that will bring Shakespeare and the Hunter Heartbeat Method to children with autism.
• B.A. Colorado College
• M.F.A. The Ohio State University