Revolutionary War Double Agent, James Armistead Lafayette with Colonial Williamsburg’s Stephen Seals (Virtual Performance on Zoom)

Event details

  • January 13, 2022
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Virtual event on Zoom see link below
  • 864-244-1499

  |  Cost: Free (Registration required)

Revolutionary War Double Agent, James Armistead Lafayette, performed by Colonial Williamsburg’s Stephen Seals (Virtual Show on Zoom)

Everybody loves a good spy story. How about an American slave that volunteers to spy for the Continental Army, does such a credible job of it, he gets recruited to be a double agent for the British gaining the confidence of both General Cornwallis and traitor, Benedict Arnold?

It’s an exciting story of a bogus “runaway slave” living a dangerous life behind enemy lines ferreting out information and spreading “mis-information” that allows the American forces to triumph at the Battle of Yorktown.

Not fiction . . .  True story. . .  And you get to hear it told live by Colonial Williamsburg’s Stephen Seals.

Register for: Revolutionary War Double Agent James Armistead

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting. If this is the first time you have attended a Zoom event, you may be directed to download the Zoom app. You do NOT need a Zoom account to attend. If when you register you click on “add to your calendar,” you will have all the information you need to join the event on your calendar.

The event will feature audience Q/A. Everyone who has registered for the event will receive an email with a link to a recording of the  presentation that will be available for two weeks only.


Stephen Seals currently portrays National Builder, James Armistead Lafayette, at Colonial Williamsburg. He is also Community Outreach Liaison and Program Development Manager for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Stephen started at Colonial Williamsburg 12 years ago as an Actor Interpreter and for three years was also Supervisor of the unit before becoming the Manager of Program Development for African American and Religion Interpretation for the Foundation.

Prior to coming to Colonial Williamsburg, Stephen was  freelance actor traveling the country performing and directing theatre. He majored in Theatre Education at Virginia Commonwealth University and spent 10 years teaching theater in the Richmond community, also working as an actor, director, stage manager, production manager, and lighting designer.

Quoted from the US Army website: