SALEM (television pilot)


200 people were accused of witchcraft, 49 went to trial, 20 were executed, 5 died in prison. Their accusers, and the prosecution’s star witnesses, were a small group of adolescent girls – teenagers—and a slave, bought at auction when she was only thirteen.

SALEM is a searing tale of disempowerment, sexual repression, and old-fashioned greed. We will experience the infamous witch trials through the eyes of the women, filtered through a contemporary lens of psycho-sexual politics, and watch – appalled, fascinated — as the abuses done to these women cause them to act out with a captivating and empowering hysteria.