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The Post Theatre Company was founded in 1955 as part of the theatre education program at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. As the production component of the Theatre Program, the Post Theatre Company supplies the venue for practical application of theatre training. It seeks to provide all students in the degree programs in theatre at Post with accessible, challenging work and exposure to a broad variety of genres and styles. It is the intention of the company to provide a safe and supportive environment through the production teams’ supervision and approach as well as through faculty/staff mentorship and coaching. The study of theatre combines, to some extent, the need for knowledge and skills as a performer, artist, teacher, theorist and historian. Production work seeks to equip students to function in a variety of such artistic roles. Through instruction and work on production, the company prepares students to be involved in public performance in the theatre; develop visual and aural perceptions related to theatre performance; understand basic production processes such as acting, directing, scenic, costume, lighting and sound design, and basic technical operations related to production; become familiar with and develop competency in a number of theatre techniques; become familiar with the historical and cultural dimension of theatre, including the works of leading playwrights, actors, directors, and designers both past and present; understand and evaluate contemporary thing about theatre and related arts and to make informed assessment of quality in works of theatre.

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