Actors' Theatre of South Carolina
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Award-winning films!

"ALL FOR LIBERTY"  

"JOHN LAURENS' WAR"

Available on AMAZON.COM & ENCOURAGE TV

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OUR TOP DONORS...

A Major Grant from SC HUMANITIES 
The GAYLORD & DOROTHY DONNELLEY FOUNDATION 
CHARLESTON COUNTY ATAX
JOHN & NORMA HALL
JANINE & GEORGE NAGRODSKY
KAREN STAWICKI 
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Location Donors...
Old Exchange and Dungeon, Charleston, SC
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, SC
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, SC
Governor Rutledge House Inn, Charleston, SC
Runnymede Plantation, Charleston, SC
Governor Thomas Bennett House, Charleston, SC
Our Lady of Good Counsel, Folly Beach, SC







More on JOHN LAURENS' WAR docudrama

 Actors Theatre of SC's Moving Images Group 
received a major grant from SC Humanities
toward docudrama," John Laurens' War"

 A young top aide and brave soldier 
 with George Washington while fighting slavery 
 90 years before it ended...a great unsung AMERICAN HERO!

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    Clarence Felder

         Painting by 
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  Actors' Theatre of South Carolina received a major Growth Grant in 2021 
from South Carolina Humanities, www.schumanities.org.  

  Funding for Growth Grants provided by the National Endowment 
  for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021  
  and the NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue 
  Plan (SHARP) initiative. 

RECENT NEWS!!!

   Freedom fighting films 
ALL FOR LIBERTY  & JOHN LAURENS' WAR 
multiple award-winners available 
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“Frederick Douglass, No Turning Back”                 
Was chosen for... 
                    The National Black Theater Festival                                           
August 4-6 in North Carolina

The National Black Theater Festival chose the highly acclaimed theater production, "Frederick Douglass, No Turning Back", to be one of thirty events in their 2022 week-long festival. Starring New York actor, Kyle Taylor, adapted, directed and produced by Chris Weatherhead, the one act play, takes place in 1872 in an integrated church in western Ohio.

“It was a great honor to be invited to this wonderful festival,” Chris Weatherhead said. “I spent years researching the electrifying journey of Frederick Douglass, his escape from slavery and astounding achievements as a major leader of our society and culture.  His contributions as an inspirational Christian lecturer, philosopher and newspaper editor can hardly be measured for their benefits to the heart and soul of America,” she added. 

Kyle Taylor received high acclaim for his creation of Mr. Douglass in 2017 at Piccolo Spoleto Theatre Festival in Charleston South Carolina and touring since. The video of his performance has won four international film awards. 

Kyle Taylor on portraying Mr. Douglass: 
“As an actor, playing Mr. Douglass is not only one of the most humbling and courageous experiences of my life, but I am reminded that portraying this giant of a man also gives me a voice and a position to seek higher ground in terms of my contributions to remind America of its greatness. Playing Frederick makes me want his approval and a place beside God as one of his warriors for justice and righteousness. It makes me stand a little taller.”

OUR NEW Addition to the live show... SANDRA S. BARNHARDT (incidental music, soloist/ vocal coach), brings nearly 60 years of an illustrious career as musician and music educator, including Director of Vocal Music at Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts in New Jersey, performing internationally with renowned artists, Minister of Music for St. Matthew AME Church in Orange, NJ, where her Male Choir traveled the US and internationally. They won a Regional Emmy for a documentary, “The Sons of Thunder." In Charleston, South Carolina, Mrs. Barnhardt has been the Asst. Minister of Music at Ebenezer AME Church and Minister of  Music at Bethel AME Church in Ravenel, SC.  She is the former Music Director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir, which performed across the region and in London, Paris, and Ghana, West Africa. 

CHRIS WEATHERHEAD (compiler/director/producer) Ms. Weatherhead recently co-wrote, directed and produced the award-winning film, John Laurens’ War. A thirty-year veteran in film, TV, New York theater, and regional theater in America, Chris currently directs, produces and coaches actors and screenwriters. Ms. Weatherhead directed the feature film, All For Liberty, which has won nine international film festival awards and was recently named one of Top Ten Revolutionary War Movies by the Journal of the American Revolution. Off-Broadway. Chris starred in Table Settings for two years with Brent Spiner in James Lapine’s major hit and created the role of Alicia Van Dine for two years on ABC’s daytime series, Edge of Night, among other roles for daytime and prime time TV series, including Dallas, Our Family Honor and Moonlighting. Chris has directed or produced 92 productions over 25 years for ATSC and has won numerous film awards.
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Artist:​ www.FrancyHeartSong.com
REVIEWS for "Calls To Greatness - US History"… 

“…proves heroes come in many forms - 
male, female; black, white, native Americans,  
young, old, and those with disabilities….can inspire 
everyone to overcome adversity…Fantastic!  
                                                              ME Jones, a Grandmother, S.C.

"…great actors bringing our history alive!…so inspiring!
wild stories about sacrifice and courage.”             
                                                Deirdre Smith Weber, California educator

“…some great patriots who shaped US History…from 
American Revolution to Robert Kennedy in 1968…
captures the spirit of American freedom…students to 
seniors,"Calls…" is entertaining & educational! 
We recommend it!”                       John Hall, Hall Foundation, Ohio


“Great heroes!…many “teachable” moments for families! 
…a reminder how our country has thrived through wars 
by helping each other."                   Hannah & David, Parents, N.C.  


“…looks and sounds fabulous, even on my phone! 
You meet some unknown heroes and hear amazing 
adventures…”                                                  High School Educator, SC

MEET HEROES…
Patrick Henry, John Featherston, Emily Geiger, John Laurens, 
Mary Tenor, Peter Harris (Catawba warrior), Captain Henry Felder, 
Rebecca Motte, Daniel Morgan, Abe Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, 
Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Robert Kennedy 

STARRING… 
Clarence Felder, Randal Lee Jr., Myra Jones, Robbin Knight, Chris Weatherhead, Kyle Taylor, Michelle Warren, David Loar, 
Karen DeLoach, Dante Rollerson, Scholars, Damon L. Fordham 
& Alexia Jones Helsley, with Cinematography by Trevor Erickson, 
Sound Design, Jay Miley, Director, Chris Weatherhead

LENGTH: 90 min. - Recommended for adults & youth age 10+


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Featured Scholar,
Alexia Jones Helsley, 
historian, archivist and author, is currently Senior Instructor in History and university archivist at USC Aiken. Her favorite publications include Beaufort: a history; South Carolinians in the War for American Independence; Wicked Columbia: Vice & Villainy in SC’s Capital, and Wicked Edisto: the dark side of Eden.
Recipient of the Governor’s Archives Award, Helsley chairs the SC Old Exchange Commission, is Vice-President of the SC Historical Association, and is an advisor to the Historic Flat Rock Foundation.