Actors' Theatre of South Carolina
Chris Weatherhead and Clarence Felder


" A Midsummer Night's Dream" 
  South Carolina 
  HUMANITIES Seminar 

   A fun time to see a screening of a new
   adaptation of the play - meet the adapter, 
   some actors and scholars for a few live
   scenes and discussion of a wild new   
   version set on a Caribbean Island 
   of William Shakespeare's comedy 
   by Clarence Felder
   Moderator, Director, Chris Weatherhead
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  Monday, September 17th

  SCREENING of full production - 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  SEMINAR & Discussion -  6:00 to 7:00 pm 
  With Mr. Felder, four actors and scholars 
  Dr. Amy McCandless, 
  Professor Damon L. Fordham 
  and professor Alexia Helsley, 

    Scholars will comment on the poetry, philosophy 
    and humor of the new adaptation and also of 
    Shakespeare’s works in general.

 Location:  Auditorium  
 Charleston County Library 
 68 Calhoun Street, 
 Charleston 29401.

 About our scholars...
 Dr. Amy McCandless
taught undergraduate and graduate courses in British History and special topics classes on Elizabethan England and developed College of Charleston’s British Studies Minor. 
 Clarence Felder 
as an actor, has performed thirty-six characters in twenty-six of Shakespeare’s plays in fifty-five productions in the US and Canada and has been studying the works for thirty years. He has directed Shakespeare and the classics throughout his career, as well as       being a playwright and poet. 
 Professor Damon L. Fordham - is the author of "True Stories of Black South Carolina" and "Voices of Black South Carolina." He is a professor at The Citadel and Charleston Southern and is also a Historical Tour Guide. On camera he has appeared on ETV’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” His undergrad degree is from University of South Carolina in Columbia SC and his MA in history is from College of Charleston. 
 Alexia Helsley 
holds an MA in Ancient and Medieval History from University of South Carolina. Coursework included Roman Republic & Empire, Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation. She also studied Greek language (Attic and Koine), Greek & Roman Culture, and Classical Mythology. She also teaches Introduction to Classical Mythology. She served with Furman Theatre Guild for three years and is an Advisory member of Actors Theatre of SC’s board of directors.

    “Shakespeare For All” Accessible Texts by Clarence Felder, is the first 
     phase of a ten year project of Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina. 

    This program is sponsored in part by 
    South Carolina Humanities, a not-for-profit 
    organization; inspiring, engaging and enriching 
    South Carolinians with programs on literature, 
    history, culture and heritage.

The mission of South Carolina Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. This not-for-profit organization presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. 
South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.
































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Available for touring!! Call 843-696-2761 - customized to your group & venue...
"Frederick Douglass...No Turning Back"  
  starring Kyle Taylor

    










   Frederick Douglass
     one of our greatest American heroes, 
     was an electrifying orator, abolitionist, 
     Christian leader, and newspaper editor!  

     He thrilled audiences across America and 
     England in his quest to abolish slavery and 
     create true freedom and equality in America.  

     The fact Douglass was a slave until he escaped 
     at age 20 in 1838, is secondary to his astounding 
     accomplishments as a stunning and eloquent agent 
     of social reform...he felt God called him to create 
     freedom for all people in America, so he spent his 
     life challenging our society.  
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    MOVING IMAGES GROUP at 
   ACTORS' THEATRE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
   has completed 7 family shorts 
   and two feature length American Revolutionary War films
   garnering 20 global film awards in the last 9 years!
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"JOHN LAURENS' WAR" 
       docudrama 

   Recent Winner of NINE global film festival awards!!
    Docudrama feature
    for Cinematography
    (Richard Almes)
    Leading Actor
    (Robbin Knight)
    Supporting Actor
    (Clarence Felder)
    Direction
    (Chris Weatherhead)
    AND
     A REMI AWARD from 
     the 50th WORLD FEST 
     HOUSTON FILM FESTIVAL!!​










































































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 (843) 696-2761 
Chris Weatherhead
Producing Director 
chrisweatherhead1@gmail.com

HEARTFELT THANKS TO 
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 
BYRON SCOTT MINERD
COLONIAL NOVELIST SUSAN CRAFT 
DR. JANE LaROCHE 
DR. PAUL O'BRIEN
RUSTY & DEBORAH STREETMAN
JEAN CARLTON
TERRY & ALEXIA HELSLEY
WINTHROP TREE SERVICE
MARY ANN & EDWARD TAYLOR
LIBBY DISMUKE
MYRON & ANN HARRINGTON
LIN & ED BENNETT
ROBBIN KNIGHT
TERRY WARD TUCKER
and more soon!!






Clarence Felder (star) 
Chris Weatherhead 
(Director/Producer) & Jean Carlton (Assoc. Prod) 
receive awards for films in Houston @ WORLDFEST!
For Movie Week Training Seminar 
2019 information...
call Chris Weatherhead at 843-696-2761
 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...
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“…uplifting…commanding…an American hero known for his mastery of rhetoric…an enthralled audience.”  
                                                                Chase Ferren, Post & Courier

“…a theatrical triumph…so real…so raw and so poignant…one of the best performances of the Spoleto season…”  
                                                                   Mark Leon, Charleston Daily 

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Join us for Other Fall Events!!

Oct. 7th - Sunday - 7:00 - 8:30 pm "Lowcountry Love Showcase" Fundraiser performance for "Shakespeare For All" Project matching grant from SC Humanities. In music and song, local professional talent jam for the Bard.
A "pay-what-you-can" event. Tickets at the door. Info: 843-696-2761 
Charleston Visitors' Center Forever Charleston Theatre, 375 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC.

Oct. 14 - Sunday - 6:30 to 7:45 Family Film Shorts Night! Award-Winning Short Films from Actors' Theatre of South Carolina, 
"Father's Day" , "The App Wizards", Best Times" and "Hidden Treasure", all top Remi award winners from WorldFest Houston Film Festival. A fundraiser for "Shakespeare For All" project matching grant, recipient of a major grant from SC Humanities. 
A "pay-what-you-can" event. Tickets at door. Info: 843-696-2761 
@ Charleston Visitors' Center Forever Charleston Theatre, 375 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 

Oct. 16 - Tuesday - 7:00 - 9:00 pm "The Tragedy of Macbeth" a pre-Halloween Event!!  A reading of Clarence Felder's new adaptation as a pre-Halloween event. Local professional actors in a workshop reading of the Scottish tragedy of William Shakespeare, directed by adapter, Clarence Felder. A "pay-what-you-can" event. 
Tickets at door. Info: 843-696-2761 @ Charleston Visitors' Center Forever Charleston Theatre, 375 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC