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March 1, 2021
John Laurens War Movie Updates

The Unknown Abolitionist of the American Revolution

We all have all been battling some trying times…but… Welcome to the world of our lost hero of the American Revolution, John Laurens, and the clubhouse of the creators of the award-winning docudrama, “John Laurens’ War”!! … I’m Chris Weatherhead, co-writer/director and co-producer as well as location manager, “craft services” coordinator, etc.. etc (you get the idea)… We had a fantastic team sacrificing on this guerilla, low-low budget film – and we lost four great people along the way – near the end of filming our set design/construction head, and an actress, a major donor and also one of our […]
May 15, 2017

A review… “Radical Son” World Premiere of a new Play

by Sandy Katz, American Theatre Critics Association | Oct. 24, 2015 Showing their passion for authentic American historic heroes, Chris Weatherhead and Clarence Felder penned another potentially award-winning play “Radical Son,” to keep company with “All For Liberty” named recently One of Top Ten Revolutionary War Movies by the Journal of the American Revolution. Weatherhead directed this memorable and riveting play diligently maximizing the use of the intimate black-box stage at Threshold Repertory Theatre by using on-screen images to coordinate with the minimalistic props. One of the aesthetically pleasing elements of this staging was the director’s use of magnificently talented […]
March 18, 2017

“Radical Son” The Play

“…where Liberty is, there is my Country.” ~John Laurens Once we had the passion to tell John’s story, the first step was to write, then cast, then produce the play. Which we did.  The play became largely a journey of father and son as well as John fighting against slavery in America while he fought with General George Washington up and down the colonies. John’s father, Henry Laurens was a slaveholder and established leader in South Carolina, so father and son argued continually about the evils of slavery an how to end it before the end of the war.  Henry […]
February 12, 2017

Why a play about John Laurens?

It was the final days of four years of research on my first feature length film, “All For Liberty,” about a lost hero of the War for American Independence in South Carolina – John Laurens. Suddenly, my life took a new course. Late one night in my reading, I came across a haunting passage in one of my many history books about a young man from Charleston who suffered a horribly tragic death in the last days of the American Revolution – a young man who had been fighting to end slavery while fighting the war. He was killed leading […]