My philosophy of acting and thus life transcends anything that resembles philosophy. It is now about what I do and not merely what I think. I experience happiness with a smile. I experience thought with a word. I experience life with action. I act therefore I am!
-Summer Hill Seven, Squircular!
As a child, Summer Hill Seven studied and taught from the Bible and Quran. He became a 5%er and later a youth Imam with the American Muslim Mission. At Richard Stockton College, he served as the first African-American and first two-term student body president. At Princeton University and the New York University School of Law, he emerged as a national student leader in the same year that President Obama became the editor of the Harvard Law Review. After leading a protest & take-over of the dean's office at the NYU School of Law and establishing the Nelson Mandela Scholarship for the National Black Law Students Association, Seven transformed the paradigm provided by the legal system and pursued an even more powerful vehicle to provoke social change. He found acting. He found theater. Poemedy found him.
Poemedy is a method of recording, analyzing, and codifying the Diasporan mirror. It is the quintessential pith of pain, rancor, joy and triumph of the spirit over those slings and arrows, the barbs and chains of post enslavement colonialism. In spite of the rigor of such analysis there is the good humor of grandma and the pungent perspective of the modern man all rolled into Poemedy.
-Laurence Holder, writer/director
Squircular! makes me imagine what Antwon Fisher's book might have been if he had combined his poetry and his memoir; both Fisher and Seven's stories are beautifully triumphant and yet only one is Poemedy.
-David Lamb, writer/producer
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