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 Ctr, Farmington, CT) YouTube..HAPPY HOUR, a Short Film By Brendan T. Deneen(Wrtr, Prdr, Dir) 'A Contemplation of Trees' Dir. Douglas Williams/Stone Wall Films...Ex.prdcr/writer Michael Bradford.
COLLABORATION: With M'Goo, a Manchester, England based band that fuses holographic visual art and live music with poetry. Will be filming my work entitled, Wrap Your Arms Around A New Beginning, August 17th. Available Sept 1st,2015." Thank you, Mike"
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'
- Surprise -new-
- The Best Of Your Tests -new-
- Every Four Years -new-
- Take It To Use -new-
- It's Seldom Easy -new-
- Learn To Get Fond -new-
- If It's Thick And Sticks -new-
- In Retrospect -new-
- Listening To Learn -new-
- Tough. Rough And Raw -new-
- Good For Business -new-
- So Unique -new-
- When Love Happens -new-
- Beliefs To Keep -new-
Lawrence S. Pertillar Poems
$10 A Gallon?
$10 a gallon? For what? 'Does that really matter now?
(the) Acceptance Of A Nothingness
Somehow the meaninglessness... Many describe as senseless, Has a meaningfulness... In a useful kind of way.
A Broken Heart Within
A broken heart within me knows, What loneliness is... When it is left to linger, And slowly grows to wither in wishes!
$5 A Barrel Of What?
Oil? Now sold at what? Five dollars a barrel? This is an immediate sign,
(the) Bigger Lie
Which liars deny, They did or did not tell... The bigger lie. Or acknowledge any used,
(the) Budding Grace Of April
It's the 28th of April, And the 29th comes soon. The 27th was a Friday that passed, In a year that speeds...
(the) Benefit Of Needless Conflict
Blessed are those, Who awaken with insight! Those who have been shakened, From a need to maintain...
' The Freed Of Getting Frisked At Your R...
We are pleased you have chosen to run again, For public office. However... There are a 'few' who donated to your campaign efforts,
(the) Fate Of Fatal Lovers
Fated to be in a togetherness... No one comprehends but them. The fate of fatal lovers,
Michael Joseph Jackson
Glamour and the price of fame... May produce a name. Bright among rhinestoned stars. In shallow glistening galaxies.
...And 'Now' I Lay Me Down To Sleep
...and 'now' I lay me down to sleep. Before on more nerves of readers I keep. And when I arise after getting some 'shut eye'... I 'may' seek to annoy others with my point of view.
As my 62nd birthday approaches... I will again be celebrating my 31st. With familiar gratitude. And with God's hopeful blessing.
'...I Feel Like I'Ve Been Robbed! '
We've both made choices. Not once did I question Those you made. I never compared your way of life...
It doesn't seem like it... But I'll be 60 soon! Sixty years Of some heartbreak,
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!