Lawrence S. Pertillar
Biography of Lawrence S. Pertillar
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POET, ACTOR, PLAYWRIGHT, PERFORMING ARTIST
POET: Named “One of America’s Most Distinguished Poets” by The International Society of Poets
One man presentation of MindPrints from Untouched Places (Dir by: Maxine Kern-New York City) performed locally at the Hartford Academy Performing Arts, Buttonwood Tree Theater, Middletown, CT…
Hartford Downtown Council (First Thursdays) , McDonalds Restaurants (Downtown Htfd Location) , WWUH-FM Radio, Municipal Café (Downtown Htfd) and Club Culturel Franco-Americain, Paris, France (March 15th,16th 2000) …Sponsor-Catherine Aubon,78 Rue Dutot,75015 Paris, (Sept 05) Transformation: Eclectic Fall Out..The Nuyorican Poets'Café..NYC Dir/prdr w/Christine'Nandi'Smith-Sankofa Arts Consortium, Htfd, Ct. founder/dir)
PLAYWRIGHT: The Sons of Snick Snickeeta(Reading) directed by Pat White-The Frank Silvera’s Writer’s Workshop-NYC. The Leonard Melvin Show, performed at the Network in Springfield, Massachusetts…produced by L.S. Pertillar and Ingrid Askew (Johannesburg, South Africa) …dir: Askew/Pertillar, The Music That Plays (Grtr HTFD Cmty Col. now C.C.C.) Htfd, CT 'Halia' co-writer, prod. Capital Cmty College, Tunxis Cmty Coll and The West Indian Social Club-Htfd, Transformation (World premiere) -Christ Church Cathedral, Htfd, CT. Dir. Frances Sharp
ACTOR: Starlight Theater (Kansas CTY, MO) Summer Stock, Hartford Stage Company (various roles Incl.original member of Hartford Stage Company’s Children’s Theater-Paul Weidner, Dir., San Antonio’s Little Theater, Alamo City Theater, San Antonio, Texas…Fort Sam Houston’s Dinner Theater, Carver Cultural Center production of George Wolfe’s Backalley Tales
San Antonio, Texas… Dir/prod: George C. Wolfe, Helen Hayes Theater AKA(Little Theater-Ray Aranah's 'My Sister, My sister') The Nuyorican Poets Café-Ishmeal Reed’s Mother Hubbard, New York City…dir: Rome Neal…Garde Arts Center-A Little Death, New London, CT Written by Michael Bradford, Director: Milt Angelopoulos, Hygienic Arts Theater-Willy's Cut and Shine (Sylvester-Reading) New London, Ct.Dir by Playwright Michael Bradford, Fathers and Sons (Benard-Reading) Hygienic Arts Theater, New London, CT-playwright: Michael Bradford. Dir: Daniella Topol. Composer: Taylor Ho Bynum
FOUNDER: The Lawrence Pertillar Drama Society…Capital Community College, Hartford, CT
CO-FOUNDER/VICE PRESIDENT: The United Minds For Peace Society
CHIEF UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE/BOARD of DIR: The Enchanting Verses International
FILM: Several PSA's and Industrial films
...Uconn Health Center-Farmington, CT. 'The Happy Hour', Produced by Mother Grendle's Productions-New York City, New York...Dir.-Branden Dineen (Wrtr, Prdr, Dir) 'A Contemplation of Trees' Dir. Douglas Williams/Stone Wall Films...Ex.prdcr/writer Michael Bradford
HONORS: Cited by the U. S. Senate for “poetic accomplishments and writing achievements” drafted
By Vice-Presidential Candidate and US Senator Joseph I. Lieberman-Ct. Artist Seminar: Uconn-Stamford branch...Sponsor-Maryland Grier-Community Research, Hartford 'Invited by Arts organization to speak to other artists about performing/work/creating'
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYC
Plays/referenced-Frank Silvera's Writers' Workshop,
Awarded 'Poet Fellow' of Noble House Publishers, London, England (October 2006)
MILITARY FIRST: Trained at Amarillo Air Station, Texas
(1965/'66) and assigned to Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base (Belton, Missouri) in Quality Control/Inventory Unit to use one of country's first active computers... Univac 1050 II.
