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How To Survive Middle School– Streaming, On-Demand


March 8
March 15
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How to Survive Middle School
March 8 – 15, 2021
Best for Grades 6 – 8

In this brand new multimedia performance, kids talk to kids in a compelling, funny and educational show. Dealing with real issues affecting students today including social media, testing, bullying and peer pressure, this entertaining true-to-life performance is hosted by comedian Robert Post who struggled through middle school because of various learning disabilities- but triumphed with his talents and humor in the end!

Pre-recorded Performance:
 55 minutes
Unlimited Access for 1 week: March 8 – 15, 2021 *
Exclusive, password-protected video link
Students and teachers may watch when convenient from school or home.
Number of students served: no limit
Number of views: no limit
Study Guide: includes activities & discussion/writing prompts.

fee: $1,000.00






Additional live Q&A and/or physical theater workshop also available. Contact stephanie.turner@liu.edu to learn more about dates and/or to schedule a workshop.

Robert Post is the creator of Post Comedy Theatre and Post from the Road (who did make it through elementary school) discovered the joys of the stage at Ohio State University, where he studied theater and dance before hitting the road with a touring mime and improv troupe. The experience of traveling up and down the East Coast in an old milk truck that served as a tour bus, performing everywhere and anywhere, and passing the hat for payment, not only stretched Post’s talents but also developed his knack for playful give-and-take with audiences. He crafted his signature style during intensive workshops with Tony Montanaro, the legendary performer and teacher who ran Celebration Barn in South Paris, Maine. Post credits Montanaro for “flipping the switch,” helping him see how he could combine his love of character work, movement arts, and improvisation.

And so the antics spun on, in a career spanning more than forty years. The sketches that make up Post’s one-man variety show – Post Comedy Theatre – have captivated audiences across the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Turkey, and Europe. He has appeared on the Today show, and he was invited to perform for children in Beslan, Russia, at the school that had been devastated by a terrorist attack in 2004. A PBS special on his work, “Robert Post – in Performance,” won an Emmy. The list of grants and other awards that he’s received is now much longer than his teacher’s listing of maladaptive behaviors.

Post juggles – literally (he can keep the balls in the air) and figuratively, balancing his performance schedule with educational programs in schools, master classes, workshops, and stints as a director. He has directed for opera and ballet companies as well as for schools and universities. He has also served as a visionary coach and mentor for individual performers, much as Tony Montanaro helped him find his own vision. His wide-ranging travels have led to Post from the Road, a delightfully quirky video series featuring his encounters with – and bemused observations on – the weird and wonderful byways of American culture.