Squircular! An Actor's Tale

An Actor's Tale

by Summer Hill Seven



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/19/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781452095653
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781452095646
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781452095660

About the Book

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!

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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.

About the Author

Summer Hill Seven is an iconoclastic and innovative performer, hip-hop theatrical artist, theatre and film director, and educator who has interpreted the works of Shakespeare, Shaw, Hughes, Douglas, Holder, Wilson, Parks, Fuller, et. al., at some of the country's greatest venues.

As a Poemedian, Seven has performed at New York's Lincoln Center, the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, the Byron Carlyle Theatre (Miami Beach, FL), the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Asolo (Sarasota, FL), the National Black Theatre (Harlem, NY), Nuyorican Poetry Caf, Bowery Poetry Club, Miami's Literary Caf, and the Afrikan Poetry Theatre. Seven continues to tour Poemedy in the US and abroad.

Summer Hill Seven is a distinguished alumni of Sister Clara Muhammad School (Philadelphia, PA), Richard Stockton College (Honors), Princeton University, New York University School of Law and the University of Delaware's Professional Theater Training Program. He was the National Director of Community Service for the National Black Law Students Association and a Legal Aid Attorney for the Essex-Newark Legal Services of New Jersey.

As a director, in June of 2010 his directorial debut, Platanos & Collard Greens (Audelco Award), began its eighth consecutive year off Broadway in NYC. Currently, he is developing and directing several projects for both stage and film.

Squircular! - An Actor's Tale is his third Poemedy memoir. This volume includes 49 sections of perfect poemedyz (a seven line poem, each line containing seven syllables) and essalogues which spring from a thirty year conversation with his favorite writers including Laurence Holder and Langston Hughes - August Wilson and William Shakespeare - George Bernard Shaw and Tennessee Williams - Amiri Baraka and Tanya Barfield - Arthur Miller and Suzan-Lori Parks - Charles Fuller and James Baldwin - Dale Carnegie and Steve Covey - Og Mandino and Napoleon Hill - David Walker, Dr. WEB Du Bois and Carter G. Woodson.