Duties: Implement Inventory Management Supply and train incoming Airmen on input/output data required.
INTERESTS: Business organization, Singing, Writing, yoga, performing arts(var discpl) Composing, Music, Singing, AGAIN! I enjoy a 'A good conversation with someone who knows what a good conversation is! Silence is always welcomed!
EDUCATION: Hartford Public Schools, Capital Community College, USAF (military) , University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut campus, various Customer Service Training Seminars conducted by Southwestern Bell Corporation & SNET as an employee of both divisions, Travelers Insurance Companies (Special Accounts Marketing) and Xerox Corporation (Sales and Marketing) , WYBC(Yale Broadcasting Co.) Internship: News broadcasting, feature writing and reporting-Newscaster/Radio personality Michele Turner, Instructor
'The approach used to produce my creativity is from a business point of view. I am not one to take for granted my blessings! Or the people that constantly
inspire this aspect of my life to achieve and excell
with these 'gifts' that identifies 'who' it is I am! '
Lawrence S. Pertillar's Works:
Multiple anthologies published through The International Society of Poets
MINDPRINTS from UNTOUCHED PLACES-VOL I
(Cyberwit.net and/or Amazon.com)
The SONS of SNICK SNICKEETA
(Cyberwit.net) Whipped Dizzy and Delighted (Due Fall 2009)
The first of my poems to be selected,
videoed and appears on YouTube.com
is entitled 'Barely Noticed'
- It's Difficult To Abruptly Change -new-
- This Kind Of Adventure -new-
- Not From My Dried Eyes To Cry -new-
- Giving Up On Stacking Burdens -new-
- The People They Have Become -new-
- In The Privacy Of Thoughts -new-
- Too Late To Contemplate The Meaning -new-
- Thoughtful Opposition -new-
- Pointing Their Fingers -new-
- People Like To Twist Their Words -new-
- Advice Given -new-
- Much More Fascinating -new-
- Only God Knows -new-
- An Entitlement One Receives -new-
Lawrence S. Pertillar Poems
Choosing To Walk On The Right Path
Choosing to walk on the right path, Is going to have its obstacles. Temptations will be there to tease, With attempts to weaken.
Although The Snow Is Beautiful
It's the season of cabin fever. And tempers flair... To heat up. When the snow begins to dropp a lot.
To Do The Right Thing
Each day to be witnessed, There are those who make attempts... With their efforts to do the right thing. And with a doing not to expect,
Track And Field
I believe there has been a misunderstanding. No one yet has been talking about taking your wealth... And giving that to someone else. Those are fear tactics over used!
You came, When the trees began their budding. You came, With the Spring to start your buzzing.
Ignorance Is Bliss
Why should I lower my expectations, To accomodate someone else's incompetence? Why should I accept mediocrity... Because that's the highest the bar has been risen.
Seasons Come And Seasons Go
Summer winds. Soon they will be gone, And Fall begins.
Supply And Demand
To package anything, To attract and sell... Entertain and seduce. Takes skill.
Anyone believing, A sustained career in the performing arts is easy... Hasn't done it. Or could if they tried.
Walking In Someone Else's Shoes
I feel like this about life... If you have reached your 40's,50's and 60's With a lack of identity and understanding, As to who you are?
She's Determined And A Strong Willed Wom...
When her mind's made up, She doesn't fuss... Or cry!
Have I 'ever' lied or cheated? Under what? Hypnosis? An array of xrays?
There are times when minds, Are kept purposely unconscious... Or enforced to remain consciously limited, In many urban environments...
Racist people, Are the saddest these days. Racist people, And their ways...
You Are My Boo...Boo!
You may never know
That I am troubled too.
You may never know that,
Like I do.
You may never see me frown
Or hold a grudge...
But I have been down.
So low I couldn't budge!