THE POEMEDY PROJECT
The Poemedy Project is a documentary film that follows Atlantic Coast regional theatre artist, author, attorney, actor and director Summer Hill Seven (Audelco Award, Carbonell Nominee) on a national tour as he presents a literary concert to the best & worst high schools in America. Click Here to view Official Trailer
The literary concert is an original multimedia and trans-disciplinary stage performance (a combination of poetry, drama, comedy and music, called ‘Poemedy’). The title of the Poemedy that is at the center of the Poemedy Project is RUBIN STACY:seven moves. The story is based on a famous lynching of a homeless man in the 1930's and reflections of the author about his own journey to homeless artist from being a homelessness prevention attorney. The cover of Summer Hill Seven's memoir is an artistic rendering of a lynching photo of Rubin Stacy.
RUBIN STACY:seven moves was written to reflect on lynching, homelessness and the power of theatre by remembering Rubin Stacy. Mr. Stacy was a homeless south Florida tenant farmer in 1935 who was lynched by an angry mob en route from Fort Lauderdale to a Miami-Dade prison after asking for a drink of water from a white housewife, whose fear escalated into a false accusation of rape.