AUDITIONS: Saltonstall's Trial - One Man in Defense of the Salem Witches
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Equity Staged Reading of Saltonstall’s Trial: the story of a man whose courage set the standard for one of America’s most important dynasties, and whose example has never been more important than today.
This will be an Equity Staged Reading of a new work. In 1692, as the Salem witch scare reached its apex, Nathaniel Saltonstall of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was appointed on a panel of judges tasked with trying dozens of pending witchcraft cases. It was a badge of honor and prestige to be appointed. Yet after only one trial, Nathaniel resigned in disgust at the court’s reliance on spectral evidence. Thereafter, he became one of the earliest and most vocal voices against the hysteria despiteView more
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