Mrs. John Marsh : The World Knew Her As Margaret Mitchell

Actress : Saluda Camp

Charleston native and College of Charleston alumnae Saluda Camp returns in May and June for 13 performances of a one-woman play about Margaret Mitchell during Piccolo Spoleto as part of the College of Charleston’s Stelle di Domani Series.

Saluda Camp

Saluda Camp was an avid GWTW fan as a teen.

GWTW fans who have not explored Mitchell’s biography may be surprised to discover the parallels between her life and that of Scarlett.

“I am thrilled to be returning to Charleston for these performances,” Camp said. “I have been a fan of Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind since I was 16. I wrote a high school term paper about Miss Mitchell and some of the material I quoted in that paper so many years ago is included in the play. The piece resonates very strongly with me.”

Ms. Camp’s post-graduate acting training was in London with Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, where Dame Judi Dench is the school’s president and The Globe Theatre. Based in NYC, she has acted in several seasons with regional companies: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and Connecticut Free Shakespeare.

Saluda played Hollywood silent screen legend Marion Davies, in the East Coast premiere of The Cat’s Meow, directed by Ed Dennehy. The film version by Steven Peros featured Kirsten Dunst in the role. In New York, Saluda has acted with The American Globe Theatre, Vital Theatre Company, Boomerang Theatre Company and New Light Theatre Project, among many others. She was also featured this year in a TV pilot called “Released” and starred in the short “Bite” which went to the 2008 Cannes Short Film Festival.

Saluda’s sister, Anna Camp, is known for her leading roles in film and television, as well as on Broadway, including roles in Pitch Perfect, True Blood and in Equus on Broadway, opposite Daniel Radcliffe.