Lawrence S. Pertillar
Long before establishing himself as "One of America's Most Distinguished Poets" And achieving accolades from Noble House in London as well The International Society of Poets, for many years Lawrence has been an accomplished vocalist, playwrite, actor And performing artist! Appearing at such famed venues as the Bushnell Performing Arts Center (then known as the Bushnell Memorial) as a child performer with the Phyllis Stone School of Dance and 'Aida' in Hartford, Connecticut! Becoming affiliated with Actor's Equity through Starlight Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. The Hartford Stage Company (many productions), starring in several productions in San Antonio, Texas at Fort Sam Houston, Carver Cultural Center (Geroge Wolfe's Back Alley Tales), The Little Theatre (Ain't MisBehavin'), Alamo City Theatre (Lt. Davenport-Soldier's Story)... Broadway (New York City) at the Helen Hayes Theatre (The Little Theatre) in production of My Sister, My Sister and invited performing artist by Club Culturel Franco-Américain-Paris, France. Lawrence has also appeared at the famous Nuyorican Poets' Café with his Transformation: Eclectic Fall Out.
July 6th 1993, Lawrence was cited by The United States Senate through Joseph I. Lieberman, "I am pleased to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to you upon your designation as one of America's Most Distinguished Poets and your impending induction into the International society of Poets. Once again, please accept my sincere congratulations on your most laudable achievement." The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City in conjunction with The Frank Silvera's Writers' Workshop, has several of Lawrence's plays documented.
Lawrence served in the military, active service with the United States Air force! Graduate of Capital Community College aka Greater Hartford Community College where he founded the Lawrence Pertillar Drama Society, attended the University of Hartford where he appeared in several productions including Lennox Brown's famed Winti Train (premier), as one of founding organizers of Organization of Concerned Youth of Greater Hartford responsible for having Ozzie Davis' film Kongi's Harvest premier at the Hartford's Strand Theater 'several years ago! Also, Lawrence had his play, The Sons of Snick Snickeeta premiere as a reading at The Frank Silvera's Writers' Workshop in Harlem, New York City.
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).